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Harvey's Harveyville Woodlot

Huntington Township • (Fee Ownership) 4 Acres

John Harvey can trace his family’s roots back to the 1600s. The Harvey family is featured in the popular 1873 book Historical Sketches of Plymouth, by Hendrick B. Wright. Some of John Harvey’s ancestors died at Valley Forge and at the Battle of Wyoming. From these pioneer settlers in the Wyoming Valley, John has inherited a deep and abiding reverence for the lands that sustain us.

John Harvey is well-known by the staff of the North Branch Land Trust from his welcome visits to share wildlife stories and his special brand of humor. John has donated a very special four-acre family property in Huntington Township, Luzerne County, to North Branch Land Trust.

“The property has been in the Harvey family for centuries, and I wanted to find someone who would take care of it. The Land Trust has been a pleasure to work with over the past few years, and I thought they were a natural for the long-term stewardship of the land,” John Harvey says. Mr. Harvey has also placed a conservation easement on a 52 acre property in Sullivan County.

Although only four acres in size, this property packs a punch with wildlife diversity. It hosts hundreds of plant and animal species. Native trees, shrubs and wildflowers abound and at least 14 species of ferns have been noted, including the very uncommon walking fern. As many as 80 species of birds were observed from the Harvey property, many of the bird species using it as a migratory corridor.

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