Living with the River

The Schuylkill River National & State Heritage Area was designated a State Heritage Area by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1995 and a national Heritage Area by the United States Congress in 2000. The goals, strategies, and tasks for achieving the goals of resource conservation, recreation, education and interpretation, community revitalization, and heritage tourism for the entire Heritage Area are outlined in Living with the River: The Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Schuylkill River Heritage Area.

The Management Plan River was prepared by the Philadelphia-based consulting firm of Wallace, Roberts and Todd between 2000 and 2002. The United States Secretary of the Interior and the Pennsylvania Secretary of Conservation and Natural Resources accepted the plan as the guiding document for the Heritage Area in June 2003. Living with the River was prepared with support from the National Park Service, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and individual donors and contributors.

The documents below are available as PDF documents for you to download free of charge. Printed copies of Living with the River are available for purchase by visiting the River Store.

Management Plan PDFs
Management Plan Appendix