On February 10th, 2022 the Appalachian Mountain Club hosted, alongside the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed and the LWCF Coalition, a webinar explaining the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and how to take advantage of its recent full funding. You can click on the links below to view the slide deck and webinar recording at your leisure!
Last Wednesday, January 19, 2022, the House Natural Resources Committee held a mark-up session in which the Highlands Conservation Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2793) was one of nine bills adopted as part of a package by unanimous consent.
PA Highlands – Land and Trails Tracking System Webinar Recording: https://outdoors.zoom.us/rec/share/MHqFexm3CTfXCFg_jwIMTePCmaOxSLurkb6gcn1frWc9kBZ5DBLSqTJY59Tg5cA.bQvJOOSI89TxJARl?startTime=1634838650000
Another wonderful story of successful land preservation in the Schuylkill Highlands Conservation Landscape! Martha and Richard Coyle have achieved full protection of their 94-acre farm, which is of significant conservation value due to it’s location within the Hopewell Big Woods, the most important natural landscape in the region. Read the entire article below —
To sign up: Webinar Registration – Zoom Please join us on October 21st at 2:00pm for an in-depth look at the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Land and Trails Tracking System. Land and Trails Tracking System – Pennsylvania Highlands (pahighlands.org)
AMC, in partnership with Highlands Coalition member organizations, is spearheading an effort to reauthorize the Highlands Conservation Act through 2028 and to enact program changes that will double available funding for land protection projects in the Highlands program and increase the program’s flexibility moving forward. S.753 and H.R. 2793 are Senate and House bills that have been introduced in Congress to make these program changes and reauthorization a reality. It is critically important that these bills continue to progress
The Delaware River Watershed provides a thriving home to hundreds of species and if you look closely enough, you will be able to find them just about anywhere! The Delaware River Means Biodiversity contest is your chance to connect on a more thoughtful level with the natural world around you. Snap, identify, and submit photos of plants, animals, and fungi that you come across while out-and-about in and around the Delaware River for chances to win great outdoor-related prizes!