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
PA Highlands Coalition to Host Return on Environment Webinar
The PA Highlands Coalition will be hosting a webinar titled "What is nature worth? Return on environment studies and the economic value of the outdoors" on Monday, December 10th at 10am. Read More
Highlands Trail Stewards Training and Work Day
AMC hosted a trail building workshop with hands on experience for the Highlands Trail Stewards in Ringing Rocks County Park on Sunday, November 4th.
PA Highlands Coalition Sponsors Third Annual Legislative Breakfast
On Friday October 26th, the PA Highlands Coalition was happy to sponsor a legislative breakfast panel with the Schuylkill Highlands Conservation Landscape and its partners at the Connections on High Café in Pottstown.
PA Highlands Trail Signage Installation Underway in Quakertown
PA Highlands Trails signage marking the PHTN route through Quakertown has been installed in the Borough. Read More
Highlight the Highlands: Riparian Forest Buffer of Tinicum Township
Tinicum Township, in Bucks County, is located entirely within the Eastern portion of the Pennsylvania Highlands. Abutting the Delaware River, Tinicum is an active and engaged community. The Tinicum Civic Association automatically includes all residents, giving everyone a chance to get involved. The Association puts on the annual Arts Festival, which last year was supported by over 200 volunteers and raised over $100,000 dollars for local non-profits.