By Karen Dougherty
According to the Highlands Regional Master Plan, written in 2008, the Highlands region of
Today the mining industry has been abandoned and the farming industry is much reduced, yet in addition to its beautiful vistas, the
As early as 1907, governor Edward C. Stokes established a Commission to determine the best way to protect this precious water supply. At the time, the Commission stated, “these watersheds should be preserved from pollution at all hazards, for upon them the most populous portions of the State must depend for water supplies.” The Commission proposed that the State acquire vast tracts of this region in order to preserve its integrity.
In 1990, the federal government issued a report stressing the importance of protecting the
In an article dated February 25, 2010, the Hunterdon County Democrat stated that NJ Governor Chris Christie has cut $18.5 million in funding for towns that are part of the Highlands Regional Plan. These towns maintain that the funding is needed to properly plan and comply with the