Related Resources

This page highlights organizations working within the PA Highlands region, as well as important research, management, and planning projects going on in the PA Highlands.

The PA Highlands are a state designated mega-greenway. For more information on greenways visit PA’s Major Greenway Corridors.

Organizations of the Pennsylvania Highlands:

Conservation, preservation and recreation organizations working in and around the PA Highlands Organizations are organized by file name, issue and location.

For more information on organizations in your county, go to ConservationTools.org.

Guidance Documents for the Pennsylvania Highlands:

Model Ordinances and Easements, Comprehensive Plans, Guides and Handbook documents are organized by file name, type and resource.

For more information on ordinances, go to Conserveland.org – Pennsylvania Land Trust Association.

Projects in the Pennsylvania Highlands:

Conservation, recreation, and planning projects in and around the PA Highlands are organized by file name and type.

Protective Districts and Programs of the Pennsylvania Highlands:

County-level Conservation Districts, Programs and Resources are organized by county.

AMC Pennsylvania Highlands Greenway Map

The Pennsylvania Highlands Greenway Map is a tool that can be used to help local, state and federal government officials as well as land trusts, private citizens, and private foundations prioritize their land conservation efforts in the Pennsylvania Highlands.

AMC Pennsylvania Highlands Conservation Atlas

The Pennsylvania Highlands Conservation Atlas is a resource for prioritizing land conservation opportunities in the 1.4 million acre Pennsylvania Highlands region stretching across southeastern PA. The atlas combines science-based data on land ownership, natural resources, and recreational assets with a participatory approach to conservation planning, including input from state and local government officials, local land trusts, and outdoors recreation groups.

Data files are current as of March 2011. 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