In the News

Since its passage in 2004, the Highlands Conservation Act has provided funding for numerous land conservation projects throughout Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. This page contains coverage of Highlands-funded projects, closing events, and other Highlands-related news.


PA Does More Investing In “Open Space”, 9/8/21

Berks County landmark hill preserved from development, 4/7/2021

Berks County Landmark Preserved Forever, 3/16/2021

How preserving an Oley Hills forest protects water, plants and animals, 2/12/2021

Fourteen acres added to Nockamixon State Park in Upper Bucks County, 7/9/2020

Land Added to Nolde Forest in Berks County, 1/13/2020

Natural Lands Transfers 59 Acres of Land for Public Use, 8/15/2019

Heritage Conservancy Facilitates Preservation of 35-acre Property in Springfield Township and Lower Saucon Township, 7/10/2019

Land Once Slated for Development has been Added to State Park, 2/19/2019

Lower Saucon buys Highlands open space, 11/1/2017

Lower Saucon approves open space purchase, 11/1/2017

$2.4M grant to help preserve land in Schuylkill Highlands, 8/27/2017

Rep. Ryan Costello announces federal conservation grant for Pennsylvania, 8/24/2017

Natural Lands Trust Preserves 80 Acres For Hopewell Big Woods, Berks County, 1/17/2017

Natural Lands Trust Preserves 80 Acres for Hopewell Big Woods, 1/16/2017

Lower Saucon, Springfield Township agree to preserve 14 acres, 3/3/2016

Costello: Protecting our natural resources, 8/9/2015

Gibraltar Hill lands protected in Berks County, 2/4/2015

Conquering a Steep Conservation Challenge in Berks County, 2/4/2015

Trust: $3M destined for area conservation, 12/23/2014

Hundreds of acres of Oley Hills forests are preserved forever, 1/13/2012

Federal Highlands Funds Protect the Oley Hills, 1/13/2012

Oley Hills properties preserved, 1/13/2012

Federal Funds Protect Pennsylvania Highlands, 1/13/2012

A tall drink of water: Congress primes pump for conservation program in Northeast, 9/1/2009

Cooks Creek stream network is life-sustaining to the region, 11/25/2008

Watershed land deal adds to Big Woods preservation, 12/2/2007

Protecting a ‘natural gem’, 7/18/2007

County next target of Highlands project, 10/20/2005

New York

Maloney Announces Highlands Conservation Act Reauthorization, 4/24/2021

Maloney pushes to re-up Highlands Conservation Act, 4/24/2021

Maloney introduces legislation to reauthorize the Highlands Conservation Act, 4/24/2021

Maloney Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Promote Economic Growth, Protect Natural Resources in the Highlands Region, 4/23/2021

NY Protects Land for Three State Parks in the Hudson Valley, 2/11/2021

260 Acres Added to Three Hudson Valley Parks, State Announces, 2/10/2021

Three state parks in Hudson Valley expand, 2/9/2021

Governor Cuomo Announces 260 Acres Added to Three State Parks in the Mid-Hudson Valley, 2/8/2021

Maloney Helps Pass the Great American Outdoors Act, Reauthorizing the Land and Water Conservation Fund and Protecting Hudson Valley’s Outdoor Traditions, 7/24/2020

Hudson Valley State Parklands May Soon Increase, 1/22/2020

1,115 Acres, 1/17/20

State of the State: Cuomo to preserve thousands of Hudson Valley acres, 1/10/2020

HHLT partners with New York State Parks on Fahnestock expansion, 1/10/2020

State to preserve Hudson Highlands land, 4/22/2017

On Earth Day, Governor Cuomo Announces Preservation of More than 5,900 Acres of Parkland in The Hudson Highlands, 4/22/2017

New York State Parks, Open Space Institute Protect Land Near Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park, 4/25/2015

State Land Acquisition Expands Cranberry Mountain Wildlife Management Area, 12/6/2013

DU a vital new partner in conserving New York State’s Great Swamp, 9/1/2013

North Hollow Property Expands Cranberry Mountain Wildlife Management Area, 12/7/2011

Celebrate Expansion of Sterling Forest State Park in Monroe, NY Friday, September 30, 9/26/2011

Great Swamp gets $1 million grant, 4/11/2008

Highlands Conservation Act Funded for the First Time – $2 million provided for land conservation projects in the region