Thursday, January 12, 2012


Bradford, PA. – The Bradford Ranger District of the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) is evaluating a request for a Special Use authorization from Utica Resources, Inc., for access by two roads to a privately held mineral estate on Lot 769. The project is located within Lots 543 and 544, Watson Township, Warren County.  The request includes: (a) the use and maintenance of one existing non-system road (approximately 2,160 feet by 20 feet), and (b) the use, and maintenance of a newly constructed non-system road (approx. 160 feet by 20 feet). A map of the proposal is available from the Bradford Ranger District and is on the Allegheny National Forest website at . The Special Use would occur in Management Area 3.0, which allows Special Use authorizations under the 2007 Land and Resource Management Plan.

The decision to be made is whether or not to authorize a Special Use Permit for the road use and maintenance by Utica Resources, Inc. Site-specific comments regarding this proposal may be sent by mail to Utica Resources, Inc., Road Special Use Proposal, ATTN: District Ranger Macario J. Herrera, 29 Forest Service Dr., Bradford, PA 16701. Submit email comments to . Please include the project name in the subject line (“Utica Resources, Inc., Road Special Use Proposal”) and your name and mailing address in the message. Comments may be provided personally to the Bradford Ranger District office, and by telephone to Bradford District Planning Team Leader Steve Dowlan at (814) 363-6012, or by fax at (814) 362-2761. Business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Comments received, including names and addresses of those who comment, will be part of the public record. Comments submitted anonymously will be accepted and considered. All comments should be received or postmarked no later than January 27, 2012, and a decision from the Bradford District Ranger is expected shortly thereafter. Additional questions may be directed to Steve Dowlan at (814) 363-6012.

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