Sullivan County

Harvey

Colley Township • 52 Acres

The Harvey property consists of 52.087 acres more or less to be placed under conservation easement with the North Branch Land Trust. The Property is located in Colley Township, in the northwestern part of Sullivan County. The Property is located approximately one mile west of McCarroll Corner along State Route 1002 (Dutch Mt. Road) in Colley Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania.

The Property is primarily forested with mature hardwoods. Many of the trees are in excess of one hundred years of age. Also occurring within the wooded areas are spring seeps, streams, vernal pools and riparian forest edge. The Property is surrounded by 8,144.27 acres of State Game Land #66 on the northwest, southwest, south and southeast boundaries.

The pond provides breeding habitat for dragonfly species. Ruby meadowhawk, yellow-legged meadowhawk and common green darner were among the dragonfly species observed here. Butterflies like orange sulphur and clouded sulphur were observed extracting minerals at the water edge of the pond. Spring peepers and northern green frogs were also found along the pond. Two animal Species of Special Concern, river otter and great blue heron were observed feeding in the pond by Mr. Harvey.

The mature forest woodlot located throughout the Harvey Property offers nesting habitat for high tree canopy bird species. Birds found here include white-breasted nuthatch, Baltimore oriole and yellow-rumped warbler, red squirrel and Eastern chipmunk are abundant here. A large population of red-backed salamanders was found under cover objects on the forest floor. Evidence of black bear, eastern coyote and white-tail deer were found throughout the forest and the grass lanes. Northern goshawk and bobcat which happen to be Species of Special Concern were observed hunting in these woodlands.

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