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Cumberland Mayor And City Council Receive Propsed Timber Management Plan

August 22nd, 2011 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Mayor and City Council last week received an overview of a proposed timber management plan for the Evitts Creek watershed. It is something the city has been looking into since a deal with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy to sell land adjacent to Lakes Koon and Gordon fell apart earlier this year. Paul Eriksson, a natural resource technician, explained that some timber management of the Evitts watershed would be good for its sustainability. He suggested that money from the timber sales could go toward hiring a consultant for a resource management plan and possibly more staff to work on managing the land. Councilman Harold “Butch” Hendershot said that given the difficult fiscal situation the city is facing, a new stream of revenue via timbering would be a welcome relief…

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