PHTN Proceeds in Green Lane
In their July meeting, the Green Lane Borough Council approved the proposed PHTN route through Green Lane.
Highlight the Highlands: Partners Defend Tohickon Creek, Bucks County
The eastern-most section of the PA Highlands borders the renowned Delaware River from Easton in Northampton County to Washington Crossing in Bucks County,and the area falls within the Lower Delaware Wild & Scenic River System. Read More
AMC Presents Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Project at DVRPC
On Wednesday, June 12th, AMC's Circuit Trail Visual Assessment project team presented to DVRPC's Information Resources Exchange Group. Read More
AMC Presents Visual Assessment Project at PALTA Conference
On May 16th, AMC staff presented its study "Protecting Significant Views on The Circuit: A Visual Assessment of Conservation Priorities Along The Circuit Trails" at the Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference. Read More
AMC Hosts The Circuit Trails Visual Assesment Study Webinar
On Wednesday, April 24th, Appalachian Mountain Club hosted a webinar to present its comprehensive visual assessment project of 30 Circuit Trails in PA and NJ.
AMC and Lehigh Partner on Saucon Park Signage Project
AMC partnered with Lehigh University to design and install two interpretive signs in Saucon Park in the City of Bethlehem. The signs interpret natural and historical features location in the park.
AMC Completes Study of 30 Circuit Trails
Visual Assessment Project
AMC has completed its Visual Assessment Study, "Protecting Significant Views Along The Circuit: A Visual Assessment of Land Conservation Priorities for Viewsheds Along The Circuit Trails." With funding from the William Penn Foundation, AMC and project participants studied thirty Circuit Trails in Pennsylvania and New Jersey with the goal of determining locations of unprotected parcels within key trail viewsheds.
Congress Passes Permanent Reauthorization of LWCF
After allowing the Land and Water Conservation Fund to expire on September 30, 2018, all eyes have been on Congress as PA Highlands Coalition partners and conservation advocates across the country worked to permanently reauthorize the program and to secure full and dedicated funding. Read More
Highlands funding doubled in 2019 spending bill
Signed by the President on February 15th, the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Omnibus Appropriations package has allocated $20 million for the Highlands Conservation Act, a 100% increase from Fiscal Year 2018 levels. Read More
PHTN 2018 Accomplishments
2018 was another busy year for AMC staff, the PHTN Steering Committee and the volunteer Highlands Trail Stewards. Read on for last year’s accomplishments.
Highlight the Highlands: Winter Events and Things to Do
The winter holidays are a time of joy, fun, family, and friends. However, it can also be a time of heavy eating, staying inside, and falling behind on routines. Are you looking for a way to enjoy the Pennsylvania Highlands over your winter break? Read More
PA Highlands Coalition hosts return on environment studies webinar
On December 10th, the PA Highlands Coalition held a webinar on the emerging research in return on environment studies. This webinar focused on the ways the benefits of nature and open space can be quantified to influence local planning and policy decisions. This research has been conducted in multiple counties throughout the PA Highlands by our partners. Read More