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News & Public Notices

Public Notice: Highlands Council Meeting Cancellation - (1/29/2018) The Highlands Council has cancelled its February 15 public meeting. (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: Highlands Council Meeting Cancellation - (1/3/2018) The Highlands Council has cancelled its January 18 public meeting. (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)

Meeting Materials Available: December 7 Highlands Council Meeting - (12/1/2017) An agenda and related materials have been posted for the December 7 Highlands Council Meeting. (read)

Draft MPRR Available for Review - (7/10/2017) The Highlands Council has released a draft Monitoring Program Recommendation Report for public comment. The MPRR provides a baseline evaluation of the Highlands RMP and contains recommendations for possible amendments. Recommendations are based on an analysis of indicators identified through a public process, combined with an examination of implementation activities to date. (read)

Highlands Council helps preserve 116 acres in Kinnelon Borough - (7/7/2017) The Highlands Council recently completed a transaction that will allow Kinnelon Borough to permanently protect 116 acres around Untermeyer Lake. Other partners in the project include The Trust for Public Land (TPL), the Morris County Preservation Trust, and the Morris County Board of Freeholders. (read)

2016 Highlands Council Annual Report - (4/6/2017) The Highlands Council 2016 Annual Report is now available. (read)

Press Release: Highlands Council Awarded $2.4M for Preservation through Federal Highlands Conservation Act - (1/30/2017) The Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council was recently notified of a $2,420,000 award that will be used to help preserve more than 270 acres in portions of the Passaic and Wallkill Watershed Management Areas of the New Jersey Highlands Region. (read)

Fiscal Impact Assessment and Regional Factbook Released - (1/19/2017) The Highlands Council has released the first components of the Regional Master Plan (RMP) Monitoring Program effort: the Fiscal Impact Assessment and Regional Factbook. (read)


Photography Credit: All photographs on this website are courtesy of the New Jersey Highlands Council staff or Dwight Hiscano with his permission.