|Bellefonte, PA - The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) seeks private landowners for public fishing access easements in Blair and Huntingdon counties. Acquisition of public access easements is part of the agency’s strategy to improve public fishing areas and ensure that the public has access to these opportunities in perpetuity.
A public fishing easement is a voluntary and permanent legal contract between the landowner and the Fish and Boat Commission. The easement provides a 35 foot corridor along a stream bank that allows the public to wade in or walk along the stream bank for the purpose of fishing. The landowner receives payment and in return, the landowner agrees to allow access for public fishing and Commission activities along a stream corridor. The landowner continues to own and control the land.
Landowners must own stream frontage within the project area of the Little Juniata River, Juniata River and the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River in Blair and Huntingdon counties. The program is provided by the PFBC, Little Juniata River Association and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
Landowners interested in entering into a public fishing easement with the Fish and Boat Commission should call Jackie Kramer at 717-705-7845 for more information.
The mission of the Fish and Boat Commission is to protect, conserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s aquatic resources and provide fishing and boating opportunities. For more information about fishing and boating in Pennsylvania, please visit our website at www.fishandboat.com.
Spring Reilly, Regional Outreach & Education Coordinator