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Nicole Faraguna

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Nicole Faraguna
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Harrisburg, PA


Nicole Faraguna has served as Director of Policy at the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources since August 2019. She served as Director of Outreach and Education for the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association from March 2005 to August 2019. Her responsibilities included managing the organization’s public outreach and education efforts, assisting land trusts with needed guidance, and organizing the annual Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference. Prior to this, Nicole served as Director of Communications for the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs and Editor of the Borough News Magazine. She was instrumental in co-founding the Brush Valley Preservation Association in her own community and dedicating her efforts to preserving 2,000 acres.

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Guide Listings

Public Access Policies and Practices for Land Trusts
Nicole Faraguna is the researcher/author of this guide.

Nicole Faraguna is the researcher/author of this guide.

Collaborative Opportunities for Land Trusts
Nicole Faraguna is the researcher/author of this guide.

Library Items Authored

Bridge Loans for Conservation Purchases: Borrowing from Revolving Loan Funds
When an organization must close on a real estate transaction prior to securing all the necessary funds, borrowing will be necessary for the deal to proceed. Several organizations manage revolving l...

Merger: An Introduction for Conservation Organizations
A land trust may merge with another land trust or other conservation organization in order to more effectively advance the goals of each organization.

Public Access Policies and Practices for Land Trusts: Survey Results in Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association surveyed Pennsylvania land trusts regarding their organizational policies and practices as well as management issues encountered related to their fee-owned p...

Traffic Calming
Traffic-calming incorporates a variety of design and management strategies in local streetscapes to control volume and speed of traffic for the safety of both motorists and non-motorists.

Land Trust Merger Case Studies
This guide describes the catalysts for exploring merger, the exploration and due diligence process, and the outcomes of several consolidations of land trusts with land trusts as well as land trusts...

Pennsylvania Nature Play Areas
A profile of nature play areas located in Pennsylvania.

Outdoor Access and Programs
Land trusts have available to them a variety of tools and examples of how to improve public access and provide programming on their lands. By providing opportunities for outdoor experiences, land ...

Collaborative Opportunities for Land Trusts
Many types of collaborative approaches are available to help land trusts and others advance land conservation. This guide identifies opportunities for collaboration, provides guidance in structurin...

Global Positioning System (GPS)
GPS enables users to easily record the location of natural and man-made features on the land. It allows users to identify where a photo or video is taken, revisit previously recorded features, and ...