PGC approves land deals to grow state game land system

Harrisburg — The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today
approved a donation from the Sandy Ridge Wind LLC of a seven-acre
tract of land in Snyder Township, Blair County, adjoining State
Game Land 158.

The property borders Route 453 and this acquisition will secure
access through an existing access road to portions of SGLs 158 and
60. The property is forested with northern hardwood in pole to
young saw timber. The previous owners reserved the subsurface oil,
mineral and gas rights, without the right to ingress and
egress.

Sandy Ridge Wind will retain a non-exclusive access easement
over the property with rights for ingress, egress and regress on,
over, across and through the property to their adjacent wind farm
facility.

The Board also approved a donation from Jeffrey K. Young, of
Bradford, of a .53-acre tract of land in Eldred Township, McKean
County, adjoining SGL 301. The tract is forested with aspen, maple,
silky dogwood and arrowwood. The property lies north of Larabee and
west of Township Road T-386, known as Larabee Road. The owner
excepts and reserves all oil and gas rights, together with the
right to explore for, produce and remove said oil and gas,
providing that no surface use occurs by way of the exploration,
development, storage production and/or removal of oil and gas.

Finally, the Board approved the purchase of a 37.5-acre tract of
land in Eldred Township, McKean County, adjoining SGL 301, from
Land Management Systems Inc., for $400 per acre. Of the tract, 15
acres is forested with silver maple and swamp white oak and has
willows, arrowwood and alders in the understory.

There is one acre of reverting old fields and another one acre
of grassland. The remainder of the property is comprised of
wetlands and riparian habitat associated with the Allegheny River
that borders the property on the southwest corner. The property
lies north of Larabee and west of State Route 446 and Township Road
T-386, known as Larabee Road.

Land Management Systems excepts and reserves all oil and gas
rights, together with the right to explore for, produce and remove
said oil and gas, providing that no surface use occurs by way of
the exploration, development, storage production and/or removal of
oil and gas.

Categories: Pennsylvania – Jeff Mulhollem

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