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Quakertown Region Trails Map

Check out our map showing how the planned Upper Bucks Rail Trail will fit into the big picture of the Highlands Trail Network. Read More

New Rail Trail in Bucks County Approved by Commissioners

The Bucks County Commissioners voted on January 6, 2016 to select the Doylestown based firm Boucher & James to provide design and engineering services for the planned Upper Bucks Rail Trail, which will be developed along a 3.3-mile stretch of unused track between Veterans Park in Richland Township, and the Bucks-Lehigh County line near Coopersburg. Read More

Major Cuts Proposed to Conservation Funding

On Wednesday night, December 9th, the Pennsylvania Senate amended a series of bills in the Pennsylvania budget package to include several cuts to conservation initiatives and funding. Read More

Quakertown Approves Highlands Trail Route

Development of the Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network marked another milestone in November when the Quakertown Borough Council unanimously voted to approve the proposed Highlands Trail route, after a number of public meetings and presentations to gather community input. Read More

PA Highlands Coalition Hosts Webinar on Land Protection

On September 25th, the Pennsylvania Highlands Coalition hosted a free webinar program featuring Brian Harris, Township Manager and Secretary/Treasurer for Bushkill Township and Stephanie Armpriester, Municipal Outreach Coordinator with Lancaster Farmland Trust. Read More

Lehigh Valley Watershed Coalition Holds Sixth Annual Lehigh Valley Watershed Conference

The Lehigh Valley Watershed Coalition is holding their sixth annual Lehigh Valley Watershed Conference on Tuesday, October 13th, at Lehigh University. Read More

1,100 Acre Eagle Tract added to Michaux State Forest

Micheaux State Forest gained another 1,100-acre this August, bringing its total acreage to 85,500. The addition of the land, known as the Eagle Rock Tract, was made possible with $1.5 million in funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, as well as with funding from DCNR and Greene and Franklin Counties. Read More

Pennsylvania Highlands Coalition Hosts Webinar: Power Lines, Pipelines and Protected Lands

On Friday, July 17th, the Pennsylvania Highlands Coalition hosted its first webinar program, "Power Lines, Pipelines and Protected Lands: Standing up for Places in the Path of Energy Transmission.” Read More

Latest Highlands Trail Plan Released

AMC is pleased to announce that the PA Highlands Trail Concept Plan: Unami Hills to Hopewell Big Woods has been completed and can be reviewed and downloaded by visiting the Trail Feasibility Study page. Read More

National Trails Day Hike

Twenty-one hikers came out to Upper Bucks County on National Trails Day for a hike along the D&L Trail and the soon-to-be opened Ringing Rocks Trail. Read More

Celebrate Get Outdoors Day in the PA Highlands

On Saturday, June 13th, AMC is leading a hike and paddle event as a part of Get Outdoors Pennsylvania initiative and National Get Outdoors Day. Read More

PA Highlands Coalition & Partners Host First Legislative Breakfast

On Thursday, April 30th, the Pennsylvania Highlands Coalition joined with our friends at Natural Lands Trust and the Schuylkill Highlands Conservation Landscape to host the first ever Schuylkill Highlands Legislative Breakfast and Speaker Event in Pottstown. Read More