AMC and Partners Produce Trail Feasiblity Study
Grant funding from the Schuylkill Highlands Conservation Landscape funded a trail feasiblity study in Upper Bucks County. Read More
iNaturalist Projects in the PA Highlands
Combining the value of citizen science with species identification, iNaturalist gives everyday people the ability to connect with their local environment and identify the flora and fauna they observe. Read More
National Public Lands Day 2020: More Ways to Connect to Nature
This year’s NPLD will look a little different, but it’s largely virtual format will give people in or near the Pennsylvania’s Highlands region plenty of opportunities to engage in a celebration and appreciation of our public lands, while contributing to volunteer efforts from behind their computer. Read More
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
COVID-19 Impact Report finds Increased Use on Trails in the PA Highlands and across the state
In early June 2020, Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) released its report The COVID-19 Pandemic's Impact on Pennsylvania's Non-motorized Trails: Increased Use, Added Strain, and a Newfound Appreciation, which includes feedback from PA Highlands trail managers.
Upcoming Webinar: PA Highlands Coalition to host "Discover the Highlands Trail in Pennsylvania"
On Thursday, August 6th, 2020 at 2pm, Appalachian Mountain Club staff will present the Highlands Region interactive map and Highlands StoryMap during the upcoming webinar. Read More
US Senate Passes the Great American Outdoors Act
The Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) passed the Senate on June 17th, 2020 by a wide bipartisan margin, 73-25! Read More
Recorded Webinar: "In Defense of Public Lands: Some Lessons on its Biological, Economic, and Social Value"
Watch the webinar from early June 2020 hosted by the PA Highlands Coalition, which featured Author and Professor of Political Science Steven Davis.
AMC Produces Highlands Trail StoryMap
Using ESRI's ArcGIS StoryMap platform, AMC staff prepared a custom interactive map that tells the story of the 300-mile long Highlands Trail in Pennsylvania.