Envisioning the future of the Upper Delaware River Corridor
In 2020, NPCA received a grant from William Penn Foundation to support the NPS at Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River and the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) in their work to enforce the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River Land and Water Management Plan. As part of this work, NPS and UDC work with the river corridor towns and townships in New York and Pennsylvania to encourage appropriate zoning and development that protects the region from climate impact and sustains the region’s rural character and outdoor recreational economies.
NPCA worked with Shippensburg University’s Center for Land Use and Sustainability to develop a visualization project that aims to look at current development and the potential for future development in the river corridor. It is anticipated that this project will provide another tool for communities in the Upper Delaware River corridor to utilize in the zoning permitting process and development of new comprehensive plans that will sustain this unique region into the future.