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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 96-1749


Pennsylvania Wetland Replacement Project; Project No. S1:01

[26 Pa.B. 5054]

   Project No. S1:01:  Wetland Restoration Site/J. M. Steward's Woodcock Hollow Farm

   This registry property is located in Penn Township, Huntingdon County, in Subbasin 11 D, 1.5 miles north of Marklesburg on Route 26 (Williamsburg, PA Quadrangle, N:  4.8 inches, W:  2.8 inches). The project will result in 1 acre of emergent wetlands with a scrub/shrub fringe and is part of a larger 5 acre woodcock habitat area on this 70-acre farm. The farm is located adjacent to Raystown Army Corps of Engineers property that is managed by Game Commission for wildlife.

   The project includes construction of two dikes, each with an emergency spillway and a water control structure. Using the water control structures, the height of the water will be adjusted to favor the growth of food and cover for wildlife. Upon completion, 25% (pool area) will be 2 to 3 feet deep; another 25% of emergent wetland will be covered with 1 foot of water, with the remaining area having less than 1 foot of water. After the construction this fall, the banks on dike and perimeter areas will be well stabilized, seeded and mulched. All other disturbed areas adjacent to water line will be seeded to rye or wheat. Natural wetland vegetation in the adjacent area will spread into the new emergent area. In the spring, dogwood and alders will also be planted. This 1 acre emergent wetland will be surrounded by four additional acres of wildlife habitat. Switch grass and other warm season grasses will be planted in the spring in adjacent upland areas. Hawthorne and crabapple trees have been planted on the hillside. The upland ridge area was planted with pines spring of 1996. Additional fir, pine and spruce seedlings will be planted next spring.

   Partners in the project include:  Department of Environmental Protection, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Game Commission; Natural Resources Conservation Service; Huntingdon County Conservation District; Southern Alleghenies RC&D; U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Baltimore); and the Ruffed Grouse Society.

   For further information contact:  Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Dams, Waterways and Wetlands, Division of Wetlands Protection, 400 Market Street, 6th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P. O. Box 8554, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8554, (717) 787-6827.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 96-1749. Filed for public inspection October 18, 1996, 9:00 a.m.]

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