Zoning map for Bethel Township, which is located along the Kittatinny Ridge in Berks County.
Game Commission web page with wind energy resources, including the second wind energy summary report through June 2010.
Communication towers in North America kill millions of birds annually, and most of these are Neotropical species that migrate at night. This paper reviews and analyzes the literature on the features of towers that can be regulated, particularly tower design and placement, to provide a scientific basis for regulation of tower construction and operation.
The Kittatinny Ridge Project, led by Audubon Pennsylvania, is a collaborative effort of local, regional, and state organizations and agencies to focus public attention on the importance of the 185-mile long forested Ridge through Pennsylvania; and to promote conservation activities to protect the Ridge from further habitat loss, fragmentation, and inappropriate land use.
List of Environmental Advisory Councils along the Kittatinny Ridge by county.
Two-page deer management guide for landowners including information on predator-prey balance and tools and options available to private landholders.
Official map and official map ordinance for Bushkill Township, which is located along the Kittatinny Ridge in Northampton County.
Official Map for Upper Bern Township, which is located along the Kittatinny Ridge in Berks County.
This site was created as a place to learn about Pennsylvania’s trees, how to care for them, and tap into tree expertise across the Commonwealth. It is designed to help answer many of your questions.
This guide provides a variety of resources and ideas to establish local ecotourism. Use it to enhance the economy while identifying, teaching, sharing, and preserving unique natural areas that make communities special.
Two-page fact sheet for landowners, planners, and others to maintain grassland birds, which have declined in recent years. Information covers causes of decline, importance of agricultural lands, amount of land needed for nesting, and what landowners and planners can do to help.
Two-page fact sheet on this aphid-like creature that feeds on hemlock trees. Information includes a description of the pest, its life history, and what landowners can do to help control and eliminate the woolly hemlock adelgid.
Due to development, invasive exotic, and other threats and its unique natural resources, the Kittatinny Ridge has been the focus of conservation efforts for many years. This report is intended to give a snapshot of the Kittatinny Ridge corridor
in 2010; updating residents, municipal officials, conservationists, and policy makers on the progress that has been made and remaining areas of concern. It is designed to assess the state of the Kittatinny Ridge by measuring indicators of health in six critical categories: Land, Water, Wildlife, Recreation, Economic Impact, and Local Action.
Two-page fact sheet about sustainable forestry for the benefit of birds and other wildlife. Information covers selective cutting, stewardship practices, composition of forest for nesting birds and forest health, and implementation tips.
This paper reviews the known and suspected causes of bird collisions with communication towers, assesses gaps in our information base, discusses what is being done to fill those gaps, reviews avian vulnerability to collisions with tall structures, and reviews the role of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in dealing with this important problem.
Examples of township ordinances regarding conservation overlay districts, special overlay districts, and zoning districts and maps for Upper Bern Township, which is located along the Kittatinny Ridge in Berks County. Includes Blue Mountain and Appalachian Trail overlays.
Adopting policies related to the placement of wind energy facilities in areas designated for natural resource protection in the Lehigh Valley Comprehensive Plan