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058 Pa. Code § 135.41. State Game Lands. (2) The Director has the authority to close state game lands or portions thereof,to recreational or other uses, when the specified uses may be or have become http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/058/chapter135/s135.41.html
Extractions: (a) Restrictions limited (1) Mushrooms and fruits of berry-producing plants may be picked. (2) Small open fires for cooking or warming purposes are permitted only at places where adequate precautions are taken to prevent the spread of fire which may damage adjacent areas and shall be attended at all times and completely extinguished before leaving the site of the fire. Open fires are prohibited when the fire index rating used by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, is high, very high or extreme. A person causing a wildfire, in addition to possible criminal penalty, is liable for all damages, cost of extinguishing and fines. (b) Closure of game lands (1) When the threat of forest fires exists, the Director has emergency authority to restrict the use of smoking materials on State game lands or to close State game lands to hunting, trapping, fishing, recreational use and other activity which may be or become detrimental to those lands or the flora or fauna thereon until the Director removes the restrictions. Emergency restrictions or closures will be announced to the news media. (3) It is unlawful to violate restrictions or closure placed on these lands by the Director.
Extractions: State game land roads that will be open for use by permitted persons operating ATVs will be designated by the Director. The Commission will make a list of these open roads available to the permittee, and will provide the list by mail to a permitted person that has applied for a towing vehicle placard. (2) Designated roads shall be open for use by permitted persons from 14 days prior to the opening day of the archery season to the closing day of the late muzzleloader/archery season and during the spring turkey season.
News Release #028-02 great outdoors, state game lands have come under increased pressure from general recreational users " said Vern Ross, http://sites.state.pa.us/PA_Exec/PGC/newsroom/2002/nr028-02.htm
Extractions: ROAD USE STATUS CHANGES APPROVED HARRISBURG - Following more than a year of public comment and discussion, the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today unanimously gave final approval to several changes in State Game Lands use regulations to better protect these wild places from misuse and degradation. The regulations will not take effect until Feb. 1, 2003. Since giving preliminary approval to the regulatory changes on Jan. 15, the Board has reviewed comments collected during the mandatory 90-day public comment period. Based on that input, the Board incorporated into the approved package an amendment to extend by two weeks when mountain bikers and horseback riders could access designated routes on State Game Lands in September. Under the adopted provision, except for on Sundays or roads open to public travel, riders would not be permitted to access designated routes from the last Saturday in September until the third Saturday in January. As originally proposed, access would have been restricted beginning the second Saturday in September.
Getting Outdoors In New York State Pennsylvania's system of state game lands is a remarkable achievement in wildlife assembled an ad hoc committee representing various recreational interests to seek solutions. http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/outdoors
Extractions: More Information New York State Public Lands Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserves, State Forests, Unique Areas and other open space to enjoy. Campgrounds DEC operates numerous campgrounds in the Adirondack and Catskill Parks. Day Use Areas Beaches, picnic areas and other places. Boating Access sites, marinas, pumpout facilities and other boating information. Opening the Outdoors Recreational facilities for persons with disabilities. New York Wildlife Viewing Areas Some examples of wildlife viewing areas open to the public around the state. Wildlife Management Areas A statewide list of wildlife management areas open for public use. DEC Education Centers Environmental education programs are offered at these DEC centers. Nature Centers A listing of nature centers around the state. Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Information about hunting, world-class fisheries and trapping. Trip Planning Help Trail and road conditions, weather, maps and tourism information. Other Links of Interest...
Extractions: Office of School and Public Lands Increased cooperation and respect between leaseholders, agriculture interests and sportsmen are the keys to successful recreational use of South Dakota's state school lands. Although school lands are "public lands," they are not the same as federal lands managed by the Federal land management agencies or the State Game Production Areas managed by the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department. Almost all of the 807,000 acres of South Dakota's school lands are "trust lands" granted to the state on its admission to the Union. These trust lands are managed to produce income for the support of the state's schools, universities and other endowed institutions. School lands are available for public hunting and fishing. These lands must be legally accessed. Anyone crossing private land to reach school land must have the permission of the private landowner. Off-road vehicle use is prohibited. All motor vehicles must remain on established roads and trails. No hunting is allowed in fields of unharvested grain, or on public road rights-of-way within 660 feet of livestock, occupied homes, churches or schoolhouses. While lessee permission is not required to use school land for recreational purposes, users are encouraged to notify leaseholders as a courtesy whenever reasonalby possible to do so. Notifying the lessee can often help avoid trespass and other problems. Many of South Dakota's school lands are intermingled with, surrounded by, or fenced in with private land and are indistinguishable from private land. It is the responsibility of the recreational user to know if they are on public land. If you are on private land without permission, you could be charged with trespass.
Parks found. state game lands No. County. Over 12,450 acres along this mountainouswooded terrain are open for sport hunting and recreational use. http://www.cmtpa.org/directory/parks.html
Extractions: Parks, State Parks, and State Organizations Briar Creek Lake Park Ricketts Glenn State Park State Game Lands Wyoming State Forest External Links Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Pennsylvania Game Commission Top of Page Briar Creek Lake Park This Columbia County owned park between Orangeville and Berwick on PA Route 93 offers excellent fishing and recreational opportunities. Developed and maintained by the Columbia County Commissioners and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission , Briar Creek Lake Park includes the 50 acre lake, picnic area and the restored Fowlersville Covered Bridge which was moved to the park in 1986. The lake is included in the Fish Commission's late winter, extended trout fishing program. Other species found in the lake include bass, muskellunge, pan fish, pickerel and walleye. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations apply to all waterways in the two county area. Other fishing areas include the Susquehanna River, Fishing Creek, Little Fishing Creek, Catawissa Creek, Mahanoning Creek, Hemlock Creek and other tributaries of the Susquehanna River. Ricketts Glen State Park
Final PA Game Commission Land Use Recommendations their lands for appropriate recreational usage. Sincerely,. Dr. Paulette JohnsonChair. cc Secretary John Oliver, DCNR PA game Commissioners state game Land Use http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/cnrac/rossletterNov2801finalPAGameComLandUse.htm
Extractions: Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797 Dear Mr. Ross: The Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Council (CNRAC) has followed with great interest the work of the State Game Land Ad Hoc Advisory Committee and has reviewed the recommendations that the committee forwarded to you for consideration earlier this month. We appreciate the Game Commission's need to review whether certain regulatory changes relative to recreational activities on game land properties may be necessary and we were grateful for Clayton Van Buskirk's appearance before Council in September to explain the Commission's initiative as well as listen to the attendant concerns of CNRAC. It is the purpose of this letter to make you and the Commission formally aware of our concerns and suggestions as you consider the recommendations of the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee. As you know, CNRAC has a history of engaging in constructive dialogue with the Game Commission on issues of mutual interest through joint meetings of the Game Commission, Fish and Boat Commission and with the Sportsmen's Advisory Council through our Joint Agency Workshops. We believe the discussion of recreational use of publicly managed lands is one such area of mutual concern and interest. CNRAC has observed the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) struggle with many of the same "recreation versus resource" issues that the PA Game Commission now considers. Therefore, it is in this same positive and collaborative vein that we offer the following comments about proposals numbers 5 and 11 as offered to you by the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee:
North-Lands - PA State Forest Info Pennsylvania state Forest state game lands Information and the Allegheny Summit provide endless recreational possibilities. Almost 50% of Clinton County is state land/publicuse http://www.north-lands.net/sforest.htm
Extractions: The north-central region of Pennsylvania has the greatest concentration of State Forest and State Game Lands in the Commonwealth. Elk State Forest has 200,000 acres, Moshannon State Forest has 185,000, Sproul State Forest has 290,000 acres, Bald Eagle State Forest has 191,858 acres, Susquehannock State Forest has 262,000 acres and Tiadaghton State Forest has 214,973 acres. State Game Lands total over 150,000 acres. That's more than 1.5 MILLION acres and both the Bureau of Forestry and the Pennsylvania Game Commission are increasing their holdings each year. Clinton County is the #1 County in the state for exceptional and high quality streams. Clinton County is located in the north-central part of the state, where the High Mountain Region and the Allegheny Summit provide endless recreational possibilities. Almost 50% of Clinton County is State land/public-use land, with some very remote locations. All of this land provides you with an unlimited opportunity for hunting and recreational enjoyment. Miles and miles of trails for snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and hiking are marked and maintained. Additionally, the north-central region consistently ranks at the top of the deer and bear harvest for Pennsylvania. North-Lands, Inc. has property available throughout this region as both an owner and a Pennsylvania licensed Broker. We offer financing on many properties and we can even arrange a weekend closing if needed.
State Lands Commission - California Programs For Biodiversity state lands Commission I. Mission and Historical Background of San Rafael for the enhancement of wildlife and recreational values. of Fish and game. The California state lands Commission, 1994. state of California, state lands Commission. http://ice.ucdavis.edu/guide_to_california_programs_for_biodiversity_conservatio
Extractions: Find ANY word Find ALL words Find EXACT phrase Help Books Videos Maryland News ... Forums Pennsylvania News and Information Theses red and green signs will be used on public land in Pennsylvania to indicate to users where mountain biking and horse riding are to be permitted. By C. BOYD PFEIFFER email@example.com Conflicts over the recreational use of land are legendary. you can find these conflicts in any state, on any state park or forest land, in any National Park. In Yellowstone National Park, there is reported increased air pollution, harassment of animals, noise pollution and competition for trails from those using snowmobiles, ATVs and the like. You can walk into any woods anywhere frequented by the young and the reckless where mountain bikes are involved and find erosion, trails that have been cut across, short cuts taken on corners and turns, switchbacks abused, streams that have been muddied, vegetation destroyed, and the peace and quiet of the area disturbed. Horseback riders, through their favorite sport or recreation, can cause similar problems by misuse and overuse. Thats not to say that hunters and fishermen are without fault. You can hardly go into a fishing area without finding tangles of line that will catch, injure and kill wildlife. The ground can be littered with wrappers of everything from snelled hooks to worm boxes, to the plastic and lethal six-pack wraps, to plastic snack bags, to beer cans and discarded soft drink bottles. Hunters might be a little better no a lot better - but still may leave a trail of shell boxes, lunch wrappers, shot gun shells, and other detritus. Fishermen are the worst, everywhere, but that is not the point here. Not right now, anyway.
1042 - Michigan Recreational Land Trust Fund lands and rights in lands within this state should be a list of those lands and rightsin lands it has be acquired with money deposited in the game and Fish http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10366_11862_13989-27679--,00.html
Extractions: 1042 - Michigan Recreational Land Trust Fund ***** DNR - COMMISSION POLICY ***** Number 1042. Issued November 3, 1978 MICHIGAN RECREATIONAL LAND TRUST FUND Act 204, Public Acts of 1976, created a State Recreational Land Trust Fund to be funded by the sale of oil, gas, and mineral leases on certain State land, and from royalties accruing from the oil, gas, and mineral leases sold on certain State lands. Money from the fund is to be used to acquire lands for recreation purposes. The Act also created a Board of Trustees to determine which lands and rights in lands should be acquired with fund money. The Board submits a list of lands to the Legislature each year. This list is compiled in order of priority and is accompanied by a statement of the guidelines used in listing and assigning the priority of these proposed acquisitions. The Board consists of five members, including the Director of the Department of Natural Resources, the Chairman of the Natural Resources Commission, and three citizen members appointed by the Governor. One of these citizen members must be from a group representative of sportsmen's interests. The Act states that the Board shall be a division of the Department of Natural Resources, and designates the Department to provide staff services for the Board.
News Release #007-03 As more and more people seek to enjoy the great outdoors, state game lands werecoming under increased recreational pressure, said Greg Grabowicz, game http://sites.state.pa.us/PA_Exec/PGC/newsroom/2003/nr007-03.htm
Extractions: GAME COMMISSION POSTS DESIGNATED ROUTES ON WEBSITE HARRISBURG The Pennsylvania Game Commission's Bureau of Wildlife Management is seeking public review of and comments on a plan to guide the agency's Deer Management Program through the year 2007. "We're encouraging hunters and, indeed, all with an interest in the white-tailed deer, to review this new plan and forward comments to us no later than April 15," said Cal DuBrock, Game Commission Bureau of Wildlife Management director. To view the full text of the deer management plan, go to the agency's website ( www.pgc.state.pa.us ), click on " Wildlife ," select " Deer in Pennsylvania ," and then choose " Management Plan for White-Tailed Deer in Pennsylvania ." The agency will accept email comments sent to the link provided on the website. For those who wish to comment via U.S. Mail, send letters to: Pennsylvania Game Commission, Bureau of Wildlife Management, DEER MANAGEMENT PLAN, 2001 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg, 17110-9797. The public input process on the new Deer Management Plan started in July of 2002, when Dr. Marrett Grund, Game Commission wildlife biologist and a member of the Bureau of Wildlife Management's Deer Management Section, convened a meeting of stakeholders to discuss and suggest goals and objectives for the agency's Deer Management Plan.
Extractions: Chapman State Park Adjacent to the Allegheny National forest and State Game Lands No. 29, Chapman sits on the banks of the West Branch of Tionesta Creek. Among its many recreational offerings, the park boasts a 68-acre lake that provides swimming at a beach and warm and cold water fishing. Directions: The 805-acre Chapman State Park includes 68-acre Chapman Lake on the West Branch of Tionesta Creek. The park is off of U. S. Route 6, in Warren County near the town of Clarendon, and is adjacent to the Allegheny National Forest and State Game Lands No. 29. Recreational Opportunities Swimming: A sand beach is open from late-May to mid-September, 8 a.m. to sunset. Lifeguards are on duty from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, unless otherwise posted. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming when lifeguards are off-duty. Children nine years of age and younger must be accompanied by a responsible person. Picnicking: The main picnic area is by the swimming area and overlooks the lake. Restrooms are placed throughout the picnic area. Four accessible picnic pavilions may be reserved up to 11 months in advance for a fee. Unreserved picnic pavilions are free on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tourism, Outdoor Recreation many natural areas, splendid scenary and a variety of recreational opportunities. gamelands, game Commission Hunting. state game lands in the 12th District. http://www.house.gov/murtha/district/tour2.htm
Extractions: Contact Me! Keystone , Westmoreland County: cabins, fishing, swimming, boating, camping; includes a 78-acre lake. Kooser , Somerset County: cabins, fishing, swimming, camping; includes a 4-acre lake. Laurel Hill , Somerset County: fishing, swimming, boating, camping; includes a 63-acre lake. Laurel Mountain Laurel Ridge , Somerset-Westmoreland: fishing, camping, key part of the 70-mile-long Laurel Highlands Trail.
Extractions: Don't let them stop the fun Dear Pennsylvania and mid-Atlantic mountain biker: Please read the following and help keep 1.4 million acres of Pennsylvania land open to cycling. Pennsylvania Game Commission Plan Could Restrict Mountain Biking The Pennsylvania Game Commission recently released draft changes to their recreational usage management policy. If implemented, these changes could close 1.4 million acres of State Game Lands to mountain bikers. The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and the Keystone Mountain Bike Association (KMBA) oppose this ban on recreational bicycling and horseback riding. "We are disappointed by this proposal," said IMBA Pennsylvania State Representative and KMBA Board member Tim Cusick. "The PGC has been very open to discussion and we were hoping for a more cooperative outcome." IMBA and KMBA are asking Pennsylvania and mid-Atlantic region mountain bikers to write the Pennsylvania Game Commission and tell them why cycling should be allowed on State Game Lands.
Extractions: By GEORGE SMITH firstname.lastname@example.org WILKES-BARRE - New rules for state game lands use will go into effect Saturday, so don't take a ride on horseback or mountain bike on game lands without checking on the regulations. You might be violating the law. Citing "increased recreational pressure," the Pennsylvania Game Commission has ended the unrestricted use of game lands by horseback riders and mountain bikers. "We want people to enjoy the game lands, but they have got to understand they are a place for wildlife and for hunting and trapping during those seasons," said Tim Conway, education and information supervisor for the agency's Northeast Region Office in Dallas. Conway said some money for the purchase of game lands came from the federal government for the specific purpose of benefiting wildlife. If that purpose is not being met, future funding could be jeopardized. The restrictions were approved in April 2002. Although unfettered access has been stopped for recreational riders, about 1,000 miles of routes within game lands have been designated by the commission for use by cyclists and equestrians.
Extractions: The Pennsylvania Game Commission recently released draft changes to its recreational usage management policy. If implemented, these changes could close 1.4 million acres of state game lands to mountain bikers. The League of American Bicyclists is supporting the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA and http://www.imba.com ) and the Keystone Mountain Bike Association (KMBA and http://www.patrails.com ) in opposing this potential ban on recreational bicycling. "We are disappointed by this proposal," said IMBA Pennsylvania State Representative and KMBA Board member Tim Cusick. "The PGC has been very open to discussion and we were hoping for a more cooperative outcome." WHAT YOU CAN DO: Write to the Pennsylvania Game Commission and tell them why cycling should be allowed on State Game Lands. The deadline for accepting comment letters is June 4, 2001. Here are some suggested points for your comment letter: The League, IMBA and KMBA recognize the need to balance the environment and recreation.
Elverson Borough, Chester County PA Robeson, Warwick, and North Coventry Townships, comprises 7,337 acres and containsyearround recreational opportunities. state game lands 43, administered by http://www.livingplaces.net/pa/chester/elversonboro.html
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Extractions: quoted from the PGC website BOARD ACTION ADDS NEARLY 3,000 ACRES TO STATE GAME LANDS HARRISBURG - During its meeting today, the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners unanimously approved several items that will increase the agency's State Game Lands system by nearly 3,000 acres. The agency's State Game Lands system currently contains almost 1.4 million acres - nearly all of which was purchased with revenues generated by the sale of hunting and furtaking licenses and portions of a federal excise tax on sporting arms and ammunition (Pittman-Robertson Program). Following is a description of the various agenda items approved by the Board today. WASHINGTON COUNTY LAND SWAP RESULTS IN INCREASE OF 2,725 ACRES The Board of Game Commissioners today unanimously approved a land-swap proposal that will result in a net increase of 2,725 acres of State Game Lands in Washington County for wildlife habitat and public hunting and trapping. Under the approved plan, the Game Commission will acquire 4,000 acres of property in Blain, Donegal, Hopewell and Independence townships in exchange for 1,275 acres of State Game Lands 117 in Smith and Hanover townships. The plan was initially presented to the Game Commission by state Sen. Barry Stout, state Rep. Victor Lescovitz, the Washington County Commissioners and the Washington County Council on Economic Development.