Loyalsock State Forest

Loyalsock State Forest

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name = Loyalsock State Forest
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category_local = Pennsylvania State Forest
category_iucn = Managed Resource Protected Area (IUCN VI)



image_caption = Loyalsock State Forest in Sullivan County
etymology_type = Named for
etymology = Loyalsock Creek
country = United States
state = Pennsylvania
region_type = Counties
region = Bradford
region1 = Lycoming
region2 = Sullivan
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established_type = Founded
established = 1929
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established1 = July 1 2005
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map_caption = Location of Loyalsock State Forest in Pennsylvania
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website = [http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/stateforests/loyalsock.aspx Loyalsock State Forest]

Loyalsock State Forest is a Pennsylvania State Forest in Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry District #20. On July 1, 2005, a reorganization of Pennsylvania State Forests in eastern Pennsylvania resulted in the creation of the "Loyalsock State Forest" and the elimination of the name Wyoming State Forest.

The District #20 main office was located in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania in Columbia County in the United States, and is still there as of September 2007. The office will be moved to Sullivan County, perhaps to the village of Hillsgrove.

History

The state forests of Pennsylvania were formed as a direct result of the depletion of the forests of Pennsylvania that took place during the mid to late 1800s. Conservationists like Dr. Joseph Rothrock became concerned that the forests would not regrow if they were not managed properly. Lumber and Iron companies had harvested the old growth forests for various reasons. The clear cut the forests and left behind nothing but dried tree tops and rotting stumps. The sparks of passing steam locomotives ignited wildfires that prevented the formation of second growth forests.

Conservationists feared that the forest would never regrow if there was not a change in the philosophy of forest management. They called for the state to purchase land from the lumber and iron companies and the lumber and iron companies were more than willing to sell their land since that had depleted the natural resources of the forests. cite web |url = http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/stateforests/valleyforgehistory.aspx |title = History of the William Penn State Forest |accessdate = 2007-08-29 |publisher = Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources ] The changes began to take place in 1895 when Dr. Rothrock was appointed the first commissioner of the Pennsylvania Department of Forests and Waters, the forerunner of today's Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a piece of legislation in 1897 that authorized the purchase of "unseated lands for forest reservations." This was the beginning of the State Forest system.

The history of the state forest goes back to 1929, when the Pennsylvania Department of Forests and Waters, a precursor to the modern Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, began purchasing land devastated by logging and wild fire to create Wyoming State Forest. cite web
url = http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/worldsend/worldsend_history.aspx
title = Worlds End State Park: History
accessdate = 2007-08-31
publisher = Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
] The state forest lands in Sullivan county (formerly the Wyoming State Forest) became part of the new Loyalsock State Forest, along with state forest lands in eastern Lycoming County (previously part of Tiadaghton State Forest) and Bradford County (previously part of Tioga State Forest). District #20 covers these three counties since the realignment.

Neighboring State Forest districts

The U.S. state of New York is to the north

*Lackawanna State Forest (east)
*Weiser State Forest (south)
*Tiadaghton State Forest (southwest)
*Tioga State Forest (northwest)

Nearby State Parks

*Worlds End State Park

Attractions

Hiking

*Loyalsock Trail, convert|59.3|mi|km|2 along Loyalsock Creek in Lycoming and Sullivan counties
*Old Loggers Path, a loop of convert|27.8|mi|km|2 in the Pleasant Stream and Rock Run valleys in northeast Lycoming County

Natural and wild areas

*The Devils Elbow Natural Area, convert|404|acre|km2|2 with several small bogs, northern hemlock and hardwood forest
*McIntyre Wild Area, convert|7500|acre|km2|2 with four streams, numerous waterfalls

References

*cite web
url = http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/stateforests/loyalsock.aspx
title = Loyalsock State Forest
accessdate = 2007-09-01
publisher = Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

*cite web
url = http://www.state.pa.us/papower/cwp/view.asp?Q=443999&A=11
title = DCNR REALIGNING FOREST DISTRICTS
accessdate = 2006-07-12
year = 2005
month = June
publisher = Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

*cite web
url = http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/images/district_realignment.gif
title = State Forest Districts
accessdate = 2006-07-12
publisher = Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
"Note: Map showing districts after the July 1, 2005 realignment"
*cite web
url = http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/hiking/index.aspx
title = National & State Forest Hiking Trails
accessdate = 2006-07-14
publisher = Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources


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