Related Resources

This page highlights organizations working within the PA Highlands region, as well as important research, management, and planning projects going on in the PA Highlands.

The PA Highlands are a state designated mega-greenway. For more information on greenways visit PA’s Major Greenway/Trail Corridors.

Organizations of the Pennsylvania Highlands:

Conservation, preservation and recreation organizations working in and around the PA Highlands can be found at WeConservePA – Group Finder.

Guidance Documents for the Pennsylvania Highlands:

Model Ordinances and Easements, Comprehensive Plans, Guides and Handbook documents and other information can be found at ConservationTools.

AMC Pennsylvania Highlands Greenway Map

The Pennsylvania Highlands Greenway Map is a tool that can be used to help local, state and federal government officials as well as land trusts, private citizens, and private foundations prioritize their land conservation efforts in the Pennsylvania Highlands.

Highlands Regional Study Update Report

The Highlands Regional Study Update Report compiles recommendations made by the 4-state Highlands NGO community to the US Fish and Wildlife Service for implementing the programmatic changes included in the Highlands Conservation Reauthorization Act. This report includes recommendations to revise the resource component data layers of the previous Highlands analyses using the best available science, incorporate new data layers to reflect current scientific concerns, and to expand the geographic scope of the study to identify qualified municipalities outside the current federally designated boundary to be officially added to the Highlands region.

AMC Mid-Atlantic Conservation Planning Tools Survey Report

The AMC Mid-Atlantic Conservation Planning Tools Survey Report established an understanding of what AMC conservation planning tools were being used and how, as well as what type of future studies and tools are needed to assist in facilitating continued conservation of the Highlands region. With the results of this survey, AMC was able to conclude that prioritization of promoting the PA Highlands region, updating existing projects, and developing new planning tools would provide the most benefit to partners within the PA Highlands.

AMC Pennsylvania Highlands Conservation Atlas

The Pennsylvania Highlands Conservation Atlas is a resource for prioritizing land conservation opportunities in the 1.4 million acre Pennsylvania Highlands region stretching across southeastern PA. The atlas combines science-based data on land ownership, natural resources, and recreational assets with a participatory approach to conservation planning, including input from state and local government officials, local land trusts, and outdoors recreation groups.