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Feb 10, 2016, 11:34 ET

Pennsylvania DCNR Names New Director of the Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey; Appointee Gale Blackmer a 16-Year Department Employee

 Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today applauded the appointment of Gale Blackmer as director of...

Feb 02, 2016, 12:07 ET

Washington Crossing in Bucks County Added to Pennsylvania State Park System

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced that Pennsylvania now has 121 state parks with the...

Jan 19, 2016, 13:11 ET

Pennsylvania DCNR Names New Director of the Bureau of State Parks; Appointee John Hallas Served as Assistant Director the Past Three Years

 Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced Bureau of State Parks Assistant Director John...

Jan 14, 2016, 13:18 ET

Susquehanna North Branch Named Pennsylvania River of the Year

 Steeped in historical and recreational value, the freeflowing Susquehanna River North Branch in northeastern Pennsylvania has been voted...

Jan 07, 2016, 11:08 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: Creating vibrant economies and healthy citizens through conservation

Some of the country's biggest cities, like Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, and Pennsylvania's small towns like Confluence in the southwest, Ridgway in...

Jan 06, 2016, 12:51 ET

DCNR to Share Information on Denton Hill State Park Study at Open House in January

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of State Parks Director John Hallas today announced that the department will hold a public...

Dec 28, 2015, 10:56 ET

State Park First Day Hikes Offering Invigorating Start to New Year

To promote a healthy start to the new year, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will sponsor free, guided hikes in 23 state...

Dec 10, 2015, 15:12 ET

Pennsylvania DCNR Watershed Education Program Has New Website, Water Quality Database

 Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced that improvements are being made to its Watershed...

Nov 23, 2015, 15:32 ET

Pennsylvania DCNR's Interactive Website Offering Hunters Wealth of Information

Timed for Monday's opening of Pennsylvania's traditional deer season, the state Bureau of Forestry is offering a revamped, interactive website...

Nov 13, 2015, 20:00 ET

Voting Begins for Pennsylvania's 2016 River of the Year

The public is invited to again vote online for the 2016 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among five waterways nominated across the...

Nov 12, 2015, 16:00 ET

DCNR Plans Final Public Meeting, Extends Public Comment Period on Draft State Forest Management Plan

The Conservation & Natural Resources Advisory Council will sponsor the last of 12 statewide meetings held by the state Bureau of Forestry to...

Nov 02, 2015, 13:08 ET

Independent Review Hails Management of Pennsylvania's State Forests

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today released results of an independent review team's annual...

Oct 26, 2015, 13:56 ET

Pennsylvania DCNR Plans White-water Release Into Bucks County's Tohickon Creek for Boating Enthusiasts

 White-water boating enthusiasts will once again converge on Bucks County's Tohickon Creek Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7-8, when the Department...

Oct 26, 2015, 13:15 ET

Nominations Being Accepted for 2016 Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee

 The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is accepting nominations for six open positions on the 2016 Pennsylvania Trails...

Oct 22, 2015, 15:54 ET

Nominations Being Accepted for 2016 Trail of the Year in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvanians are being asked to nominate their favorite trail for 2016 Trail of the Year honors, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources...

Sep 30, 2015, 12:38 ET

2016 'River of the Year' Nominations Now Being Sought

 Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations are invited to nominate waterways for consideration as the "2016 Pennsylvania River of the Year," it was...

Sep 29, 2015, 12:50 ET

DCNR, DEP Increasing Efforts to Monitor Seismic Activity in Pennsylvania

 Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced that the department, in partnership with...

Sep 24, 2015, 15:15 ET

Maurice K. Goddard State Park Trail Named in Honor Of First Pennsylvania DCNR Secretary, John C. Oliver

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

Sep 24, 2015, 13:40 ET

DCNR Plans Series of Public Meetings To Review Draft State Forest Management Plan

A series of 12 statewide meetings has been planned by the state Bureau of Forestry to seek continued public input on changes to its master...

Sep 22, 2015, 12:09 ET

Pennsylvania DCNR Secretary Invites National Public Lands Day Participation

 Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adam Dunn has extended an invitation to state park visitors to join her in a...