Our Partners

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Photo: Courtesy Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Featured Partner: Fort Indiantown Gap

Fort Indiantown Gap, the busiest National Guard training training center in the nation, also is home to more than 100 species of concern on the Kittatinny, and has robust staff of forestry experts, conservationists and wildlife biologists. The installation has won multiple awards at all levels for environmental and conservation excellence.

Fort Indiantown Gap manages its conservation efforts while operating this highly active military facility. It houses and is run by the Pennsylvania National Guard and is the headquarters of the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs along with numerous other units, schools and tenants. The installation trains more than 120,000 service members from all branches and all components as well as civilian partners annually. The training areas vary across the installation from small arms ranges to air to ground bombing and a large virtual training complex and manages more than 17,000 acres.

Founded in 1931, Fort Indiantown Gap has grown into a major training hub. It is akin to a small municipality, with its own police station, fire department, sewage treatment facility, medical center, shopping center, dining facilities and restaurants, engineers and large maintenance staff.  When at capacity, the installation can house approximately 7,000 people. Muir Army Airfield is located on the installation and is one of the busiest heliports in the entire U.S. military.

For more information visit the Fort Indiantown Gap website at http://ftig.png.pa.gov/ or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ftin
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Kittatinny Project Lead Organizations

AUDUBON PENNSYLVANIA
APPALACHIAN TRAIL CONSERVANCY

State and Federal Partners

PA DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE: APPALACHIAN TRAIL PARK OFFICE
U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE: CHERRY VALLEY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

County Partners

BERKS COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
CARBON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
FULTON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
FRANKLIN COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
LEBANON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
LEHIGH VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION
MONROE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
SCHUYLKILL COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
TRI-COUNTY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION (Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry)

Conservation Partners

BERKS CONSERVANCY
CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA CONSERVANCY
FORT INDIANTOWN GAP
HAWK MOUNTAIN SANCTUARY
LEBANON VALLEY CONSERVANCY
LEHIGH GAP NATURE CENTER
LIGHTHAWK
MANADA CONSERVANCY
NATURAL LANDS TRUST
POCONO HERITAGE LAND TRUST
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
WILDLANDS CONSERVANCY

 

Regional Partners

DELAWARE AND LEHIGH NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR
LEHIGH VALLEY GREENWAYS
SOUTH MOUNTAIN PARTNERSHIP
NORTHERN LEBANON RECREATION AND PARKS COMMISSION

Education Partners

EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY
GETTYSBURG COLLEGE
MORAVIAN COLLEGE
MUHLENBERG COLLEGE
SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY

Appalachian Trail Clubs and Audubon Chapters

A.T. CLUBS

Allentown Hiking Club
Bake Oven Knob Road to Tri County Corner

Appalachian Mountain Club – Delaware Valley Chapter
From Wind Gap at PA 33 to Little Gap near Danielsville, PA

Batona Hiking Club
Fox Gap at PA 191 to Wind Gap at PA 3

Cumberland Valley Appalachian Club
Darlington Trail on Blue Mountain to Center Point Knob

Keystone Trails Association
Little Gap to Lehigh Furnace Gap (Ashfield Road)

Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club
Lehigh Furnace Gap to Bake Oven Knob Road, AND Tri-County Corner to Rausch Gap Side Trail

Susquehanna Trail Club
Rausch Gap Side Trail to PA 225 north of Harrisburg

York Hiking Club
PA 225 to Susquehanna River

Mountain Club of Maryland
Susquehanna River to Darlington/Tuscarora trail and Center Point Knob to Pine Grove Furnace State Park (PA 233)

Potomac Appalachian Trail Club
233 South of Pine Grove Furnace State Park in PA to Rockfish Gap in VA

Wilmington Trail Club
Delaware River at the NJ/PA border to Fox Gap at PA 191

 

AUDUBON CHAPTERS

Lehigh Valley Audubon Society

Become a Partner

Nature has been able to take back the land; however, if you look hard enough you can still find relics of history as you hike.

Wes Schwenk, Lebanon County Historical Society, A.T. hiker