PGC applauds pending tansfer of Rockview property to state game land system
Commission Executive Director Carl Roe today applauded Gov. Edward
G. Rendell, Rep. Michael Hanna (D-76), Rep. Kerry Benninghoff
(R-171) and Sen. Jake Corman (R-34) for enactment of legislation to
transfer more than 1,200 acres of state-owned property, presently
part of Rockview State Correctional Institution in Centre County,
to the agency’s State Game Lands system.
Gov. Rendell today signed into law
House Bill 1890, sponsored by Rep.
“This is great news
for those interested in securing public lands that will be managed
by the Game Commission for wildlife habitats, as well as public
hunting and trapping,” Roe said.
“However, it is important for the
public to remember that this property still is under the Department
of Corrections oversight, and will not be open for public use until
the deed transfer has been finalized.
“This property has
been part of the Department of Corrections since the 1920s, and has
been closed to the public. We ask for patience for a few more
months until the transfer is complete, at which time we will
certainly be making a public
House Bill 1890 was
approved by a vote of 199-1 in the House on June 30, and was
unanimous in the Senate on July 3.