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News & Public Notices

Highlands Council Releases Creative Tool for Towns to Identify Important Natural Resources - (6/28/2022) The Highlands Council has released a free, online Interactive Environmental Resource Inventory (ERI) for the Highlands Region. The application simplifies what can be an onerous and costly process for Highlands municipalities, while simultaneously providing a more accurate and valuable ERI. (read)

We want YOUR input: NJ Highlands Council website update - (6/24/2022) The Highlands Council s embarking on an overhaul of our website and we'd like to hear from you! Please complete this short survey to let us know how we can create a more useful and user-friendly site. (read)

Clinton Township Maximizes Transit Assets with Highlands Center Designation - (6/20/2022) At its most recent meeting, the Highlands Council voted to approve a request from Clinton Township to designate a portion of the Township as a Highlands Center. The Council also approved grants for Allamuchy Township and Somerset County. (read)

June Meeting Materials Available - (6/10/2022) An agenda and related materials have been posted for the Highlands Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 16, 2022. PLEASE NOTE: This meeting will be held in person at the Highlands Council office in Chester. (read)

Highlands Council Releases 2021 Annual Report - (4/21/2022) The Highlands Council has released its 2021 Annual Report, providing a comprehensive update on implementation of the Highlands Act and Regional Master Plan through the end of calendar year 2021. (read)

Union Township to Support Agricultural Planning and Other Priorities with Highlands Council Grant Funding - (4/21/2022) At its most recent meeting, the Highlands Council approved a Petition for Plan Conformance from Union Township in Hunterdon County. The approved petition allocates more than $76,000 in grant funding to advance local planning efforts in the Township. (read)

Highlands Council Approves Climate Guidance Contract - (2/17/2022) At its most recent meeting, the Highlands Council approved a contract for a project that will provide Highlands municipalities with critical guidance about how best to incorporate a wide range of climate resiliency components into local planning documents, which they are now required to do by law. (read)

PUBLIC NOTICE: 2022 Highlands Council Public Meetings - (12/13/2021) The Highlands Council has adopted and published its 2022 meeting schedule. (read)

PUBLIC NOTICE: 2022 HDC Public Meetings - (12/13/2021) The Highlands Development Credit Bank has adopted and published its 2022 meeting schedule. (read)

Highlands Council Releases Economic Sustainability Plan for the Region - (12/9/2021) The Highlands Council today released an Economic Sustainability Plan for the region that provides a roadmap for ensuring that the economic future of the Highlands is supported and bolstered by its unique resources. (read)


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