Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard Allan today announced that the department will hold a public meeting on Marcellus Shale issues in the Loyalsock State Forest, Lycoming County, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, June 3 at Lycoming College in Williamsport.
“DCNR is responding to requests that the public be given the chance to provide the department with information and comments on possible gas development in the Loyalsock, in an area where we do not own the subsurface rights,” Allan said. “This meeting is the completion of a series of interactions with the public regarding this complicated and long-standing issue, including a local stakeholder meeting and a public web-based information session.”
As a result of a 1989 Commonwealth Court decision, about 25,000 acres of the Loyalsock State Forest are in a unique and complex situation in terms of surface ownership and rights.
“DCNR is committed to stewardship of state forests and to working proactively with all stakeholders – including the public and mineral right owners – to ensure the protection of these vital public lands,” Allan said.
The meeting will be held in Wendle Hall, Academic Center, off of Mulberry Street. All are welcome to participate in the public meeting. Registration is not required.
The meeting will begin with a short power-point presentation about the Loyalsock situation by Marcellus Program Manager Arianne Proctor. Following the presentation, questions will be answered by Secretary Allan, Proctor and State Forester Dan Devlin.
Following the question and answer session, participants will be offered the opportunity to make comments with a five-minute time limit.
If unable to attend the meeting, members of the public can submit written comments by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DCNR held a local stakeholder meeting on this issue on April 4, and participated in a Penn State web-based information session on April 25.
The webinar is archived and available on the Penn State Extension natural-gas website. To access the webinar, go to http://extension.psu.edu/naturalgas and choose “Recorded Webinars” under “Quick Links.”
Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimitedsusquehannatu@gmail.comHeld on the 2nd Wednesday of each month and are open to the public and begin at 7:00 pm (unless otherwise noted). Meetings are held at the Covenant Central Presbyterian Church, 807 W 4th St, Williamsport, PA 17701, in the Fellowship Hall (unless otherwise noted). Parking is at the rear of the Church and enter off of Campbell Street.
No meetings are held in May, June, July, August or
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Mentored Youth Trout Fishing Statewide
April 11, 2018
Loyalsock Creek Brook Trout Research Presentation
April 14, 2018
Statewide Opening Day of Trout
April 22, 2018
Science on the Sock at the Consolidated Sportsmens Club (Route 87 in Plunketts Creek Township) Family and Youth Hands on Science Exploraton from 1pm – 4 pm
May 5, 2018
Opening day of Walleye
May 19, 2018
Blog walk and talk with Harvey Katz
May 19-25, 2018
National Safe Boating Week
June 2, 2018
Lycoming Creek Anglers Clubs children’s fishing derby at Marsh Hill on Route 14
June 11, 2018
Premier Showing: Our Town Sullivan County including River of the Year. TV Channel WVIA Scranton
June 16, 2018
Opening Day of Bass
June 22, 2018
River of the Year Celebration at Pier 87
June 23, 2018
River of the Year Paddle and Sunrise Sunset Susquehanna Event. (Lower Loyalsock Creek and Susquehanna River)
July 10, 2018
Floating classroom: Healthy tributaries, Healthy River on the Hiawatha
July 21, 2018
Coal in the Headwaters Program and Tour with the Sullivan County Conservation District
August 25, 2018
Music and Arts in the Mountains and Fishing Field Day at World’s End State Park – All Day Event
September 12, 2018
October 10, 2018
November 14, 2018
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