Twice annually, the Partnership holds a meeting in which all partners and interested parties are invited to come together and build relationships and collaborations. This event includes breakfast snacks and coffee. New for this meeting, we are hosting a second event jointly with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s Landscape Conservation Team to explore GIS data and mapping tools that can be useful to you! Register for one OR both events.
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About the Event
PART 1: South Mountain Partnership Winter Meeting
This winter we will be starting 2024 hearing some critical updates from partners as well as celebrating the release of the State of the Region Project and digging right into our implementation plan. This meeting is packed with key opportunities such as;
– Learn about the current projects of our host county, this meeting we will be digging into Adam’s County Heritage Plan and their Broadband Internet collaboration.
– Be the first to hear evolving plans for the Michaux District’s new Resource Management Center
– Roll up your sleeves with us as we get ready to act on all that we’ve learned from our year long research on the State of the Region!
– Connect or reconnect with the Partnership, learning more about initiatives and on-going projects
– Build and strengthen our network of people and organizations working throughout the region
– Hear from local officials and spark conversation and collaboration across political and sectoral boundaries
– Engage 50+ partners in on-going work throughout the region
– Involve partners in defining the direction of the Partnership
PART 2: Appalachian Trail Conservancy PA Landscape Mapping
This free lunch and learn will help you gain more insight into GIS data and a new mapping tool available to you and your work, while also providing ATC with key stakeholder feedback.
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) developed a GIS tool – referred to as the A.T. Landscape Aggregated Spatial Information Tool (ATLAS IT) – to help encourage local land protection within the A.T. Landscape. The tool’s initial development was prompted by a partner, inspired by another’s tool, and created in service to our Pennsylvania partners and its A.T. Landscape. The Pennsylvania ATLAS IT is a decision support tool designed to help local stakeholders quickly and easily identify trustworthy data representing conservation values within the A.T. Landscape. This tool strives to empower the practitioner or decision-maker by providing information that is clear, accessible, and useful when evaluating a property’s conservation value.
ATC is excited to learn what you, as local residents and on-the-ground organizations, would like to see incorporated into this tool and the ways that you can see yourself using. ATC wants the tool to be helpful for you and looks forward to improving the tool to meet your needs and to better reflect your conservation values.
Registration is now closed