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Anyone see Akron wants to sell fracking rights to 475 acres of LaDue land which will put them off limits.
 

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Here’s an article about Akron wanting to log a portion of LaDue in 2018. Don’t know what the outcome was.
 

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They claim this reservoir needs to be pristine water supply and then they want to sell fracking rights? That's crazy! Sounds like they just want to make money on a property that they pay no taxes on in another county!

As far as timber harvesting, I don't think it would effect the lake as much as long as it's not clear cutting. This was Akron's original plan when they built the lake and planted the trees on old farmland. It might benefit the wildlife in the long run. Taking the big trees out will open up the forest to more sunlight and allow new trees and vegetation to grown in. It will diversify the food supply for deer and others. They don't remove the tree roots when they do selective timber harvesting, so the only damage is the roads going in and out that they build. Then, they need to re-seed them after they are done. They do leave a lot of piles of tree tops laying around, but that will bio-degrade over time. I've seen it done on private property. It looks bad the 1st year, but it gets better by the 2nd year and starts to attract more deer to the small plots of grass and brush in the forest.
 

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They did timber the areas mentioned in that article , I went back that way fishing a couple years ago and it was selective cut. Now fracking is a different story ,not good.


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They claim this reservoir needs to be pristine water supply and then they want to sell fracking rights? That's crazy! Sounds like they just want to make money on a property that they pay no taxes on in another county!

As far as timber harvesting, I don't think it would effect the lake as much as long as it's not clear cutting. This was Akron's original plan when they built the lake and planted the trees on old farmland. It might benefit the wildlife in the long run. Taking the big trees out will open up the forest to more sunlight and allow new trees and vegetation to grown in. It will diversify the food supply for deer and others. They don't remove the tree roots when they do selective timber harvesting, so the only damage is the roads going in and out that they build. Then, they need to re-seed them after they are done. They do leave a lot of piles of tree tops laying around, but that will bio-degrade over time. I've seen it done on private property. It looks bad the 1st year, but it gets better by the 2nd year and starts to attract more deer to the small plots of grass and brush in the forest.
My buddy had timber cut on 10 acres he owned. All red oak for pallet wood. Pretty much clear cut except for trees smaller than they wanted. That place became a deer magnet the second year back. Also, I read an article some time ago where the author documented what some logging did for the local deer. They would begin to stage up just outside the area, before the work day was done. When the chain saws went quiet, the deer would begin to filter in even before the pickup trucks pulled out! There was some maple being cut, and they went right to the tops and chowed down!
 
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They are timbering there right now on Tilden rd, shut the area down for public hunting, why wait till hunting season to timber it out, why not do it in the summer.
 

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They may not have been allowed to timber during summer due to bats .

I'm not defending them . But they may have been following regulations which don't allow them to timber during spring and summer .

I have no idea if that's the case .
 

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Old dead trees are extremely important for a forest not for commercial profit. Among the wildlife that needs older trees for food and nesting are woodpeckers, chickadees, tufted titmice, squirrels, racoons and bats. Dead trees that rot and die also provide nutrients for new growth.
 

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Old dead trees are extremely important for a forest not for commercial profit. Among the wildlife that needs older trees for food and nesting are woodpeckers, chickadees, tufted titmice, squirrels, racoons and bats. Dead trees that rot and die also provide nutrients for new growth.
Agree.................But too much of the same is not good either.

As mentioned, opening up the canopy has its benefits as well
 

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Don't sit up at night worried about fracking. There's thousands of wells in SW PA that have no effect on the environment they do however have a huge effect on the landowners bank account. I wish I had the foresight to buy a big chunk of land 15 or 20 years ago, I wouldn't be out here freezing my nads off working right now. Only people around here that are against it are those that sold the mineral rights to their land years ago.
 

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Don't sit up at night worried about fracking. There's thousands of wells in SW PA that have no effect on the environment they do however have a huge effect on the landowners bank account. I wish I had the foresight to buy a big chunk of land 15 or 20 years ago, I wouldn't be out here freezing my nads off working right now. Only people around here that are against it are those that sold the mineral rights to their land years ago.
You are saying they can put in thousands of wells with 0 impact to the ecology. That seems very unlikely.
I think people have to be realistic with the pros and cons of such things.
 

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I've been all over SW PA since the onset. Along with the construction of the wells came thousands of really good paying jobs. Think what you may but one basic part if a strong nation and economy is cheap energy. Voiced my opinion I'm done now
 

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I've been all over SW PA since the onset. Along with the construction of the wells came thousands of really good paying jobs. Think what you may but one basic part if a strong nation and economy is cheap energy. Voiced my opinion I'm done now
Those things are true; I also think there is some impact to the ecology including the possibility of human errors with any work. I just think it's unrealistic to say there is no impact. Trying to convince individuals of the benefit by leaving out risks and actual impact doesn't help the cause.
I feel like that would almost be the equivalent of saying nuclear energy has no environmental impact, it's just turning water into steam. It's oversimplifying what the actual case may be.
Most outdoorsman would most likely prefer their woods and water touched as little as possible by any industry or commercial operations. Why else do thousands of guys drive to remote parts of canada, spending lots of money along the way, just to experience that. At the same time we are burning fuel and using products that require destruction or have some negative environmental impact. Has to be a balance. Maybe it's possible to frack out there without issue and be a more positive thing, or maybe it would have more serious impacts on the environment than what the return would be.
 
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