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Sep 14, 2017, 12:51 ET Wolf Administration Encourages Travelers to Enjoy Pennsylvania's Fall Foliage Season

Pennsylvania's 17 million acres of woodlands soon will be bathed in autumn colors and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and...


Sep 13, 2017, 15:42 ET Wolf Administration Officials Discuss Advances in Sustainability, Efficiency and Transportation at Carnegie Mellon University Gathering

Fielding questions from Carnegie Mellon University students, faculty and staff, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy...


Aug 31, 2017, 13:23 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Launches Redesigned Website

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has launched a redesigned website, www.dcnr.pa.gov, as part of Governor Tom...


Aug 29, 2017, 13:18 ET Pennsylvania DCNR to Launch Pilot Program Permitting Larger All-Terrain Vehicles in Two State Forest Trail Systems

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' Bureau of Forestry is initiating a pilot program increasing the size of registered...


Aug 21, 2017, 11:51 ET Bureau of State Parks Announces New Managerial Appointments at Two State Parks in Northern PA

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources officials have announced the appointment of new managers at Hills Creek State Park Complex, Tioga...


Aug 01, 2017, 10:00 ET Three Pennsylvania Communities Try New Approach to Funding Local Park and Recreation Projects

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today commended three Pennsylvania communities for their effort to...


Jun 28, 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...


Jun 28, 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...


Jun 20, 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...


Jun 15, 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...


Jun 09, 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...


Jun 07, 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...


Jun 02, 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...


Jun 01, 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...


May 25, 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...


May 24, 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...


May 22, 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...


May 19, 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...


May 18, 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...


May 17, 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...


May 05, 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...


May 03, 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...


Apr 28, 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...


Apr 21, 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...


Apr 20, 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...