Pennsylvania RGS & AWS members and friends,
Increasing management and habitat improvement on the Allegheny National Forest is a key goal of ours in PA. To that end, RGS just submitted comments on a proposed project on the ANF, called Madlick.
Please take a few minutes and submit comments too. We’ve added a template below with key habitat data you can use or copy into your own message.
It always helps to personalize your comments and make it clear why management and habitat matters to you personally.
Mid-Atlantic Forest Conservation Director
Forest Conservation Coordinator
Dear Rob Fallon,
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed Madlick project on the Allegheny National Forest.
I strongly support the Madlick project, as proposed.
The project will improve habitat diversity and quality for a wide range of game and non-game wildlife. It helps balance age classes (old as well as young) and increase structural diversity through active forest management. The project will contribute habitat improvements needed for ruffed grouse, American woodcock, and other wildlife.
I particularly support the following outcomes of the proposed project:
- Creating an additional 1,017 acres (approximately 16% of the National Forest System lands within the project area) of early structural habitat.
- Moving the project area toward Forest Plan goal of balancing age classes.
- Addressing threats to forest stand composition and vigor related to the decline of beech, black cherry, white ash, and hemlock.
- Improving wildlife habitat and enhancing stream corridors.
Thanks again for the opportunity to comment on this important project.