Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Reports

Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Project

The aim of the Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Project is to identify potential land conservation opportunities within a trail’s viewshed, and develop a conservation assessment that scores and ranks priority lands. Thirty (30) Circuit Trails are included in this study. This report describes the methodology for assessing land conservation priorities related to the viewsheds of the Circuit Trails within suburban and rural areas. The goals of this analysis are two-fold. The first goal is to identify potential conservation needs based on a trail’s viewshed and second, to develop a conservation assessment and ranking of these priority lands. The results of this analysis will be used to provide organizations and project partners with a conservation and visual assessment report to assist with local conservation efforts.

Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Pilot Project

The Pilot Project includes an assessment of approximately eight (8) miles of the Schuylkill River Trail in Montgomery and Berks Counties. Click the link below for the final Pilot Project for the Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Project report.

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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. Read More

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