Ramapo River, MahwahRed Mill, ClintonBlack River, HacklebarneyMonksville ReservoirPochuck Boardwalk, Appalachian TrailVan Nest Hoff-Vanatta Farmstead

News & Public Notices

September Meeting Materials Available - (9/15/2023) An agenda and related materials have been posted for the September 21, 2023 Highlands Council meeting. (read)

PUBLIC NOTICE: August Highlands Council Meeting Cancelled - (8/10/2023) The Highlands Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 17, 2023 has been cancelled. (read)

August HDC Bank Board Meeting Cancelled - (7/24/2023) The Highlands Development Credit Bank meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 3, 2023 has been cancelled. (read)

Highlands Council funded plans will protect and improve water quality in more than 30 watersheds - (7/20/2023) At its most recent meeting, the Highlands Council voted to approved funding for two watershed-based planning projects that will set the stage for additional funding and implementation of water quality improvement projects throughout the Highlands region. A third project had to be held for a future vote, due to the lack of a sufficient number of eligible voting Council members. (read)

RFP: To Develop an Open Space and Recreation Plan for the New Jersey Highlands Region - (7/13/2023) The Highlands Council is seeking proposals to develop an Open Space and Recreation Plan for the Highlands Region. The project involves developing a comprehensive, region-wide program and strategy for land preservation for the New Jersey Highlands. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, October 6, 2023. (read)

Highlands Council-funded plan is basis for $1.3 million grant to Phillipsburg - (6/19/2023) The Phillipsburg Riverfront Heritage Trail – designed in part using Highlands Council planning grants and assistance – was among the recently announced projects that will receive funding from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) through the Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program. (read)

Highlands Council will help towns plan for and address next round of affordable housing - (5/18/2023) The Highlands Council awarded a contract to Colliers Engineering & Design to develop guidance that will help municipalities prepare for the 4th round of affordable housing obligations. The key objective of the project will be to ensure that the Highlands Regional Master Plan (RMP) guides decision making when it comes to affordable housing. (read)

Highlands Council Releases Warehousing Policy Standards - (5/1/2023) The Highlands Council recently released "Policy Standards for Warehousing in the New Jersey Highlands Region," which is intended to serve as a tool to help local, county, and state entities make land use, regulatory and infrastructure investment decisions that reflect the sound planning principles articulated in the Highlands Regional Master Plan. (read)

PUBLIC NOTICE: 2023 Highlands Council Public Meetings - (12/5/2022) The New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council has adopted its schedule of regular public meetings for 2023. (read)

PUBLIC NOTICE: 2023 HDC Public Meetings - (12/5/2022) The Highlands Development Credit Bank has adopted its schedule of regular public meetings for 2023. (read)


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