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Lukens Meadow

Lukens Meadow

Completed in 2008, this Conservancy-funded project restored approximately 2,000 square feet of affected wet meadow at Lukens Lake, a popular hiking destination about a mile off the Tioga Road. Wilderness character was enhanced, and hydrological processes were restored by removing human-caused impacts, such as social trails. The project redirected foot traffic from the meadow to a pre-existing forest trail and restored nearly 3,000 square feet of bare ground at the far end of the lake.

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