The South Mountain Partnership is a public-private partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) landscape conservation program and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
The Partnership works to serve as a facilitator, integrator, interpreter, and catalyst in the Greater Carlisle community to facilitate landscape conservation. As a facilitator, they bring people together. One example of this role is their support of large land acquisitions. As integrators, they work across political and sectoral boundaries to be the voice of conservation. They serve as an interpreter which means that they demonstrate and promote the resources that the landscapes provides to support the people. The South Mountain Partnership is a catalyst for conservation action.
Organizations and individuals in the greater Carlisle area can apply for mini grants from the Partnership to support their own landscape conservation projects.
The Partnership offers a variety of educational opportunities for the community including an annual speaker series and a South Mountain PA mobile phone app.