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