Jackson Township is hopeful thinning out some of its forestland will earn the community some green.

The township has agreed with Ebensburg-based American Forestry Consultants to survey nearly 200 acres of township property, including land near Loraine Park, for selective timbering.

Eventual timbering at Loraine Park will clear the way for a small park expansion that would include a fishing pond, township Manager Dave Hirko said.

“This would be the largest amount of timbering we’ve done here in a long time,” Hirko said.

Township officials were hesitant to speculate on how much revenue the task would bring, although Hirko said a five-figure payout was realistic.

To read stories in their entirety, visit one of these links:

Click here to subscribe to The Tribune-Democrat print edition.

Click here to subscribe to The Tribune-Democrat e-edition.

Trending Video

Recommended for you