Highlands Conservation Act Reauthorized in FY18 Omnibus Spending Bill
A major victory for land conservation in the four-state Highlands region was won late last week when the President signed the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) Omnibus spending bill, which included both funding and reauthorization for the Highlands Conservation Act (HCA) through 2021. Read More
Richland Township Updates Open Space and Trails Map
Recently, Richland Township, Bucks County updated their Open Space and Trails Map to show the Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network along with other park and trail resources. Read More
New Signage at Ringing Rocks County Park
New signage at Ringing Rocks Park will help park users navigate the trails in the park.
AMC Completes Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Pilot Project
The Appalachian Mountain Club has completed its Visual Assessment Pilot Project of a section of the Schuylkill River Trail in Montgomery and Berks Counties.
2017 PHTN Accomplishments
2017 was a busy year for the PHTN Steering Committee and the volunteer Highlands Trail Stewards. Read on for last year's accomplishments. Read More
Lower Saucon Buys Highlands Open Space
Last month, Lower Saucon Township announced the purchase of 35 acres in the Northampton Highlands, part of the federally designated Pennsylvania Highlands. Read More
The Latest Highlands Trail Stewards Projects
November was a busy month for AMC's all-volunteer trail crew, the Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Stewards, who have been working hard to improve trails in Bucks County. Read More
Community Open House Addresses Trail Gap
On the evening of Monday, October 16th 2107, members of the Tollgate Landing community met with AMC staff and representatives of Richland and Milford Townships to discuss the potential for a trail connection to a new park and Trumbauersville Elementary School. Read More
AMC Presents Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Pilot Project
On Friday, September 22, 2017 members of the Appalachian Mountain Club staff presented the results of its Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Pilot Project to project stakeholders. Read More
Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Project Kick Off
The Appalachian Mountain Club is conducting an assessment of land conservation opportunities to assist in the protection of a high quality trail experience through a GIS-based analysis of viewsheds along the Circuit Trails.
Congress Proposes Legislation to Reauthorize Highlands Conservation Act
Federal support is key to the success of land conservation efforts. Legislation like the Highlands Conservation Act, originally passed in 2004, has been instrumental in preserving valuable resources throughout the Highlands region. While the original authorization has lapsed, efforts are underway in Congress to reauthorize this important program.
PennDOT Provides Passage for PHTN in Upper Salford
At a June 2017 meeting in Upper Salford Township, PennDOT representatives and McCormick Taylor engineers provided details about how the Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network (PHTN) will pass under Route 63 (Sumneytown Pike) in Upper Salford Township