Consol deal opens more land for recreation
MOOREFIELD – A recent agreement between CONSOL Energy Inc. and the ODNR Division of Wildlife is great news for outdoor enthusiasts.
The agreement property straddling the Harrison and Belmont county lines opens 1,500 acres of land for public use. The addition sits adjacent to the 3,500-acre Jockey Hollow Wildlife Area. This news follows another agreement where CONSOL Energy opened the 4,200-acre Powhatan Point Wildlife Area in Monroe County for public use.
As part of the agreement, Division of Wildlife will assume partial responsibility for the property, including enforcement of hunting regulations, other wildlife protection, illegal dumping, and off-road vehicle use.
Division of Wildlife personnel has erected signage indicating new property boundaries.
A free, revised map of the Jockey Hollow Wildlife Area is available online at www.wildohio.com or by calling 1-800-WILDLIFE. The map offers such information as public access points, habitat descriptions, and parking areas.
“CONSOL Energy is extremely pleased to enroll an additional 1,500 acres into the Ohio Department of Natural Resources CO-OP Program,” said Tim Schivley, Manager of Rental Properties, CONSOL Land. “This will provide areas for public recreation while keeping with CONSOL Energy’s corporate policy to manage its properties to enhance public use and increase wildlife habitat.”
More details of the new addition adjacent to the Jockey Hollow Wildlife Area are featured in this weeks print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.