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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AMC Hosts The Circuit Trails Visual Assesment Study Webinar

On Wednesday, April 24th, Appalachian Mountain Club hosted a webinar to present its comprehensive visual assessment project of 30 Circuit Trails in PA and NJ. Read More

AMC and Lehigh Partner on Saucon Park Signage Project

AMC partnered with Lehigh University to design and install two interpretive signs in Saucon Park in the City of Bethlehem. The signs interpret natural and historical features location in the park.   Read More

AMC Completes Study of 30 Circuit Trails

Visual Assessment Project AMC has completed its Visual Assessment Study, “Protecting Significant Views Along The Circuit: A Visual Assessment of Land Conservation Priorities for Viewsheds Along The Circuit Trails.” With funding from the William Penn Foundation, AMC and project participants studied thirty Circuit Trails in Pennsylvania and New Jersey with the goal of determining locations of unprotected parcels within key trail viewsheds.  Read More

Congress Passes Permanent Reauthorization of LWCF

After allowing the Land and Water Conservation Fund to expire on September 30, 2018, all eyes have been on Congress as PA Highlands Coalition partners and conservation advocates across the country worked to permanently reauthorize the program and to secure full and dedicated funding. Read More