Conservation

The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is advancing conservation in the Pennsylvania Highlands region at the state, regional, and federal levels. That includes coordinating the Pennsylvania Highlands Coalition, a diverse public-private partnership conserving critical working and natural lands and natural resources in the Pennsylvania Highlands, as well as our work providing critical GIS data and analysis that assists counties, municipalities, and land trusts in prioritizing land protection efforts across the entire Pennsylvania Highlands. We also work with partners to advocate for federal conservation funding under the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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AMC Partners for New Signage on the Schuylkill River Trail

AMC partnered with the Schuylkill River Greenways National Historic Area and Union Township to produce an interpretive sign along the Schuylkill River Trail.  Read More

AMC Presents Trail Concept Plan to PHTN Steering Committee

On Monday, March 26th, AMC and its consultant, Campbell Thomas & Company, presented a conceptual trail plan for the Musser Scout Reservation, located in the Unami Forest of Montgomery County. Read More

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