The Pennsylvania Highlands
Coalition pulls together over a dozen non-profit partners working to advance
conservation and outdoor recreation in the Highlands region of Pennsylvania.
The Coalition is pleased to share a new logo, stickers and a full color folder
to help share our conservation and recreation mission.
The Pennsylvania Highlands are the largest part, at 1.4
million acres, of the 3 million acre nationally recognized Highlands region, extending from Connecticut to southern Pennsylvania, and including New York and New Jersey on the way.
Northampton Highlands in the northeast, to the heights of South Mountain Faces
in Franklin County, near the Maryland border, the Pennsylvania Highlands greenway encompasses
some of the most beautiful and unique wild expanses in all of Pennsylvania, as
well as offering a wide variety of recreational opportunities in areas of the
state that are seeing their populations grow the fastest.
The Pennsylvania Highlands Coalition is devoted to
preserving the most treasured areas in this vital landscape. In addition to some of the most productive
high-value farmland in the state, and critical water resources for the urban
centers from the Lehigh Valley to Harrisburg, the Highlands
feature places that still preserve the pristine condition of the landscape
that existed when William Penn first came to the Delaware Valley in the 17th
century. These “Critical Treasures”, as
they are known, include the globally unique Pine Swamp in the Hopewell Big Woods, the Important Bird Area of the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area in
the Furnace Hills, and many more.
If you are interested in learning more about the
Pennsylvania Highlands, or are interested in some of our new materials to help
raise awareness of Pennsylvania’s natural and recreational treasures, please
send us a message at: firstname.lastname@example.org