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News & Public Notices

Meeting Materials Available for Highlands Council September Meeting - (9/13/2019) An agenda an related materials have been posted for the September 19 Highlands Council meeting. (read)

Highlands Council seeks proposals to develop a region-wide Economic Sustainability Plan for the Highlands - (9/10/2019) The Highlands Council is currently soliciting proposals to develop an Economic Sustainability Plan for the Highlands Region. The plan will include an economic profile, identification of key industries and sectors, strategies and policies to secure future economic growth, and an implementation action plan for the ensuing 10 years. Proposals must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. Monday, November 4, 2019. (read)

Highlands Council Names Christine LaRocca, Esq. Chief Counsel - (7/30/2019) The Highlands Council recently voted to appoint Christine LaRocca, Esq. to the position of Chief Counsel. LaRocca is an experienced attorney specializing in environmental, land use and real estate law, who has been with the Council since 2017. (read)

Public Notice: August Highlands Council Meeting Cancelled - (7/24/2019) The Highlands Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 4:00pm has been cancelled. (read)

Mobile Map and Enhanced Signage Coming for New Jersey Highlands Trail - (7/22/2019) The Highlands Council recently voted to award a contract to the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference to provide digital mapping and create a trail and roadside signage system for the New Jersey portion of the Highlands Trail. The project is expected to be finished by early 2021. (read)

Request for Qualifications: GIS Services - (6/18/2019) The New Jersey Highlands Council is seeking responses to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to provide a range of GIS Services for a period of three years. The Council seeks a Consultant with substantial experience with GIS and familiarity with the Highlands Act, the Regional Master Plan (RMP), the Highlands Council interactive maps and the RMP’s composite data layers. Responses must be submitted no later than 1:00 p.m. Thursday July 18, 2019. (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)

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)


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