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Field Journal Friday: Richards Conservation Easement

The picturesque, 21-acre ‘Richards’ conservation easement in Sullivan County helps conserve the health of the Loyalsock Creek and the scenic views from the popular Loyalsock Trail. Conserving the land around the Loyalsock Creek is important because it helps maintain the health of the creek and the surrounding environment. By conserving the trees, plants, and natural habitats along the creek banks, we can prevent soil erosion, … Continue reading Field Journal Friday: Richards Conservation Easement »

Rivers Month in PA:  Come On In, the Water is Nice!

With summer starting and the weather getting hotter, many people in Pennsylvania head to rivers and streams to cool off and have fun. June is the perfect time to celebrate ‘Rivers Month’ in Pennsylvania! With over 86,000 miles of rivers and streams, Pennsylvania has plenty to offer. Whether you like boating, swimming, fishing, or just relaxing by the water, there’s something for everyone. Creating and … Continue reading Rivers Month in PA:  Come On In, the Water is Nice! »

Celebrate National Trails Day on the Butternut Trail

Trickling brooks! Big rock outcroppings! A great view of the Loyalsock Creek! Sound nice?! You can experience all this and more on the Butternut Trail in Worlds End State Park! This popular loop trail goes through NPC’s Flynn acquisition. If you’ve never hiked it before, here’s what you can expect! The 2.5-mile Butternut Trail makes a loop through a northern hardwood forest. It starts just … Continue reading Celebrate National Trails Day on the Butternut Trail »

Field Journal Friday: Logue-McMahon Conservation Easement

Nestled between Muncy Heritage Park and the West Branch Susquehanna River, sits NPC’s Logue-McMahon conservation easement. On this Field Journal Friday we’re exploring some of the conservation values that this 20-acre easement upholds. Observation #1: History The historic Pennsylvania canal, which operated from 1827 to 1839 is part of the Muncy Heritage Park and Nature Trail, which bisects the conservation easement. Interpretive signs can be … Continue reading Field Journal Friday: Logue-McMahon Conservation Easement »

Field Journal Friday: Zaner, Overlook & Power Dam Conservation Easements

On this Field Journal Friday edition, we’re taking a walk around the Zaner, Overlook and Power Dam conservation easements. What ties these three properties together? They are all under the ownership of the Fishing Creek Sportsmen’s Association (FCSA)! Observation #1: Fishing Creek Sportsmen’s Association The FCSA is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and maintaining great trout fishing on Fishing Creek and several other Columbia … Continue reading Field Journal Friday: Zaner, Overlook & Power Dam Conservation Easements »