Public Comments Requested on Draft
Susquehanna NHA Management Plan

Susquehanna National Heritage Area (SNHA) is pleased to invite the public to review and provide comments on its Draft NHA Management Plan. The legislation establishing the Susquehanna National Heritage Area, Public Law No: 116-9, states, “the management plan shall incorporate an integrated and cooperative approach for the protection, enhancement, and interpretation of the natural, cultural, historic, scenic, and recreational resources of the National Heritage Area” and “consider interests of diverse units of government, businesses, organizations, and individuals” in both its preparation and its implementation.

The Draft Plan also includes SNHA’s approach for reaching out to sites, organizations, and individuals to develop, connect, and interpret the stories, history, and resources in York and Lancaster Counties. The Draft Plan reflects input received during eighteen months of research, study, interviews, site visits, and partner/stakeholder meetings. Please send your written comments to on or before July 29, 2022.

Thank you for your interest in our management planning process.




America’s 55th National Heritage Area

Susquehanna National Heritage Area
Officially Designated!


On March 12, 2019, the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act (S.47) was signed into law in Washington, DC after approval by the U.S. Senate and U.S House of Representatives in February 2019. This national conservation legislation includes designation of Lancaster and York Counties as the Susquehanna National Heritage Area. The Act’s signing was great news for the 10+year effort to achieve this national honor for our region. We thank U.S. Senator Bob Casey for supporting this legislation since 2008 and securing an amendment to S.47 designating the Susquehanna National Heritage Area. Senator Casey’s commitment to this effort has brought important national recognition to our region as America’s 55th National Heritage Area. Learn about our National Heritage Area Management Plan.



Visit the links below to view recent editions of the Alliance of National Heritage Areas’ “Heart & Soul” Magazine.

ANHA’s “Heart & Soul” magazine highlight communities throughout the nation where National Heritage Areas have helped work through those struggles — bringing diverse communities together for the common good.

           2020 Heart & Soul vol.5

          2020 Heart & Soul vol.4 (SNHA featured)

          2019 Heart & Soul vol.3

          2018 Heart & Soul vol.2

          2017 Heart & Soul vol.1