Planning And Conservation

The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) advances conservation and planning in the Pennsylvania Highlands region at the state, regional, and federal levels. This includes coordination of the Pennsylvania Highlands Coalition, a diverse public-private partnership that conserves critical natural resources and working and natural lands in the Pennsylvania Highlands. We work with coalition partners to advocate for federal conservation funding under the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Our work also includes critical GIS analysis and conservation tools that assists counties, municipalities, and land trusts in prioritizing land protection efforts across the Pennsylvania Highlands. 

Conservation Tools

The Land Conservation and Trails Tracking System allows users to view statistics and new land conservation acquisitions for protected lands and trails within the Pennsylvania Highlands.

The Water Resources Interactive Map allows users to view and discover padding and fishing opportunities across the Pennsylvania Highlands.

The Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Reports identified potential land conservation opportunities within selected Circuit Trail viewsheds based on a conservation assessment that scored and ranked priority land.

The Parcel Level Analysis studies conducted in the Pennsylvania Highlands focus on parcel level analyses for land protection.

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Highlands Organizations submit letter requesting FY21 Federal Funding

Organizations in the four-state Highlands region, the PA Highlands Coalition, Appalachian Mountain Club, and partners worked together to submit FY21 federal appropriations requests on behalf of the federal Highlands program, a program of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Read More

PA Highlands Coalition to host Webinar on Kittatinny Ridge, Global Important Bird Area

On Monday, April 6th, 2020 at 1:00pm, esteemed panelists will join the PA Highlands Coalition to host the webinar “Protection of the Kittatinny Ridge: A Global Important Bird Area.” Read More

AMC Advocates for the Delaware River Watershed in Washington DC

On Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 Appalachian Mountain Club joined advocates from the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed (CDRW) for the Coalition’s annual Hill Day event. Read More

Construction Begins on Upper Bucks Rail Trail

The Upper Bucks Rail Trail is now in the construction phase. The project, located in Springfield and Richland Townships, will cover three miles of unused railbed from Veterans Park in Richland to just outside Coopersburg, in Springfield Township. Read More