Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Do You Live, Work Or Play On Or Near The Kittatinny Ridge? Share Your Experiences In An Online Survey

The Kittatinny Coalition is inviting individuals who live, work and play on or near the Kittatinny Ridge to participate in an online survey coordinated by the Center for Land Use and Sustainability at Shippensburg University.
You have until October 28 to participate.
The goal of the survey is to better understand the personal, cultural, and economic value individuals place on the Kittatinny Ridge. 
The results may be used to develop improved recreation opportunities, enhance natural resource protection efforts, and develop a communication strategy to boost appreciation for and fill knowledge gaps about the Ridge.
Share your thoughts to support conservation and you can also win prizes!
Kittatinny Ridge
The Kittatinny Ridge-- also known as Blue Mountain in some regions-- runs through Pennsylvania for 185 miles, stretching from the Mason-Dixon Line in Franklin County and curving to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in Pike County. 
The Ridge is the first prominent landscape feature you encounter as you move north or west from Philadelphia, and it marks the entrance to Pennsylvania’s Ridge and Valley region. It is one of the Commonwealth’s most treasured landscapes, providing the scenic backdrop to life in 12 counties.
The Ridge is home to the world-famous Appalachian Trail and is a Global Important Bird Area. As a premier raptor migration corridor in the northeastern U.S., one of the leading such sites in the world, it is used by tens of thousands of hawks, eagles, and falcons each fall. 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is among the best known hawk watching sites in the East, but there are several other sites worth a visit as well as many game lands, ski areas and local parks.
The Ridge funnels thousands of southbound migrants; lesser numbers also follow the ridgeline north in the spring. Other species in addition to raptors migrate through, including Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and Monarch Butterflies. It is home to wildlife of all sorts.
To learn more about the Kittatinny Ridge and explore what it offers, visit the The Kittatinny Coalition website.

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