Wildlands Conservancy announced the permanent protection of 633 high-conservation value acres located in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County.
- Support clean water through wetland protection
- Include 1.25 miles of Drake’s Creek, an important tributary to the Lehigh River
- Expand vernal pool protection (which means saving homes for a variety of species- amphibians and invertebrates)
- Protect Important Bird Area
The property was immediately transferred from Wildlands to the Pennsylvania Game Commission State Game Lands 141 to expand locally accessible public lands and host a wide array of recreation opportunities that can be enjoyed in perpetuity by outdoor enthusiasts.
More information available at this Times News article.