Author: Dylan Medici

New Jersey Highlands Coalition Announces Logo Design Contest

The New Jersey Highlands Coalition, a Boonton-based 501(c)3 nonprofit, and its partners are launching a multimedia campaign to advocate for the protection of New Jersey’s publicly owned forests against logging. Forever Wild NJ will be a campaign to designate most of our public forests as Climate Defense Resources which should be managed to mitigate climateread more

3/26 Highlands Hike: Pyramid Mountain

Join NJHC volunteer Neil Weiss on a moderately difficult 4.5 mile hike at a relaxed pace at Pyramid Mountain on Sunday, March 26. Pyramid Mountain is one of the most iconic parks in the Morris County Parks system, one of the top 10 hikes in New Jersey, and a must-do on anyone’s bucket list! Thisread more

3/30 The Highlands Rediscovered: Sparta

Covering over 800,000 acres of rolling hills, steep cliffs, trickling streams and diverse forests, the New Jersey Highlands attracts more visitors per year than Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Grand Canyon National Parks combined. “New Jersey’s best-kept secret” supports an immense biodiversity of plant and animal life, provides clean drinking water to over 70% of New Jerseyread more

Press Release: New Jersey’s recent investment in urban forestry and management of established public forests at cross purposes, says advocacy group

(Boonton, NJ) The New Jersey Highlands Coalition releases the following statement today in response to New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn LaTourette’s announcement of the Murphy Administration’s awarding of $24.3 million in Natural Climate Solutions Grants. Urban tree planting has many benefits, from flood mitigation to air filtration, cooling cityscapes in the summer,read more

9th Annual Highlands Art Exhibit

Come celebrate the allure of the Highlands region’s diverse landscapes, flora, and fauna at our Ninth Annual Juried Art Exhibit, held in conjunction with Farmstead Arts at The Farmstead Arts Center in Basking Ridge. Advocates of Natural Beauty: An invitational art exhibit featuring the Highlands will feature a mix of photography, oil and watercolor paintingsread more

NJDEP Requests Public Comment on New Inland Flood Protection Rules

On December 5, 2022, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) published its official proposal for the Inland Flood Protection Rules. These new rules apply to Stormwater Management and the Flood Hazard Area Control Act. NJDEP will be holding a virtual public hearing concerning these rules on January 11, 2023 at 1:00pm via Microsoft more

Oppose New Logging on Sparta Mountain

Oppose Logging on Sparta Mountain Stand 18a   On November 14, 2022 the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection released a new plan for logging on stand 18a at Sparta Mountain Wildlife Management Area that is expect to commence on November 16. This announcement – given less than two days in advance – is notread more

Stop the Jaindl Warehouses

Tell NJDEP why they need to deny Jaindl’s application to pump sewage into the ground. DEADLINE is August 20, 2022 None of our concerns, our comments or our stories are inconsequential to this process. Please have everyone in your family, your neighborhood and beyond write a comment to NJDEP.  It doesn’t have to be longread more

9/30 5th Annual Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference

The Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference is the forum for better understanding the relationship between our region’s water and other natural resources and our region’s quality of life, including enhanced water quality, developing a vibrant tourism sector economy, expanding recreational opportunities, and appreciating the region’s scenic values. 2023 Theme: Open Space and Recreation On theread more