Updates from the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut Highlands

Archive for April, 2007

Farm Bill not just for Farmers

Monday, April 30th, 2007 Posted in | No Comments »

We all pay for its programs - likely $400 billion over the next six years - and should share in the funding Monday, April 30, 2007 Philadelphia Inquirer Op-Ed By Judy Jengo and Amy Hansen There is a growing sense that when ...

A clear-cut tragedy: The eastern U.S. is losing forests to development. A group aims to change that.

Friday, April 20th, 2007 Posted in | No Comments »

Friday, April 20, 2007 Philadelphia Inquirer Op-Ed By Thomas A. Gilbert There is growing evidence that more and more trees are falling to bulldozers, and that fewer children are getting out into the woods these days to explore. As the father ...

Highlands states willing to step up for watershed protections

Thursday, April 12th, 2007 Posted in | No Comments »

Thursday, April 12, 2007 By Debra Kahn Land Letter Should federal allocations fall short, four Northeastern states are committed to funding projects in the sensitive Highlands watershed to preserve greenways and recreational opportunities that benefit some of the largest urban centers ...

Money coming to Highlands: But more is needed to preserve this area in four states, a vital habitat and source of drinking water.

Monday, April 9th, 2007 Posted in | No Comments »

Monday, April 9, 2007 Philadelphia Inquirer Op-Ed By Jonathan Meade Conservation groups in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut received some welcome, and overdue, news last week. Two million dollars in congressional funding under the 2004 Highlands Conservation Act ...

Federal money to help preserve Oley Hills

Monday, April 2nd, 2007 Posted in | No Comments »

Monday, April 2, 2007 Evan Brandt, ebrandt@pottsmerc.com Pottstown Mercury Preservation of more than 2,000 acres of woodlands in the Oley Hills moved closer to reality when, for the first time, the federal government released funds for projects in the Highlands. The Highlands ...

Highlands funding gets big cut

Sunday, April 1st, 2007 Posted in | No Comments »

Sunday, April 1, 2007 By PHIL GARBER, managing editor The Observer Tribune New Jersey to receive $500,000 in federal assistance It's a long way from $10 million to $500,000 but that is how much the state will be receiving this year in ...