Forty acres of land are now undergoing a time of restoration after having been logged, and with over-browsing by the local deer herd.
Opening fence access: In July, 2010, John Deckard and PA state forester, Gerald Hoy, opened the entrance fence to explore the deer fenced area and check out the effects of forest growth, after there has been four years without deer browsing. New growth of the area made walking through very difficult. Each year almost one hundred new trees are planted by conservancy volunteers, to add to the reforestation effort.
The cost of this, $13,000, has been shared by our conservancy and the Pennsylvania Department of Forestry. The fence will remain in place for a period of five to seven years, then be moved to another location on the property.