Contact Us

For questions or comments about the Highlands Trail in Pennsylvania contact:

Patricia McCloskey, AICP, AMC Senior Planner
610-868-6906
pmccloskey@outdoors.org

 

For questions or comments about the PA Highlands Coalition or federal conservation funding contact: 

Kimberly Witt, AMC Mid-Atlantic Conservation Policy Manager
610-868-6903
kwitt@outdoors.org
 

For questions or comments about GIS analysis and conservation tools contact:  

Cathy Poppenwimer, AMC Assistant Staff Scientist/GIS Specialist
603-466-8131
cpoppenwimer@outdoors.org
 

For general questions or comments about conservation policy and the Highlands Region:

Mark Zakutansky, AMC Director of Conservation Policy Engagement
610-868-6915
mzakutansky@outdoors.org

News

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Great American Outdoors Act signed into Law

On August 4th, 2020 GAOA was enacted into law! This measure provides full, permanent dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and a $5.9B investment over 5 years to address the maintenance backlog on public lands. Read More

Recorded Webinar: "Discover the Highlands Trail in Pennsylvania"

Watch the webinar from early August 2020 hosted by the PA Highlands Coalition, which featured Appalachian Mountain Club staff Patricia McCloskey and Catherine Poppenwimer. Read More

US House Passes GAOA, and it moves to the President's Desk

On July 22, 2020 the US House of Representatives passed the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) by a wide bi-partisan margin, 301-107! Read More

14 Acres Added to Nockamixon S.P. in the PA Highlands

On July 9th, 2020 Natural Lands announced the completion of a 2-parcel land acquisition project using federal Highlands funding in Bucks County, PA. Read More