About the Coalition

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Photo: Bill Moses

Mission

To preserve the integrity of the Kittatinny Ridge and Corridor, a rugged forested mountain surrounded by a mosaic of working lands, healthy streams, and pastoral beauty.

To preserve, in perpetuity, this critical linkage of the Appalachian Mountain ecosystem, stretching across Pennsylvania from the Delaware Water Gap to the Maryland border, including the abundant, unfragmented forest for wildlife; fresh air; a safe, unobstructed passage for resident and migratory wildlife; headwater sources of clean and plentiful water for surrounding communities; a wild, scenic Appalachian Trail system experience; outdoor recreational opportunities; and wild areas to enrich the human mind and spirit.

Vision

The Kittatinny Coalition is an alliance of organizations, agencies, and academic institutions working with municipal officials and private landowners to conserve the natural, scenic, cultural, and aesthetic resources of the Kittatinny Ridge and Corridor.

The Coalition identifies and helps protect priority places, promotes collaborative science-based research along the Corridor to inform management practices and conservation recommendations, fosters effective local stewardship, promotes the sustainable use of natural resources, and increases public awareness and appreciation of the importance of the Ridge and Corridor.

Goals

Conserve Land
Permanently protect over 700 of the highest priority parcels, nearly 100,000 acres of the Kittatinny Ridge.

Conserve Native Habitat and Wildlife
Conserve the mosaic of habitats that support species diversity.

Share Conservation Research
Promote the scientific study of the Ridge and facilitate the exchange of information regarding habitats, widlife, conservation management activities, history and human communities to support and inform all other goals of the Coalition.

Provide Clean and Plentiful Water
Permanently protect the abundant and magnificent water resources, providing exceptional quality of life for residents, recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, unparalleled natural beauty, thriving ecosystems, agricultural prominence and economic prosperity.

Protect Ridge and Trail Landscapes Through Municipal Action
Educate municipal partners about the significance of hte Kittatinny Ridge and Appalachian National Scenic Trail , why these treasured landscapes need to be protected, and how they can protect them with planning and zoning tools.

Engage Citizens
Foster a citizenry along the Kittatinny that is knowledgeable about the strong connections among environmental stewardship, community character, quality of life, and economic development.

Our Partners