Mother Nature Extends Her Peace Offering – Nice Weather
Published: May 12th, 2011
By: Bob McNitt

Mother Nature extends her peace offering – nice weather

Much to everyone’s relief and delight, Mother Nature finally decided to reward our recent foul weather suffering with some truly gorgeous springtime weather conditions. About the only complaints might be from allergy sufferers faced with high levels of various spoors and molds brought on by an extremely wet April.

Trout streams are gradually returning to fishable levels, but it may be a couple more weeks before the tributaries to the Susquehanna are low and clear enough to fish effectively. That’s assuming we get more normal rainfall and temperatures in the coming weeks.

Turkey hunting seems to be steadily improving after a very rough start.

Hunt’s Pond unit has now gone full circle

I recall my initial trip to Hunt’s Pond. I don’t remember the year, but I was in elementary school. My dad rented a rowboat from Mr. Hunt, the owner at that time, and we spent the afternoon catching mostly bullheads and pickerel. The fact it was a large privately owned pond fascinated me since most waters that size weren’t privately owned.

Since the state purchased the pond in 1962 and the 1,147 acres of forestlands nearby, Hunt’s Pond has seen itself shuffled from one agency’s stewardship to another as budget cuts required. First it fell under Lands and Forest, then Parks and Recreation. Now it has gone full circle, once again falling under the DEC’s Div. of Lands and Forests as a state forest. The DEC is planning on presenting a Unit Management Plan (UMP) for review sometime this winter that will help guide usage of Chenango County’s newest state forest unit. state forest lands are managed for different purposes than state parks. State forests provide the public with a less-developed, more-primitive form of outdoor recreation.

Kudos To Friends of Rogers

Congratulations are due to Friends of Rogers and all the volunteers that made this year’s Earth Fest a success. It’s indeed sad that the DEC (actually the Div. of Budget) chose to close the facility, in the process probably saving barely the amount to keep our Albany politicians’ staff and perks intact for a month.


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