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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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