Outdoors Notebook: Game Land improvements under way
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An estimated 300 acres of wildlife habitat is lost every day in Pennsylvania as a result of sprawl. With that in mind, the state Game Commission has launched new habitat improvement projects on many of its 1.4 million acres of State Game Lands.
"State Game Lands [are] critical to ensuring that wildlife will always have access to ... food, shelter and water," said Carl Roe, Game Commission executive director, in a written statement. "Through our habitat improvement efforts we strive to ensure habitat diversity for all wildlife."
In Westmoreland County, a man was recently fined $2,000 plus court costs for illegal dumping on State Game Lands. In Fayette County, two people were fined $500 each plus court costs for dump site infractions, and a habitat and Hunter Access Program improvement project was recently completed on State Game Land 51 near Jumonville. In Mercer County, citations were issued for people operating motor vehicles on properties enrolled in the agency's Hunter Access Program.
First Published June 17, 2012 12:00 am