Final Susquehanna NHA Management Plan Submitted
National Park Service

On September 28th, 2022 SNHA submitted the Final Susquehanna NHA Management Plan to the National Park Service for their review. We appreciate the ideas and guidance we received from the SNHA Board of Directors, Project Steering Committee, Project Advisory Committee, and Consulting Team. We are also very thankful to everyone who participated in the public engagement process.

Click here to view the final Susquehanna National Heritage Area Management Plan.


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. Congressman Lloyd Smucker (PA 11) joined Senator Casey in supporting the designation after assuming office in 2017. Their bipartisan commitment to this effort has brought important national recognition to our region as America’s 55th National Heritage Area.



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