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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#SaveLWCF: Jacobsburg State Park

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) serves as the main funding mechanism for the Highlands Conservation Act, allowing for the yearly allocation to protect the Pennsylvania Highlands and the rest of the four-state Highlands region. Congressional authorization for the Land and Water Conservation Fund expires on September 30, 2018, and must be reauthorized in order for funding to continue.  Read More

Hike the Highlands: Valley Forge National Historic Park

Located on the Southeastern edge of the Pennsylvania Highlands, Valley Forge National Historic Park is a major attraction for history buffs and recreationists alike. The site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army, the park is filled with historic structures and monuments as you wind your way through the vast array of trail offerings. Read More

PA Highlands Coalition Hosts Webinar on Multi-Functional Buffers

On June 12th, the PA Highlands Coalition held a webinar on multi-functional riparian stream buffers. This webinar focused on the ways conservation groups can encourage buffer planting for landowners, the concept of agroforestry, and recent DCNR grants for riparian buffers. Read More

South Bethlehem Greenway Gets New Kiosk

AMC partnered with the city of Bethlehem and the Southside Arts District to design and install a new interpretive kiosk along the South Bethlehem Greenway. Read More