Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Preservation of the Cheat Three Tooth Snail

NOTICE: The program entitled "The Preservation of the Cheat Three Tooth Snail in the Cheat Canyon" will take place on Monday, June 28th at 10:30 am. This will be held in Room 320 of Percival Hall, Evansdale Campus of West Virginia University. Presentations by the Cheat Lake Environment & Recreation Association (CLEAR) and by the Copperhead Consulting Group will be made. Representatives of the current
owner of Cheat Canyon forest lands will be present to answer questions, i.e. the Allegheny Forestlands, LLC

NOTE: This meeting represents an update and report of the activities under Consent Agreement 1:05-CV-61 FPS, US District Court, Northern District of West Virginia, of February 5, 2007. This agreement involved Plaintiffs CLEAR, the Friends of Blackwater, and the WV Chapter of the Sierra Club. The original Defendant was Allegheny Wood Products, Inc. who sold their forest land interests in the Cheat Canyon on March 27, 2009. The Copperhead Consulting group has completed the delineation of actual and potential habitat for the Cheat three-tooth snail in Areas 1, 2 and 3 on the north side (river-right) and recently for Area 4 on the south side (river-left). Logging was completed by Allegheny Wood Products last year for the north side and no logging is currently planned for the southside. A northern segment of the Allegheny Trail passes thru the north Areas 1, 2, and 3, but is closed to the public.

Duane Nichols, CLEAR.

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