The Lock Haven Authority has made watershed protection and maintenance a long-term goal, and has enlisted both Appalachian Forest Consultants and The Nature Conservancy to help them meet their sustainable goals through the Working Woodlands program. To support this commitment, the City Authority’s woodlands are certified as well-managed by the Rainforest Alliance in accordance with the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C0000000).
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The 2014 watershed Forest Management Plan is a guide to help them achieve these goals. Of the nearly 5300 acres of watershed property owned by the City Authority, 896 acres are preserved streamside management zones and an additional 501 acres are designated as high conservation value zones, both designated to protect water quality and forest health. The managed forest areas are
- DMAP permits apply inside the three largest red outlined City-Authority properties on the attached map. For a more detailed map of each of the three areas, refer to the three management zone maps above.