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House Dems, Environmentalists Seek to Block Drilling in Loyalsock State Forest

State House Democrats and environmental advocates are asking the Corbett administration to block natural gas drilling in a state forest that straddles three counties in the thick of Marcellus shale country.

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Driller Offered $15 M for Access to Loyalsock State Forest

Anadarko Petroleum offered the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources $15 million for surface use to a section of the Loyalsock State Forest known as the Old Logger's Path. Environmental groups argue that a rare legal clause gives the state the right to deny drillers access to the 18,000 acre portion of the forest.

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Shale Site Invites Outdoor Enthusiasts to Collect Data on Gas Impacts on Forests

Hikers, mountain bikers and other outdoor enthusiasts who spend time in the woods are being asked to document what impacts they're s

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Northern Forests Have Expanded, But They've Reached 'A Certain Age'

Forest land in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York and 17 other northern states has expanded during the last century.

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Vanishing Tonewoods: High End Guitar Makers Go Green

For decades, several tree species have provided acoustic guitarists and makers of high-end instruments with the perfect musical tone. But with just 20 percent of the world's intact forest remaining, the oldest trees that produce these "traditional tonewoods" are vanishing fast. Some guitar manufacturers are tuning up their eco-friendly practices to keep their businesses healthy over the long haul.

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Timbre Among the Timber

Recently on The Allegheny Front, we've been considering the health and future of our forests.

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Valuable Black Cherry Trees To Take Hit Under Climate Change

Black cherry, hemlock, and some oak tree species' will likely be diminished in our region under climate change scenarios predicted

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The Allegheny Front Rewind: A Second Act for Deer and Pennsylvania's Forests

The week after Thanksgiving is the first week of rifle hunting season for deer in Pennsylvania.

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What Makes a Healthy Forest: An Interview with Jeff Wagner

Today's forests face more challenges than ever before.

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Zipline Through A Forest Near You

The Allegheny Front's been covering forests this fall in reporting.

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