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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

SGL 87 Grows By More Than 9,000 Acres in Clearfield County; Game Commission Protects 172 Acres in Carbon County; Land Exchange in Cambria County Secures Access to SGL 198; Four Agreements Provide Much-Needed Revenues to Agency | SYS-CON MEDIA

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today - in one of the largest land purchases in agency history - approved the purchase of 9,306 acres in Bell and Greenwood townships, Clearfield County, adjoining State Game Land 87, from RLF Deemer Properties LLC, for a lump sum payment of $5,583,600. The payment will be made using funds by third-party commitments for compensation of habitat and recreational losses from previously-approved Board actions on oil/gas and mineral recovery leases.

"Acquisition of this more than 14-square-mile property helps fulfill the Game Commission's mission of protecting wildlife habitats for current and future generations," said Bill Capouillez, Game Commission Bureau of Wildlife Habitat Management director. "A purchase of this size is virtually unheard of these days anywhere within Pennsylvania, and certainly exemplifies the Game Commission's efforts to provide a legacy for future generations to enjoy hunting and trapping opportunities, while helping to secure viable wildlife populations for years to come.
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