Fly Rod and Reel’s Blogs: Conservation – 2012 February – PA Trout Threatened – by Ted Williams

PA Trout Threatened

Submitted by Ted Williams on Tue, 02/07/2012 – 07:32.

WHY WE CARE

Pennsylvania’s state forests are home to some the best remaining

native and wild trout habitat in the east. Approximately one-half of

Pennsylvania’s state forests in the Marcellus Shale area –

approximately 700,000 acres-have already been leased, and a state

agency has determined that leasing any additional state forest lands

will forever alter the wild character and ecological integrity of the

state forest system. Despite the science, Gov. Corbett is considering

leasing more state forest land to generate revenue to fill gaps in the

state budget. The short-term financial benefit gained will be far

outweighed by the long-term impacts to the irreplaceable and valuable

forests in Pennsylvania – the places where Pennsylvanians have hunted

and fished for generations.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

via Fly Rod and Reel’s Blogs: Conservation – 2012 February – PA Trout Threatened – by Ted Williams.

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