Proposed ATV Connector
by Joe Neville, KTA Executive Director
The State Bureau of Forestry within DCNR scheduled a number of stakeholder meetings to review a study underway in the Sproul State Forest to address the feasibility of closing a trail gap and to determine the best way to connect the Bloody Skillet and Whiskey Springs ATV trail systems, near Renovo, Clinton County. KTA Board of Directors members Bob Merrill and Dave Gantz, Executive Director Joe Neville, and numerous KTA members such as Dick Martin, Butch Davey, John Wasserman, Jeff Schmidt, and others attended the meetings to voice their concerns.
Pictured is Joe Neville recording the public comments.
5/2/2017 12:21:04 pm
I attended all 5 stake holders meetings. Not one of the Clinton County Commissioners or the local State Representative showed any concern about the effect of a constructed ATV trail/. road through Sproul State Forest. This connection would cross the headwaters of tributaries of Big Run which are exceptional value waters,the Chuck Keiper Trail an important bird area,two major natural gas pipelines,the Bucktail State Park Natural Area, Halls Run watershed(this is the water supply for South Renovo and located on Sproul State Forest, at least four State Forest roads closed to ATV use, cross private land,impact a woodcock singing area,and possibly encroach on the Cranberry swamp Natural area,East Branch Swamp natural Area,and Clenndenon Swamp.In other words the political and ATV groups don't care about conservation on the Sproul state Forest. This part of Sproul State forest is within the Pennsylvania Wilds and this ATV connector is not in keeping with the designation. If you have concerns about this feasibility study contact ATVconnect@larsondesigngroup.com or call Chris Keiser Larson Group 570 323 6603.
Peter and Jane Wolfe
6/5/2017 06:39:22 pm
It makes me very sad that politicians and ATV people want to destroy more and more of what is left of Pennsylvania Wild areas. Eventually, we will lose more species of birds, animals, and plants, contaminate water and pollute the air with noise and exhaust, not to mention the accidents and injuries which occur as a result.
9/5/2018 02:39:48 pm
I think this is going to be great for the small towns i ride hatfeild mcoy and inthink we can do it even better in pa. Ride from town to town. This is going to bring large amounts of money and toristisim into the area. Renova should. Come down to trailfeast in gilbert. And look at how its ran amd do the same style event
10/8/2018 12:11:07 pm
I attended a meeting last year at the Alumni Center in Lock Haven campus on the study of a connector road from Whiskey Springs to Bloody Skillet. What news has there been on the completion of this link?
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