View Full Version : Kittatinny Ridge under pressure from developments

10-23-2006, 08:27
This article discusses the full range of threats to the trail in Pennsylvania. Hike it before it's gone. It's a long article...so use the link.


11-01-2006, 17:58
This is not good.:eek:

11-01-2006, 20:58
What's not stated in the article is that Berks County has one of the top programs for protecting agricultural land in the entire nation! It has I believe the 3rd highest agricultural output of Pennsylvania's 67 counties. Berks takes ag preservation seriously. That translates into A.T. viewshed conservation.

If you were to look at a map showing how much land is in public ownership along Berk's County's northern boundary and how much of what's visible from the A.T. in Berks County that's protected by conservation easements, it would be impressive. I'd like to see such a map. It would tell a story of much conservation work done in a timely fashion. That's not to say more can't or shouldn't be undertaken.