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  • Moon Lake is a mountain bikers Heaven in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. This petition is to STOP the harvesting before it begins WHERE THERE IS SINGLETRACK. The trails were made by all volunteers, who spent years making this a mountain biking destination that is now in danger. Our County Commissioners decided to do "Selective Harvesting".

 

This was described as take stewardship of the land and not clear cut , but rather take only selected trees annually. Trees then would be topped and that material used as mulch to create trails in the wooded area where their equipment left ruts. Along the trails there would be exercise stations for use by hikers and bikers. They would clear out dead hard and soft wood trees, clear under trees material , leaves etc. , that would prevent new growth. This would be a yearly process as they would not take all the trees they found beneficial in one year. Cuttings would be a fall activity as , the trees taken would be done when there was less sap involved. The main person I spoke to is an Engineer and a Forrester Graduate of the U. Of Maryland. He also did this work for the Federal government and was in service for 30 years. Google him.. His name is Clarence F. LaMora, Jr. Also, this all would be done at no cost to the county yet the county would get 50% of all profits from the sale of the wood.

 

. Several people in our community have witnessed the damage that heavy machinery does during harvesting including ruts that are waist deep, branches left behind and excessive briars growing in. This has deeply saddened the mountain bike community all around our area. Please sign this petition to save our singletrack and let our County Council know how much we love our singletrack. .

Letter to
Council County Council Member
COUNTY MANAGER Robert C. Lawton
Dear Council members:
Moon Lake is a mountain bikers, hikers Heaven in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, we ask you to please reconsider "Selective Harvesting" at the park, now and in the future.
Several people in our community have witnessed the damage that heavy machinery does during harvesting including ruts that are waist deep, branches left behind and excessive briars growing in. This has deeply saddened the mountain bike community all around our area.
This land was donated to the County by individuals who wanted it preserved and used only for recreation, not greed.
We ride, hike, AND VOTE!