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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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

Recorded Webinar: "Discover the Highlands Trail in Pennsylvania"

Watch the webinar from early August 2020 hosted by the PA Highlands Coalition, which featured Appalachian Mountain Club staff Patricia McCloskey and Catherine Poppenwimer. Read More

US House Passes GAOA, and it moves to the President's Desk

On July 22, 2020 the US House of Representatives passed the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) by a wide bi-partisan margin, 301-107! Read More

14 Acres Added to Nockamixon S.P. in the PA Highlands

On July 9th, 2020 Natural Lands announced the completion of a 2-parcel land acquisition project using federal Highlands funding in Bucks County, PA. Read More