Parcel Level Studies

The PA Highlands Parcel Level Analysis for Landscape Land Protection and Long Distance Trails highlights studies conducted in the PA Highlands that focus parcel level analyses for land protection and development of trails. The projects listed identify core areas for conservation, assessments of prioritizing lands for conservation or trails and evaluation of areas at risk to development. 

If you know of an analysis project that we should include, please email us at amcpahighlands@outdoors.org.

Critical Lands Analysis for portions of Bucks, Lancaster and Lebanon Counties in the Pennsylvania Highlands (pdf)

An Analysis of the Conservation Potential in the Furnace Hills Conservation Area, Pennsylvania Highlands (pdf)

An Analysis of the Conservation Potential in the Sand Hills Conservation Area, Pennsylvania Highlands (pdf)

An Analysis of the Conservation Potential in the Conewago Mountains Conservation Area, Pennsylvania Highlands (pdf)

 

The Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Project

The aim of the Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Project is to identify potential land conservation opportunities within the trail’s viewshed based on a conservation assessment that scores and ranks 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.

For the Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Reports, click here

For any questions, concerns, or suggestions, contact us at amcpahighlands@outdoors.org.

News

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AMC Hosts The Circuit Trails Visual Assesment Study Webinar

On Wednesday, April 24th, Appalachian Mountain Club hosted a webinar to present its comprehensive visual assessment project of 30 Circuit Trails in PA and NJ. Read More

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.   Read More

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.  Read More

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