Pennsylvania lake to return to black duck haven

Ducks Unlimited is working with the Pennsylvania Game Commission to enhance a 90-acre wetland in State Game Lands 66 in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania. This acre was historically known to support American black ducks throughout their lifecycle.

Shumans Lake was originally constructed and managed to support waterfowl habitat. Over time, the water-control structures deteriorated and beavers dammed the breeched levee. With water levels not adequately controlled, favorable vegetation couldn't survive.

Ducks Unlimited will work with the game commission to rebuild the water-control structure. The primary goal of this wetland enhancement is to increase management capabilities and improve wetland quality.

March 2016