Fossil Farm

County Township Year Acreage Type Conservation Values
County: Tioga Township: Charleston Year: 1998 Acreage: 150.11 Type: Easement Conservation Values:
  • In the Public's View
  • Special Scenic Quality
  • Water Resource Protection

This property is in Charleston Township, Tioga County. The farm contains various habitat types and 72 acres of soil that are considered to be of state-wide importance. Open fields and an orchard area provide grasses for many songbirds and a grazing area for turkey and deer. The wooded portion of the property is being actively managed as part of the American Tree Farm System, a nationwide program to encourage private forest owners to do an effective job of growing trees as a crop. The property also contains a large rock outcropping with many fossils.

Another habitat area contains the headwaters of Catlin Hollow Creek, which travels into Crooked Creek then into the Tioga River. A beaver pond, home to beaver for years, is visible from two township roads. The property itself is visible to the public from three roads for nearly one mile total.