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Clear Creek State Forest Advisories

Gas Well Plugging Project at Callen Run Tract

A gas well plugging project began June 28, 2021 on the Callen Run Tract in Jefferson County.

Seneca Resources Corporation will be plugging four shallow gas wells this year and reclaiming the well site with a native seed mix specified by DCNR’s Bureau of Forestry.

An intermittent increase in heavy truck traffic can be anticipated on Spring Creek, McNeil Station, and Clear Run roads.

Firewood Permits Available By Phone

It is preferred that firewood permits are obtained by phone at this time. To prevent delays in processing, please call the Clear Creek Forest District office a week in advance at 814-226-1901.

Chronic Wasting Disease

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), which is an always fatal disease to deer and elk, has been detected in all or portions of the Clear Creek State Forest.

Hunters should be aware of special rules and regulations that apply to deer harvested within the Disease Management Area (DMA). It is recommended that those deer be tested for the disease.

Additional information about CWD can be found at the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture websites. In addition, the Pennsylvania Game Commission provides information about deer processors (PDF) in the DMA.

Don’t Move Firewood

To help protect the forest from invasive insects that can kill trees and devastate the ecosystem, please do not transport firewood over long distances. Firewood can harbor insects such as emerald ash borer. Cut or purchase your firewood where you intend to burn it.