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News & Public Notices

Job Posting: Water Resources Management Specialist - (5/18/2017) The Highlands Council is currently seeking a Water Resources Management Specialist. This position is responsible for the research, planning, development, implementation, and review of water resource management activities for the Highlands Region. Applications should be submitted no later than June 9, 2017. Complete details are available in the posting. (read)

Highlands Council May Meeting Materials Available - (5/12/2017) An agenda and associated materials have been posted for the May 18, 2017 Highlands Council meeting. (read)

Public Notice: Work Session to be held at May Highlands Council Meeting - (4/25/2017) Please be advised that the Highlands Council will conduct a work session on Thursday, May 18, 2016 at 4:00 pm to review the Draft Monitoring Program Recommendation Report. Complete details are available in the public notice. (read)

Public Notice: April Highlands Council Meeting Cancelled - (4/12/2017) Please take notice that the meeting of the Highlands Council scheduled for Thursday, April 20, 2017 has been cancelled. (read)

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

April 5 HDC Bank Board Meeting Materials Available - (3/30/2017) An agenda and associated materials have been posted for the April 5, 2017 Highlands Development Credit Bank Board meeting. (read)

Public Notice: HDC Bank Meeting Dates - (3/13/2017) A Highlands Development Credit Bank meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm. The meeting scheduled for May 4 has been cancelled. (read)

March Meeting Materials - (3/10/2017) An agenda and associated materials have been posted for the March 16, 2017 Highlands Council meeting. (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)

Public Notice: Public Comments Now Being Accepted - Proposed Highlands Redevelopment Area Designation - (1/26/2017) Public comments are now being accepted regarding a proposed Highlands Redevelopment Area Designation in Bloomsbury Borough, Hunterdon County. Comments will be accepted through Friday, February 10, 2017. All related materials, including the full public notice are available on the Project Review page of the Highlands Council website. (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)

Public Notice: 2017 HDC Bank Board Meeting Schedule - (1/3/2017) The HDC Bank Board has adopted its 2017 regular meeting schedule. (read)

Public Notice: 2017 Highlands Meeting Schedule - (12/12/2016) The Highlands Council has adopted its 2017 regular Meeting schedule. (read)

Press Release: Chester Borough Strengthens Planning Efforts with Highlands Plan Conformance - (7/21/2016) The Highlands Council has approved a Petition for Plan Conformance from the Borough of Chester in Morris County. The Borough is located entirely in the Planning Area of the Highlands Region, where conformance with the Highlands Regional Master Plan is entirely voluntary. (read)

Highlands Council 2016 Land Preservation Status Report Released - (7/20/2016) The Highlands Council has released a report providing data related to preserved land and potentially developable land throughout the Highlands Region. Data was collected through December 2015. (read)

Report: Potable Water Supplied in 2011 by New Jersey’s Highlands - (2/24/2016) In December 2015, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Water Supply and Geoscience released an updated analysis regard the use of Highlands water throughout the state. (read)


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