Where could the American Marten be reintroduced in Pennsylvania?
The "American Marten Reintroduction and Management Plan for Pennsylvania" proposes a few locations for reintroduction (see image below), including areas within the PA Wilds and Allegheny National Forest.
Some of these sites fall within wilderness areas. The USFS describes Wilderness Areas as “A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain” (USDA 1964)
Two ways you can help the American Marten be reintroduced in PA
#1) Email your comments of support for the plan and of reintroduction to: pamarten@PA.gov
#2) Attend the Board of Commissioner’s meeting on January 27th; this will be the absolute most important meeting to attend! Attend and provide your testimony, whether it’s a single sentence or 5 minutes long. A massive presence will make a huge difference. The plan will tentatively be voted on that day. The Meeting is at our HQ at 2001, Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17110. Arrival should be 7:45 AM.
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Keystone Trails Association