The Sourland Conservancy is pleased to announce the publication of a new hiking atlas created by former trustee, Kevin Burkman, a resident of the Sourland region who specializes in digital mapping for natural resources, urban/environmental planning, and historic land preservation and volunteers as SC’s geographic information systems (GIS) analyst.
Burkman created the Sourland Region Hiking Atlas as a follow-up to Sourland Conservancy’s online hiking maps, which he also developed and continues to update. This new book highlights 24 parks and preserves with hiking trails in the 90-square-mile Sourland region. In addition to shaded relief maps, the atlas also features descriptions for each site, including history, geology, flora and fauna, and information on access and parking. His other work with the Conservancy includes open space analysis, tour maps and pipeline corridor analysis.
Burkman also recently developed the Mapping Application for African American Places, Culture & History to increase public awareness of the role of African Americans in culture and history, across the American landscape. Visit www.sourland.org/ssaam to view the interactive map.
The data and site descriptions used to produce the “”Sourland Region Hiking Atlas” and online maps were compiled from various state, county and township agencies, as well as Sourland region land preservation organizations.
The 54-page, spiral-bound color hiking atlas is now available for $18 online at www.tiny.cc/SupportSC or at Sourland Conservancy’s office at 83 Princeton Avenue, Hopewell.
The Sourland Conservancy gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Bristol Myers-Squibb, without whom this project would not have been possible. The Conservancy would also like to thank Capitol Copy Service, Trenton, NJ for their valuable support towards publication of this atlas.
The online hiking maps may be viewed at www.sourland.org/sourland-trail-maps.