Our Vision and Priorities

 A connected landscape of open space accessible to all providing a variety of experiences, sustainable landscapes and healthy habitat for people, plants, and wildlife.

1 Create an interconnected trail network and amenities

2 Sustain the landscape through best practices

3 Protect the region’s land and water resources 

4Promote the Schuylkill Highlands Conservation Landscape 

5 Fund small grants to accelerate impact

the schuylkill highlands mini-grant program

The Schuylkill Highlands Mini-Grant Program is a reimbursement grant program funded by the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and administered by Natural Lands.

Accepting applications:

Due October 30, 2021 at 4:00pm

Bike Station Repair
Rodale Institute

visit & explore

Explore what the Schuylkill Highlands region has to offer. We have tremendous towns, parks and preserves, cultural sites, terrific trails and farms!

Schuylkill Highlands covers 6 counties
and includes:

725

miles EV and HQ streams & tributaries 

1.2M

total acres

24%

protected land

24%

protected land

10

important bird areas

45%

forested tree canopy

5.4%

in public recreation 

10

important bird areas

355

miles of regional trails 

73

miles of Schuylkill River

discover the
landscape

Explore and learn more on the Schuylkill Highlands landscape, an Esri Arc GIS map. View the Schuylkill Highlands Conservation Landscape geography and the layers added on protected lands, watersheds, important bird and mammal areas, farmland soils, and geology.

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How to get involved

We can’t do it alone. Join us along with municipal leaders from local, county and state governments, land trusts and nonprofit organizations, watershed associations, and business representatives in the six-county working together to protect, connect and sustain the amazing natural, recreational and cultural gems of the Schuylkill Highlands.