Marcellus Shale’s Greatest Treasures

Telling the Story of Natural Gas Impacts on our Public Lands

Pine Creek Gorge. Ohiopyle. Ricketts Glen. Rock Run.

The Marcellus Shale area contains some of Pennsylvania’s most remarkable spaces, treasured by residents and by visitors from around the world.

It also contains an estimated 84 trillion cubic feet of valuable natural gas.

Learn more how natural gas development can impact our public lands and what we can do to protect them.

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AMC Completes Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Pilot Project

The Appalachian Mountain Club has completed its Visual Assessment Pilot Project of a section of the Schuylkill River Trail in Montgomery and Berks Counties. Read More

2017 PHTN Accomplishments

2017 was a busy year for the PHTN Steering Committee and the volunteer Highlands Trail Stewards.  Read on for last year’s accomplishments. Read More

Lower Saucon Buys Highlands Open Space

Last month, Lower Saucon Township announced the purchase of 35 acres in the Northampton Highlands, part of the federally designated Pennsylvania Highlands. Read More

The Latest Highlands Trail Stewards Projects

November was a busy month for AMC’s all-volunteer trail crew, the Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Stewards, who have been working hard to improve trails in Bucks County.  Read More