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 and Partners Produce Trail Feasiblity Study

Grant funding from the Schuylkill Highlands Conservation Landscape funded a trail feasiblity study in Upper Bucks County. Read More

iNaturalist Projects in the PA Highlands

Combining the value of citizen science with species identification, iNaturalist gives everyday people the ability to connect with their local environment and identify the flora and fauna they observe. Read More

National Public Lands Day 2020: More Ways to Connect to Nature

This year’s NPLD will look a little different, but it’s largely virtual format will give people in or near the Pennsylvania’s Highlands region plenty of opportunities to engage in a celebration and appreciation of our public lands, while contributing to volunteer efforts from behind their computer. Read More

Great American Outdoors Act signed into Law

On August 4th, 2020 GAOA was enacted into law! This measure provides full, permanent dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and a $5.9B investment over 5 years to address the maintenance backlog on public lands. Read More