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News & Public Notices

Press Release: Highlands Council awarded over $4.5 million for preservation projects - (12/11/2018) The Highlands Council has been awarded a $4,675,000 grant from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service for preservation projects in the New Jersey Highlands region. This grant represents the largest single-year award ever made through the federal Highlands Conservation Act grant program. (read)

December 6 Meeting Materials Available - (11/30/2018) An agenda and related materials have been posted for the December 6 meeting of the Highlands Council. (read)

Public Notice: 2019 Highlands Council Meeting Schedule - (11/26/2018) A 2019 schedule of regular public meetings has been adopted and published by the Highlands Council. The meeting schedule and additional details are available in the public notice. (read)

VIDEO: Sussex County Preservation Project Tour - (11/16/2018) The Highlands Council recently collaborated with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and nonprofit partners to preserve more than 2,200 acres of picturesque woodlands in Sussex County. A video tour is available on the NJDEP YouTube channel. (read)

Public Notice: RMP Amendment Committee Meeting, Thursday, December 6 - (11/15/2018) The RMP Amendment Committee of the Highlands Council will be holding a meeting on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the Highlands Council office. The purpose of this meeting is to review the proposed draft procedure for considering amendments to the RMP. (read)

Job Posting: Resource Management Specialist I - (11/9/2018) The Highlands Council is currently seeking a Resource Management Specialist to assist in the preparation of project reviews and resource management plans for the Highlands Region. Applications should be submitted no later than Friday, November 30, 2018. Completed details are available on the State of New Jersey Civil Service Commission website. (read)

Highlands Council preservation project helps nonprofit connect kids with nature - (11/7/2018) The Highlands Council has announced the preservation of more than 36 acres in Passaic County, on the property of Camp Vacamas, home of the nonprofit organization, Hands In 4 Youth (HI4Y). (read)

November 1 HDC Bank Board Meeting Materials Available - (10/26/2018) An agenda and related materials have been posted for the November 1 meeting of the Highlands Development Credit Bank Board. (read)

October Meeting Materials Available - (10/12/2018) An agenda and related materials have been posted for the October 18 meeting of the Highlands Council. (read)

NJDEP, Highlands Council and Nonprofit Partners Preserve more than 2,200 acres - (10/10/2018) The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Highlands Council and nonprofit partners today announced a $5.1 million agreement preserving more than 2,200 acres of picturesque woodlands in Sussex County. (read)

Highlands Council Appoints Lisa J. Plevin as Executive Director - (7/19/2018) The New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council has appointed Lisa J. Plevin of Parsippany to the position of Executive Director. Plevin has more than 35 years of experience in government and nonprofit leadership roles, with a focus on environmental issues. (read)

Highlands Council 2018 Land Preservation Status Report Released - (7/18/2018) The Highlands Council is pleased to present the 2018 Highlands Region Land Preservation Status Report. The report provides an updated accounting of land preservation throughout the Highlands region of New Jersey, with a focus on areas designated in the Highlands Regional Master Plan as priorities for protection. (read)

Governor Murphy Names Carl Richko Highlands Council Chair - (5/14/2018) Governor Phil Murphy has designated Carl Richko as Chairperson of the New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council. (read)

Highlands Council 2017 Annual Report Now Available - (4/20/2018) The Highlands Council has released its 2017 annual report providing a summary of activities and highlights for the 2017 calendar year. (read)

Highlands Council Authorizes Purchase of $4.5M in Conservation Easements - (1/8/2018) The HDC Bank has approved the purchase of conservation easements on 16 properties, which will result in $4.5 million in offers to property owners in the Preservation Area of the Highlands Region. The approvalrepresents offers to all remaining applicants in program. (read)

Public Notice: 2018 Highlands Development Credit Bank Meeting Schedule - (1/3/2018) The Highlands Development Credit Bank has adopted a 2018 meeting schedule. Complete details are available in the public notice. (read)

Public Notice: 2018 Highlands Council Meeting Schedule - (12/12/2017) A 2018 schedule of regular public meetings has been adopted and published by the Highlands Council. (read)

 

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