Anyone see Akron wants to sell fracking rights to 475 acres of LaDue land which will put them off limits.
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!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.
Agree.................But too much of the same is not good either.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.
You are saying they can put in thousands of wells with 0 impact to the ecology. That seems very unlikely.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.
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'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