Keystone Conservation Trust Staff


Our personnel bring over sixty years of experience in conservation (habitat conservation, open space protection and water resource planning), strategic planning (corporate and public), and real estate transactions. With a track record in innovative capital formation and experience in navigating the complexities of landscape scale conservation and partnering, KCT commands the breadth and depth of skills and experience to help make things happen.


John Rogers

John Rogers

Prior to establishing KCT, Mr. Rogers was a Senior Vice President of the international environmental engineering firm of CH2MHill, overseeing all science and technology. Previously, he was a founding partner of Rogers, Golden, Halpern. Mr. Rogers has thirty years' experience in strategic planning, water quality trading, watershed planning, mitigation banking, public/private partnerships, capital planning, asset management, facility siting and decision sciences. Mr. Rogers has directed over 130 projects from the Everglades to the New Jersey Pine Barrens, the Pacific Northwest to the Chesapeake. He has served as co-Chair of the Natural Resources subcommittee of Governor Ridge's Environment Commission for the 21st Century, International Coordinator for Multidisciplinary Partnerships forum on Sustainable Development, and judge of the Three Rivers Environmental Awards. He is an acclaimed author on environmental issues and tools.


Ross Pilling

Ross Pilling

Ross has 36 years of experience in the fields of environmental consulting and real estate practice. He has been responsible for all aspects of his conservation based real estate business from operations to financial management. Ross has also worked at the vice presidential level managing family and trust owned real estate for a major Philadelphia trust company.  He has worked for some of Philadelphia\'s most pre-eminent commercial/industrial real estate developers and for local, county, regional and federal governmental entities. Since 1999 Ross has closed conservation transactions on almost 3000 acres of land with a fair market value of over million.


Recent Project


The Pennypack Greenway is a wooded oasis in a highly built-out setting at the margins of Philadelphia. Encompassing three protected areas within both Philadelphia and Montgomery counties (the Pennypack Park, Lorimer Park, and the Pennypack Preserve), the Pennypack watershed houses over 2600 acres of publicly accessible protected lands. Conservation challenges ...
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