Tuesday, September 25, 2012
CONSOL Energy, Inc. and ODNR Partnership Leads to 1,500 Acres for Recreation
FLUSHING AND MOOREFIELD TOWNSHIPS, OH - 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.
"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."
"CONSOL Energy really stepped up to the plate once again for outdoor enthusiasts," said Scott Peters, wildlife management supervisor for Division of Wildlife in Akron. "We are delighted to announce that the property will open to the public on September 29th of this year, just in time for the opening of Ohio's deer archery season," noted Peters.
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 Inc. (NYSE: CNX) is a Pittsburgh-based producer of coal and natural gas. It has 12 bituminous coal mining complexes in four states and reports proven and probable coal reserves of 4.5 billion tons. The company's premium Appalachian coals are sold worldwide to electricity generators and steelmakers. In natural gas, CONSOL has transformed itself from a pure-play coalbed methane producer to a full-fledged exploration and production company. The company is a leading producer in the Marcellus Shale, has an active exploration program in the Utica Shale and has proved natural gas reserves of over 3.7 trillion cubic feet. Operational safety is the company's top core value and CONSOL boasts a record of almost two times better than the industry average for underground bituminous coal mines. In 2011, the company recorded its best safety record since it was founded in 1864. CONSOL Energy is a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 Equity Index and the Fortune 500. Additional information about CONSOL Energy can be found at its web site: www.consolenergy.com
For more information about public areas and wildlife-related recreation in Ohio, visit www.wildohio.com