ANF Jakes Rocks Meeting

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6 years 7 months ago #43631 by twright
twright replied the topic: Re: ANF Jakes Rocks Meeting
Just got back from Warren and have some new info... things are very promising, ,this coming from our IMBA regional director who had a meeting today with the people in power .... the general gist of it all...the nepa hurtles are planned to be handled. so no worries there.....

the next hurtle.. the money.... the main portion of money is being asked for by the largest stakeholder..its likely to be considered a high priority project.......the most realistic time frame would be start construction in Spring 2015.... and it's conceivable that this first phase (the trails up around Jake's Rocks--- about 18 miles) could be completed in the one build season.. mechanized,, with some hand finishing... this phase would include a trail down to one of the camp grounds,, ,, but can't recall which one.. perhaps too much beverage impeded my listening skills....

It appears that certain influential folks within PA and agencies are showing support and interest in the project..

so ... the way I look at it is that I have two summers. 2013 and 2014,, to crank out as much single track at HHE, Hatch Run, and ASP that I can.. before spending time hand tweaking tread at Jake's Rocks in 2015....

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6 years 11 months ago #43008 by twright
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there is still hope,, this is what I got from Julie Moyer this am.

Even though the Southern Allegheny Reservoir Enhancement Project was cancelled (due to the sheer size of the proposed actions and the lack of Forest Service personnel to adequately plan the project), the Jakes Rocks Epic Mountain Trail Project is still active.



PKP, Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry, Warren Times Observer and the Forest Service are working with University of Pittsburgh @ Bradford, Clarion and Indiana Universities to provide student interns to complete the biological, botany and archaeological surveys the field season of 2013. Once those agreements with the universities are ratified, we will place the project on the SOPA (Schedule of Proposed Actions) list. PKP is still actively trying to raise funds to support the environmental analysis (NEPA) portion of the project which will most likely be completed through a private contractor.



We are all disappointed with the project delays, but lack of government appropriated funds, makes it necessary to work through partners to get projects completed and it definitely takes time.



Thanks for your interest in the project!

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6 years 11 months ago - 6 years 11 months ago #43006 by fat guy
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From the Facebook from a cyclist who is also President of the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry:

" I believe you have misinterpreted this report. the project is moving forward in collaboration with pitt-bradford, clarion and indiana universities...perhaps not on the list of ANF specific projects. This is a live project and will continue as such"

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6 years 11 months ago #43005 by pmac225
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Bummer!

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6 years 11 months ago #43004 by twright
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too pissed to comment.

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6 years 11 months ago #43003 by fat guy
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Flood Judy Moyer's office with phone calls tomorrow and ask her.

Julie Moyer
814-363-6089
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