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

Highlands Regional Study: Connecticut and Pennsylvania 2010 Update includes the four-state Highlands region contains a wealth of natural resources and associated benefits: forests of oak, hickory, ash, pine, and hemlock; a rugged landscape of discontinuous, steep-sided ridges and plateaus; streams and lakes that provide drinking water for millions; forests that provide timber and game, and shelter hundreds of rare and beautiful plants and animals; and open spaces that offer diverse recreational opportunities. Development threatens to erase, fragment, and degrade forests, streams, and plant and animal communities in the Highlands. Also threatened are the benefits that these natural resources provide for residents of the Highlands and the vast metropolitan area to the east, such as clean drinking water and unfragmented forests.

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Stewardship Goals For The New York - New Jersey Highlands This 2002 Update of the 1992 New York - New Jersey Highlands Regional Study embodies the following goals for the long-term stewardship of the Highlands: 1. Manage future growth that is compatible with the region's ecological constraints; 2. Maintain an adequate surface and ground water supply that meets the needs of local and downstream users; 3. Conserve contiguous forests using management practices that are consistent with private property rights and regional resources; 4. Provide appropriate recreational opportunities; and 5. Promote economic prosperity that is compatible with goals 1-4.

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New York-New Jersey Highlands Regional Study - html version (724 kb)

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Cover page
Inside cover page
Title Page
Table of Contents
List of Figures
List of Illustrations
Photo Captions

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Section 1 - Introduction
Conservation Successes Since 1992
Study Area
Study Process
About This Report
Section 1 References

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Section 2 - Resource Assessment and Conservation Values
Ground Water
Surface Water
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Water Quality
Water Budget
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Forest Land Ownership and Management
Forest Health
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Conservation Values Assessment
Section 2 References

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Section 3 - Potential Changes and Resources at Risk
Population Growth
Future Change Scenarios
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Possible Consequences of Future Change to Resources View pdf (702kb) View html (59kb)
Resources at Risk
Section 3 References
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Section 4 - Resource Summary and Conservation Strategies
Resource Condition
Land Stewardship
Land Management Framework
Conservation Goals and Strategies
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Section 5 - A Fragile Future
Appendix A - Legislative Language
Appendix B - Municipalities and Counties
Appendix C - Ecological Classification
Appendix D - Work Plan and Budget
Appendix E - Study Team Members
Appendix F - Work Group Members
Appendix G - Public Comments on the Draft Report
Appendix H - Topics in the Technical Report

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Appendix I - Resource Assistance Programs
Appendix J - History of Conservation Successes
Appendix K - Land Conservation Projects

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