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 Passed 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.
Recorded Webinar: "Protection of the Kittatinny Ridge: A Global Important Bird Area"
Watch the webinar from early April 2020 to learn more about the Kittatinny Ridge Conservation Landscape, northern neighbor to the PA Highlands region.
Highlight the Highlands: Nolde Forest Expanded
Located in the middle of the Pennsylvania Highlands region, Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center boasts woodlands that are over 100 years old and it will now include 60 additional acres supported with funding from PA Bureau of State Parks and the federal Highlands Conservation Act. Read More
Spring Flowers of the PA Highlands: 3 Native Ephemerals and 2 Flashy Intruders
April 8, 2020 --- Right now, the PA Highlands region showcases its mid-spring ephemeral flowers - but not all are as innocuous as they appear.
Highlands Organizations submit letter requesting FY21 Federal Funding
Organizations in the four-state Highlands region, the PA Highlands Coalition, Appalachian Mountain Club, and partners worked together to submit FY21 federal appropriations requests on behalf of the federal Highlands program, a program of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
PA Highlands Coalition to host Webinar on Kittatinny Ridge, Global Important Bird Area
On Monday, April 6th, 2020 at 1:00pm, esteemed panelists will join the PA Highlands Coalition to host the webinar "Protection of the Kittatinny Ridge: A Global Important Bird Area." Read More
AMC Advocates for the Delaware River Watershed in Washington DC
On Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 Appalachian Mountain Club joined advocates from the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed (CDRW) for the Coalition’s annual Hill Day event. Read More
Construction Begins on Upper Bucks Rail Trail
The Upper Bucks Rail Trail is now in the construction phase. The project, located in Springfield and Richland Townships, will cover three miles of unused railbed from Veterans Park in Richland to just outside Coopersburg, in Springfield Township.