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28 Jun, 2017, 12:06 ET Wolf Administration Announces TreeVitalize Grants Available

Applications are being accepted for grants to help restore tree cover across Pennsylvania, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources...


28 Jun, 2017, 10:50 ET Wolf Administration Announces Surveys Offering Public a Voice in Charting Path for State Parks of the Future

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced that a strategic plan for Pennsylvania's state...


20 Jun, 2017, 16:24 ET Wolf Administration Official Announces Grants Available for Protecting Non-Game Species, Native Plants and Habitat

Applications are being accepted for grants to protect Pennsylvania's non-game animals, native plants and their habitat. For more than...


15 Jun, 2017, 09:09 ET Pennsylvania State Forests, Parks Again Enrolled in Deer Management Assistance Program; Permits Go on Sale Monday, June 19

Offering white-tailed deer hunters more hunting opportunities across Pennsylvania, state forestlands and state parks again are...


09 Jun, 2017, 12:00 ET Wolf Administration Dedicates Restored Dam, Gatehouse at Pymatuning State Park, Crawford County

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today joined other state officials and Bureau of State Parks...


07 Jun, 2017, 12:30 ET Wolf Administration Officials Join Schuylkill River Supporters in Marking PA Rivers Month, Paddling the Schuylkill

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn and Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie S. Richards today...


02 Jun, 2017, 09:30 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Secretary Says Plans Already Underway to Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change on Public Lands

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn released the following statement related to the Trump Administration's...


01 Jun, 2017, 10:00 ET PA Wolf Administration Officials Celebrate Montour Trail as Trail of Year with Ribbon Cutting, Ground Breaking for New Segments

To celebrate the Montour Trail in Allegheny and Washington counties as the state's 2017 Trail of the Year, Wolf Administration officials...


25 May, 2017, 15:00 ET DCNR Secretary, Indian Creek Valley ATV Club Officials Dedicate Club's Land Acquisition in Fayette County

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today joined Indian Creek Valley ATV Club officials and members in a...


24 May, 2017, 14:34 ET Holiday Weekend Offering Great Opportunity to Hike Pennsylvania Trails and Walkways and Mark Hiking Week 2017

New and experienced hikers can again pick their pace and path through Pennsylvania's bountiful outdoors in more than 50 hikes planned across the...


22 May, 2017, 16:01 ET Governor Wolf Honors Bureau of Forestry Wildfire Fighters For Excellence in Combatting 16 Mile Fire in Northeast Pennsylvania

Governor Tom Wolf today presented Governor's Awards for Excellence to 10 state Bureau of Forestry wildfire fighters for their role in combatting a...


19 May, 2017, 10:00 ET Cherry Springs State Park Expands Efforts to Ensure Greater Visitor Experience During Dark Sky Programs

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources today announced it continues to implement changes at the park designed to preserve...


18 May, 2017, 11:00 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Officials, Supporters of Shikellamy State Park Dedicate Key Land Acquisitions in Union County

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today joined local and other state officials, and supporters of...


17 May, 2017, 13:56 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Secretary Says House Republican Budget Proposal Would Impact Capability, Efficiency of Agency

In a letter to the chairs of the House and Senate Environmental Resources and Energy committees, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources...


05 May, 2017, 12:53 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Designates Dead Man's Hollow in Allegheny County as Wild Plant Sanctuary

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources today announced the designation of a new Wild Plant Sanctuary in the boroughs of...


03 May, 2017, 14:09 ET Pennsylvania DCNR to Begin Spraying Forests in Gypsy Moth Suppression Effort

The State Bureau of Forestry soon will begin aerial spraying of forestlands to combat gypsy moth populations poised for spring outbreaks in the...


28 Apr, 2017, 14:01 ET DCNR, Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps Plant Trees Along Creek at Laurel Hill State Park for Arbor Day

To celebrate Arbor Day, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today joined young adults participating in the...


21 Apr, 2017, 13:30 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Secretary Visits Renovo to Learn Plans for River Access to West Branch of the Susquehanna

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today visited Renovo in the Pennsylvania Wilds to learn about...


20 Apr, 2017, 11:52 ET Wolf Administration Highlights Stream Buffers for Role in Protecting Pennsylvania Water Quality

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn and Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today joined...


14 Apr, 2017, 12:00 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Warning Anglers, Others of High Woodland Fire Danger

With the approach of Pennsylvania's traditional statewide trout season opener on Saturday, April 15, and weather conditions that keep firefighters...


13 Apr, 2017, 11:47 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Officials Planning Prescribed Burns in State Parks, Forestlands

When weather conditions permit, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will be conducting prescribed fires on selected state forests...


05 Apr, 2017, 13:13 ET Pennsylvania Wolf Administration Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking For Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Bridge

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today joined Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie S. Richards,...


28 Mar, 2017, 12:30 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Secretary Names The Watershed Farm 2017 Green Park Award Winner

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced The Watershed Farm in Westmoreland County is the...


27 Mar, 2017, 14:00 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Officials, Educators and Students Launch 'Think Outside' Initiative at State Parks, Forests

Addressing educators and students at a state park near Carlisle, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today...


21 Mar, 2017, 12:36 ET New Season Bringing More 'Smoke-Free Beaches' To Pennsylvania State Parks

Visitors to state parks this upcoming summer season will find more swimming beaches designated as "smoke free" at the 121 state parks across the...