Allegheny National Park ???
Recently a group came to allot of our areas attention. The Allegheny National Park Campaign. This group was formed sometime in 2017, with the idea of converting a large part of our area in to a National Park. In their minds they believe it will be the savior of the area. It seems the point person has roots in Warren County, and believes that this will bring so much additional tourism to the local economy, that it would change the place forever.
Their plans, which seem to change constantly, impact the entire region, to include, Warren, Crawford, Venango, Forest, Clarion, Elk, And McKean counties, as well as New York counties.
They believe much of the Allegheny National Forest, Oil Creek, Clear Creek, Cooks Forest, and other areas should be designated as a NATIONAL PARK, similar to Yosemite or Yellowstone. This would bring strict limitations to use, impacting and prohibiting many of the activities we enjoy.
Several people within the area, including myself have gotten into conversations with them, but as soon as you bring any opposition, the post will be deleted. I have also been blocked from commenting on their page. Note - I have never been offensive or out of line
I have only been directly connected to the area for 4 years now. I own property, I pay taxes, I live here 50% of the year, and visit as much as possible the rest and I love it.
I contribute to the local economy as much as i can. I shop at the local hardwares, the local markets. I eat at the local restaurants, and fish and hunt the local woods.
I enjoy the forest for what it is, but most of all I enjoy the people I have met since arriving here.
From Cougar Bobs, to the Shaw House and Blue Jay, from George’s to Hallers to the Leeper Market, from Hickory Creek Outdoors to Abe’s. The people of this area make the area, whether visitors, full-time or part time residents. We are the area, and majority are open to visitors.
I am strongly opposed to any designated National Park status whatsoever, the National Forest is just fine, but I also know there are official paths to be followed.
I want this group be a place for the entire area to come together and share opinions, beliefs, news or info of any sort, so if and when the time comes we are educated.
You can try to follow the Allegheny National Park Campaign Group, but be careful what you say or question. This group,has structured a proposed basicall eminating ame any outdoor activities as we know it of the forest
PLEASE JOIN OUR group NO Allegheny National Park on Facebook
Last edited by RTH; 03-06-2018 at 09:57 PM.