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News & Public Notices

Job Posting: GIS Specialist - (5/22/2019) The Highlands Council is currently seeking a GIS Specialist to process and prepare information for planners, scientists, the leadership team, and communications staff. Applications are being accepted through Friday, June 21, 2019. Complete details are available on the civil service website job posting. (read)

Public Notice: HDC Bank Board Meeting Rescheduled - (5/21/2019) PLEASE NOTE: Date, time, and location change: The Highlands Development Credit Bank Board meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, August 1, 2019 has been rescheduled to Friday, June 28 at 10:00 a.m. The Meeting will be held at the Chester Borough Town Hall (Court Room), 50 North Road, Chester, NJ. (read)

Applications now being accepted: HDC Purchase Program - (5/16/2019) The Highlands Council is currently accepting applications in the Highlands Development Credit Purchase program. The deadline to receive applications is Monday, June 17, 2019. See link for additional details including application materials. (read)

2018 Highlands Council Annual Report Available - (5/14/2019) The New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council is pleased to present its 2018 Annual Report. (read)

May Meeting Materials Available - (5/10/2019) An agenda and related materials have been posted for the May 16 meeting of the Highlands Council. (read)

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, May 31, 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)

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)

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)

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)

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.