PA Highlands Coalition to Host Return on Environment Webinar

The PA Highlands Coalition will be hosting a webinar titled “What is nature worth? Return on environment studies and the economic value of the outdoors” on Monday, December 10th at 10am. 

How do we ensure that the value of nature is included in local planning decisions? Open space and natural resources support the municipal budget and contribute to the local economy, but these benefits are often overlooked when negotiating with landowners, policymakers, and the public. Join John Rogers, President of Keystone Conservation Trust, and Jeanne Barrett Ortiz, Program Manager at Audubon PA to discuss their groundbreaking Return on Environment studies in the PA Highlands region. This webinar will discuss the findings of the studies, as well as the ways in which this data can be incorporated into decision-making and marketing strategies.

To register for this webinar, please click here. An email will be sent following registration with information about joining the webinar. 


« »

News

Click here to see all news

Highlands funding doubled in 2019 spending bill

Signed by the President on February 15th, the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Omnibus Appropriations package has allocated $20 million for the Highlands Conservation Act, a 100% increase from Fiscal Year 2018 levels.  Read More

PHTN 2018 Accomplishments

2018 was another busy year for AMC staff, the PHTN Steering Committee and the volunteer Highlands Trail Stewards.  Read on for last year’s accomplishments. Read More

Highlight the Highlands: Winter Events and Things to Do

The winter holidays are a time of joy, fun, family, and friends. However, it can also be a time of heavy eating, staying inside, and falling behind on routines. Are you looking for a way to enjoy the Pennsylvania Highlands over your winter break? Read More

PA Highlands Coalition hosts return on environment studies webinar

On December 10th, the PA Highlands Coalition held a webinar on the emerging research in return on environment studies. This webinar focused on the ways the benefits of nature and open space can be quantified to influence local planning and policy decisions. This research has been conducted in multiple counties throughout the PA Highlands by our partners. Read More