PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT
The management and development team for Terrace Mountain Lodge, to be built on private property, are committed to protecting the environment on all property and using eco-friendly methods for power generation, waste disposal, building materials and supplies. The team plans to build, restore and enhance hiking and biking trails, provide habitats for birds and bats according to the standards of respected conservation authorities, and work with environmentalists to ensure land uses respect the environment.
Juniata College, which has a stellar environmental studies program and operates a research station on Raystown Lake, has agreed to be involved in the environmental oversight of the project when it moves forward. The US Army Corps of Engineers will provide guidance on all environmental issues on USACE managed land, from land use to wildlife management. If we are able to get some access to Raystown Lake through the USACE managed lands on parcel #5303, we hope to have some day-use recreational activities open to the public.
The development team plans to create educational programs at the lodge to help visitors, locals and families learn more about the forests, aquatic life and wildlife in the area. We want to have a youth camp on our private property to encourage more children to experience the great outdoors. Goals include offering programs for children and adults on animals, birds, and habitats of the region, as well as providing information on the settlers and original Native American inhabitants. The Terrace Mountain Lodge development team plans to partner with Juniata College on planning center programming and for guidance on environmental concerns.
The Terrace Mountain Lodge project team is committed to protecting the environment.
The team plans to build, restore and enhance hiking and biking trails, provide habitats for birds and bats according to the standards of respected conservation authorities, and work with environmentalists to ensure land uses respect the environment. Our goal is also to make more areas around Raystown Lake accessible to those with disabilities and to children and their parents.