After passage of the Highlands Conservation Reauthorization Act, a group of NGO’s, led by AMC, met and compiled findings and recommendations for implementing the changes to the Highlands Conservation Act Grant Program as outlined in the reauthorization bill. You can read the full report here: Highlands-Regional-Study-Update-Report.pdf
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.
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 —
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
After allowing the Land and Water Conservation Fund to expire on September 30, 2018, all eyes have been on Congress as PA Highlands Coalition partners and conservation advocates across the country worked to permanently reauthorize the program and to secure full and dedicated funding.