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News & Public Notices

Job Posting: Chief Counsel - (4/10/2019) The Highlands Council is currently seeking a Chief Counsel to provide legal support and counsel to the management team of the Highlands Council and to the chairperson and members of the Highlands Council. Applications are being accepted through Friday, April 26, 2019. Complete details are available on the civil service website job posting. (read)

Public Notice: HDC Bank Board May Meeting Cancelled - (4/10/2019) The Highlands Development Credit Bank scheduled for Thursday, May 2, 2019 has been cancelled. (read)

Job Posting: GIS Specialist II - (4/4/2019) The Highlands Council is currently seeking a GIS Specialist to administer and maintain the spatial database infrastructure of the NJ Highlands Council GIS data. Applications are being accepted through Friday, April 26,2019. Complete details are available in the job posting. (read)

Public Notice: Hearings Scheduled and Public Comment Open for draft Plan Conformance Procedures - (3/27/2019) The Highlands Council has scheduled six public hearings and opened a public comment period to solicit comments on draft Plan Conformance Procedures. A copy of the draft procedures and the public notice, as well at the meeting schedule are available on the "RMP Amendments" page of this site. Comments will be accepted through Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (read)

Job Posting: Part-Time Staff Attornery - (3/26/2019) The Highlands Council is currently seeking a part-time staff attorney to provide support and guidance to the Highlands Council legal department and management team. Applications are being accepted through Friday, April 19, 2019. (read)

Public Notice: Highlands Council April Meeting Cancelled - (3/25/2019) Please be advised that the meeting of the New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council scheduled for Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 4:00pm has been cancelled. (read)

Request for Proposals to Map the Highlands Trail and Design and Implement an Associated Signage Program - (3/18/2019) The Highlands Council is soliciting proposals from qualified firms to map the Highlands Trail and design and implement an associated signage program. The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 26, 2019 at 1:00 pm. (read)

March Meeting Materials Available - (3/15/2019) An agenda and related materials have been posted for the March 21 meeting of the Highlands Council. (read)

Public Notice: RMP Amendment Committee Meeting to be held Thursday, March 21, 3:00 p.m. - (3/7/2019) The RMP Amendment Committee of the Highlands Council will be holding a public meeting on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the Highlands Council Office in Chester. This meeting will be open to the public; however, there will be no public participation during the meeting. Complete details are available in the public notice. (read)

Public Notice: Highlands Open Space Matching Grant Program Applications Now Being Accepted - (3/1/2019) The Highlands Council is now accepting applications for the Highlands Open Space Partnership Funding Program. The application deadline is Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Additional details including a copy of the public notice and application materials are available... (read)

Press Release: Highlands Council preserves unique Hunterdon County orchard - (1/28/2019) The Highlands Council recently completed a preservation project that permanently protects 93 acres in Alexandria Township, Hunterdon County. The property consists primarily of forested and agricultural lands, with apple orchards and a cider mill that produces “Newark cider,” a traditional form of hard cider using native apple varieties unique to New Jersey. (read)

Press Release: Highlands Council to Protect 13 Priority Preservation Properties - (1/22/2019) At its January 17 meeting, the Highlands Council approved $2.6 million in funding to complete several preservation projects through its Open Space Partnership Funding Program (OSP). (read)

Public Notice: 2019 HDC Bank Meeting Schedule - (1/7/2019) A 2019 schedule of regular public meetings has been adopted and published by the Highlands Development Credit Bank. The meeting schedule and additional details are available in the public notice. (read)

Public Notice: Hearings Scheduled and Public Comment Open on Redevelopment Area Designation Procedures - (12/14/2018) The Highlands Council has scheduled six public hearings and opened a public comment period to solicit comments on draft Redevelopment Area Designation procedures. A copy of the draft procedures and the public notice, as well at the meeting schedule are available on the "RMP Amendments" page of this site. The public comment period closes February 11, 2019. (read)

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)

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)

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)

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)

 

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