The industrialization of YOUR public lands!
PennFuture and FracTracker Alliance created a unique GIS map that enables the public to investigate how shale gas development is changing the face of our public lands. Here is a sample of the map, but a full-screen version is available
August 2015: Sign the petition to Gov. Wolf to protect the Clarence Moore Lands from drilling.
Read the July 2015 press release and letter.
Hidden in the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania lies the Loyalsock State Forest, a land of verdant woodlands, crystalline streams, breath-taking vistas — a respite for people and wildlife. It is wilderness under siege.
Deep below the tranquility are reserves of natural gas in the Marcellus Shale. Some of the forest has already been leased for shale gas extraction using the controversial process known as hydraulic fracturing. A particularly fragile area, the 25,000-acre Clarence Moore Tract — home to cascading Rock Run and the beloved Old Loggers Path (one of Pennsylvania’s finest backpacking trails) — is threatened by large-scale gas development.
Imagine clearcuts, impoundments, bright lights, big noise. Envision compressor stations, gaping pipelines, traffic jams, spills, leaks, accidents, and dirty emissions. Get the picture? Drilling has no business here. Take a stand for your public lands!
November 2015: The Coalition thanked the Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Council (CNRAC) of DCNR in a press release for its letter regarding the protection of the Clarence Moore Lands.
October 2015: NOW is the public's chance to weigh in on how the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is managing our state forests. DCNR has released the public meeting schedule, underway through Nov. 18, for the public to comment on the Draft State Forest Resource Management Plan, last revised in 2007. Please add your voice and consider using these talking points about why PA forests — including the Clarence Moore Lands — matter.