Due to safety considerations related to a culvert failure and subsequent partial road collapse, Penn State's Forestland Management Office has announced that Watershed Road, off of state Route 1029 (Charter Oak Road) in Barree Township, Huntingdon County, is closed until further notice.
The Penn State Weaver Forest metal access gate off of Marengo Road will be closed & locked for the duration of the 2012-2013 Pennsylvania hunting seasons.
Pennsylvania trout season opens statewide at 8:00 AM on Saturday, April 16th. Shaver Creek, an approved trout stream, flows for over 1.5 miles within the boundary of the Penn State Stone Valley Forest. Other approved trout streams in the immediate area include Standing Stone Creek and Laurel Run. Local and visiting anglers can purchase fishing licenses and gear at the Whipple Dam Store http://whippledamstore.com/index.php.
On Friday, February 18, 2011 the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture announced that it will be lifting the Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine concerning the in-state transport of ash materials and all hardwood firewood will be lifted beginning April 15th. The federal quarantine will remain in effect to help stop the spread into other states. The wood industry in Pennsylvania will greatly benefit from these changes.
Larvae of this beetle feed in the tissues under the bark of ash trees (Fraxinus spp.), causing the girdling and death of branches and entire trees.
Most of you probably will not be surprised to hear that the Pennsylvania DCNR is finding that there has been a near-complete collapse of the gypsy moth population in the state.
The cool, wet Virginia spring wasn’t just good for replenishing water reserves — it also has killed off vast swaths of gypsy moths that infested mountain forests throughout the state.
The PSU Forestland Mgmt. Office in cooperation with the PSU SFR faculty have decided to not participate in DMAP for the 2009-2010 hunting season.