The PA Highlands Parcel Level Analysis for Landscape Land Protection and Long Distance Trails highlights studies conducted in the PA Highlands that focuses on parcel level analyses for land protection and development of trails. The projects listed identify core areas for conservation, assessments of prioritizing lands for conservation or trails, and evaluation of areas at risk to development.
The Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Project
The aim of the Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Project is to identify potential land conservation opportunities within the trail’s viewshed based on a conservation assessment that scores and ranks priority lands. The results of this analysis will be used to provide organizations and project partners with a conservation and visual assessment report to assist with local conservation efforts.
For the Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Reports, click here.
The Protecting Significant Views along the Circuit or Protect the View Project
The objective of Protect the View, and the research it is based on, is to identify significant trail views within The Circuit that are at a high risk of future land development so that these areas may be protected for future generations to enjoy. The culmination of AMC’s research focuses on ten views from six Circuit Trails in PA and NJ that are vulnerable to development. As development pressure in the Philadelphia region continues, areas of scenic value may disappear.
For the Protect the View Report, click here.