More Than 470 Acres Added To Pennsylvania State Game Lands
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today approved a host of land acquisitions that will add more than 470 acres to state game lands.
The approved acquisitions are:
The acquisition of more than 154 acres in Mount Pleasant Township, Wayne County, by donation from Regency Marcellus Gas Gathering LLC. The land is an indenture into State Game Lands 159, with access provided from Creamton Drive. Regency has offered to donate the land as replacement habitat to mitigate for lost wildlife resources and recreational values stemming from natural gas pipeline work on State Game Lands 12 in Sullivan and Bradford counties.
The acquisition of more than 35 acres in Ararat Township, Susquehanna County, by donation from The Conservation Fund. The land is an indenture into State Game Lands 236, with access provided from Ridge Road. The Conservation Fund, acting as a conservation agent, is acquiring the property with funding provided by Williams Companies for voluntary mitigation as a result of impacts associated with the Constitution Pipeline project in Susquehanna County.
The acquisition of more than 13 acres in Pike Township, Berks County, by bequest of the late Dwight K. Gehman. The property, which is accessed from Keim Road, is approximately one mile south of one of the four separate parcels that comprise State Game Lands 315.
The acquisition of more than 43 acres in Union Township, Fulton County, by purchase from The Conservation Fund. The land, being purchased for an option price of $400 per acre to be paid from the Game Fund, adjoins State Game Lands 49.
The acquisition of about 231 acres in Middle Paxton Township, Dauphin County, by purchase from Central Pennsylvania Conservancy Inc. The land, being purchased for an option price of $400 per acre to be paid from the Game Fund, adjoins State Game Lands 211. Access to the parcel is from existing game lands.