Contact Us

For questions or comments about the Highlands Trail in Pennsylvania contact:

Patricia McCloskey, AICP, AMC Senior Planner


For questions or comments about the PA Highlands Coalition or federal conservation funding contact: 

Kimberly Witt, AMC Mid-Atlantic Conservation Policy Manager

For questions or comments about GIS analysis and conservation tools contact:  

Cathy Poppenwimer, AMC Assistant Staff Scientist/GIS Specialist

For general questions or comments about conservation policy and the Highlands Region:

Mark Zakutansky, AMC Director of Conservation Policy Engagement


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AMC and Partners Produce Trail Feasiblity Study

Grant funding from the Schuylkill Highlands Conservation Landscape funded a trail feasiblity study in Upper Bucks County. Read More

iNaturalist Projects in the PA Highlands

Combining the value of citizen science with species identification, iNaturalist gives everyday people the ability to connect with their local environment and identify the flora and fauna they observe. Read More

National Public Lands Day 2020: More Ways to Connect to Nature

This year’s NPLD will look a little different, but it’s largely virtual format will give people in or near the Pennsylvania’s Highlands region plenty of opportunities to engage in a celebration and appreciation of our public lands, while contributing to volunteer efforts from behind their computer. Read More

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