The Who, What, Why, When, and Where.
Indicator Determination and Metric Selection
August 2022-January 2023
In this phase our consultants will meet with key partners and
subject matter advisors to determine metrics and key
priorities in these categories; nature, agriculture/food, historic/cultural, recreation, and public health.
State of the Region Report Card Development
January 2023- May 2023
Next, these metrics will be measured in the region and evaluated within a report card format. Opportunities will be identified.
Interactive Map and Story Map
May 2023-August 2023
Metrics will be mapped within the region for both internal and public use.
Recommendations created and released
February 2023-September 2023
Our consultant team will use public feedback and metric results to identify key regional landscape issues and recommendations to address them.
Communicating the State of the Region
September 2023-September 2025
We plan to strategically use the study’s recommendations and results to direct the partnership’s work through 2025 and prepare to communicate actionable steps for our partners to take advantage of opportunities to better protect and preserve our region for generations to come.
Evaluates data and trends in environmental categories such as Air, Energy, Land, Waste, and Water to assess the current conditions of our landscape. We worked closely with planning department staff in Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, and York counties. We plan to create a Report Card every five years to see how the environment is doing.
Mapping allows everyone to see the measurement data visually and to learn more about the trends happening across the landscape.
Coming early 2024
Action Plan & Final Report
South Mountain Partnership and Partners are thrilled to share this State of the Region Final Report with the community. This document will be a living document that will be updated as we learn more and make progress. Please check back for updated versions. We are excited about the opportunity to engage new partners and existing partners.
This Report summarizes the project, including how measurements were identified and evaluated, a discussion of the regional challenges that have been identified, and a presentation of recommendations for how to address those challenges for decision-makers across the region.