The Highlands Region of Connecticut, New York, New Jersey & Pennsylvania constitutes a critically important region that has been recognized by the U.S. Congress as an area of national significance.

The Highlands Environmental Research Institute (HEnRI) was established as a clearinghouse to coordinate environmental research, disseminate environmental knowledge, & promote its application in the work of conserving the Highlands natural resources.

HEnRI provides unbiased, scientifically based information about conditions in the Highlands, current trends, and probable outcomes.

Information and technical assistance from the Highlands Environmental Research Institute aids private landowners, citizens groups, and government agencies in their efforts to conserve the Highlands and build a sustainable future for the region.

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Sterling Forest, NY bear mountain GIS map
GIS Map of Bear Mountain