Game Commission buys 54 acres in Erie County

   January 31, 2014 4:07 pm

 

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners this week approved Pennsylvania Game Commission acquisition of a 53.7-acre tract in Springfield Township, Erie County, south of State Game Lands 314.

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The Game Commission made a $47,525 lump-sum purchase from Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, and agreed agreed “no use of the surface for oil and gas exploration, production, removal or sale will be allowed.”

The tract is forested mostly with northern hardwoods with an oak component, and there are at least three species of special concern plants on the property, according to the Game Commission. A tributary to Turkey Creek with a vernal pool is located on the property. Access into the property is from Route 5 and Crayton Road.

Funds for the purchase come from third-party commitments as compensation for habitat and recreational losses from previously approved projects on game lands, according to a commission news release.

 

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