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Handbook for Planning Commission Members
PA State Handbook that describes the roll of a Planning Commission and its members 
Timing Provisions for Zoning and Planning
PA State Handbook describing the timing provisions for Local Zoning and Planning Boards 

Planning for Agriculture
PA State Handbook for Agriculture Planning in local communities 
Local Land use controls in Local Government
PA State Handbook describing Local Land Use controls 
Better Models for Development in PA
PA State document describing Planning issue to create better living space in PA 
Growing Smarter ToolKit
MUST READ Pa State  Catalog of Financial
andTechnical Resources for Local Communities
Flood Plain Management Regulations
PA State Handbook describing Flood Plain Management Regulations in Pa 

Environmental Advisory Council Handbook
The EAC Handbook: A Guide for Pennsylvania's Municipal Environmental Advisory Councils

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Hidden Treasures in the Jim Thorpe Area

Carbon County Environmental Center

Great trails for hiking and bird watching. Environmental activities at the center. Outside picnic area. Located two miles past Mauch Chunk Lake Park on the left.

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Switchback Trail from Jim Thorpe to Mauch Chunk Lake

Wonderful biking and hiking trail from downtown Jim thorpe. Pick up the trail at the top of Hill Rd behind the Opera House. Follow it for 3.5 miles to the lake. Coast all the way back on the 4% grade. Outside picnic areas at the Lake.

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