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December 05, 2016
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Beaver Run acreage protected in PA

The Beaver Run property, made up of healthy forests and exceptionally clean waters, is home to native brook trout, eagles, beaver, otters, and other wildlife.

The three public trails that will cross the protected property connect adjacent blocks of the Delaware State Forest. The public trails make previously difficult to reach parts of the State Forest much more easily accessible to all visitors, residents, and outdoor recreational enthusiasts visiting state forestlands. Protecting the property preserves the scenic beauty, enhancing Delaware State Forest’s extensive trail system and providing great outdoor recreational opportunities for residents.

Sally Corrigan, Director of the Pike County Office Community Planning, notes that this project is an exemplary one for the Scenic Rural Character Preservation Program. “Contributing Preservation Program funds to protect the Beaver Run property benefits all Pike County residents. The creation of a contiguous forested block and public access trails that enhance both ecological and outdoor recreational benefits for Pike County residents is excellent use of the Preservation Program funds meant to assure that Pike County maintains its scenic rural character.”

The Beaver Run Hunting and Fishing Club has been in existence since 1895 and has a rich tradition of conservation and stewardship, including a notable visit by Gifford Pinchot early in the twentieth-century. Club President, Jim Pastva, is proud of the Club’s history and long term commitment to good stewardship. “We’re excited about the permanent protection of our property,” asserts Pastva, “we have always been good stewards of our land, and we’re proud of the fact that we’ve taken this step to permanently protect all of the important natural assets here.”

The ribbon cutting to announce the property’s protection was held at the property and attended by representatives of the Club and all the partners who participated in the project. Trail building activities for the public trails will take place in early 2013.

The Delaware Highlands Conservancy works with landowners and communities to protect the healthy lands, clean waters, and locally sustainable economies of the Upper Delaware River region. For more information on the protection of the Beaver Run property, conservation easements, or any of the Conservancy’s activities, please call 570-226-3164, 845-583-1010, or send an email to info@delawarehighlands.org. Visit our website at www.DelawareHighlands.org.