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The Highlands of Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

View north from the Bearfort fire tower on Bearfort Mountain in Newark's Pequannock Watershed, West Milford Township, New Jersey. Photograph by George M. Aronson. Land, water and people come together to form the regional landscape found in the Highlands. Stretching from northwestern Connecticut across the Lower Hudson River Valley of New York, through northern New Jersey to southeastern Pennsylvania, this region contains nearly 3 ½ million acres of forests, farms, and communities. The careful protection, management, and use of the natural resources located in this nationally significant region are essential for the long-term sustainability of both the natural and built environments that nurture all life for both current and future generations.

The Highlands Regional Study: Connecticut and Pennsylvania 2010 Update is available here.



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