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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Community Open House Addresses Trail Gap

On the evening of Monday, October 16th, members of the Tollgate Landing community met with AMC staff and representatives of Richland and Milford Townships to discuss the potential for a trail connection to a new park and Trumbauersville Elementary School. Read More

AMC Presents Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Pilot Project

On Friday, September 22, 2017 members of the Appalachian Mountain Club staff presented the results of its Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Pilot Project to project stakeholders. Read More

Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Project Kick Off

The Appalachian Mountain Club is conducting an assessment of land conservation opportunities to assist in the protection of a high quality trail experience through a GIS-based analysis of viewsheds along the Circuit Trails. Read More

Congress Proposes Legislation to Reauthorize Highlands Conservation Act

Federal support is key to the success of land conservation efforts. Legislation like the Highlands Conservation Act, originally passed in 2004, has been instrumental in preserving valuable resources throughout the Highlands region. While the original authorization has lapsed, efforts are underway in Congress to reauthorize this important program. Read More