Marcellus Shale’s Greatest Treasures

Telling the Story of Natural Gas Impacts on our Public Lands

Pine Creek Gorge. Ohiopyle. Ricketts Glen. Rock Run.

The Marcellus Shale area contains some of Pennsylvania’s most remarkable spaces, treasured by residents and by visitors from around the world.

It also contains an estimated 84 trillion cubic feet of valuable natural gas.

Learn more how natural gas development can impact our public lands and what we can do to protect them.

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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