Conservation Management of the Falls Run Region
The Howard Falls area of FranklinTownship, Erie County, PA, has been home to the Howard family for over 170 years. Throughout those years, seven generations of the family have benefited from the use and enjoyment of this property.
The Howard Falls Trust was created in 1992 by the Howard family to conserve and maintain the Howard Falls region. The Trust has acquired significant property surrounding the Falls, and manages the general area with the long-term intent to preserve the rural character and limit development.
Public access to Trust property is only by permission, and hunting and mechanized vehicles are never allowed. The deep ravines of the watershed north of Howard Falls are rich in geology and biodiversity. Access is granted into these areas for scientific study through the Howard Falls Research and Education Endowment.
In continuing to fulfill its mission, the Trust actively seeks to acquire additional properties along the general Falls Run watershed, north from Howard Falls toward its confluence with Elk Creek.