PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT
The management and development team for Terrace Mountain Lodge and Hawn's Bridge Recreation Area 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. Since only 3-4% of the 21,000 acres of land around Raystown Lake is developed, the new recreation area would allow more people to access the lake and learn about the environment.
ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER
The development team plans to create a state-of-the-art environmental learning center on the Hawn's Bridge Peninsula that would be open to the public and available to visitors, local school groups, scouts and other organizations. 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.