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Apr 28, 2016, 11:41 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Encourages Residents to try Cycling as a way to Get Outdoors During May

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today encouraged people to dust off their bikes and find a trail as a...


Apr 28, 2016, 11:04 ET Pennsylvania DCNR to Begin Spraying Forests to Combat Gypsy Moth Damage

 State Bureau of Forestry staff are preparing for an aerial spraying effort to combat gypsy moth populations poised for spring outbreaks in the...


Apr 13, 2016, 11:18 ET PA DCNR, Western Pa. Conservancy Planting Two Acres of Trees Along Lake at Yellow Creek State Park, Indiana County

 Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today joined the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) and...


Apr 13, 2016, 11:17 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 16, and weather conditions that keep...


Apr 12, 2016, 11:44 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Honors Exemplary Volunteer Service At State Parks in Blair, Venango Counties

 A Blair County resident dedicated to making Canoe Creek State Park a showplace of safe, enjoyable trails, and a Venango County-based...


Mar 29, 2016, 12:14 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Holds First Meeting of Forest Buffer Advisory Committee

 Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced the launch of the Riparian Forest Buffer Advisory...


Mar 23, 2016, 10:46 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Announces Funding to Help Volunteer Fire Companies Battle Wildfires

 With spring's arrival and the increased risk of forest and brush fires across the state, federal grants now are available to help...


Mar 21, 2016, 15:02 ET Launch of PA Conservation Explorer to Allow More Efficient Planning to Avoid Impacts on Threatened, Endangered Species

 Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced that the department and its partners today are...


Mar 18, 2016, 13:45 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn Urges Caution to Prevent Wildfires

 With the approach of spring, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn noted drying spring winds and warming...


Mar 01, 2016, 09:54 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Plans White-Water Release into Bucks County's Tohickon Creek

 White-water boating enthusiasts once again will converge on Bucks County's Tohickon Creek Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20,  when the...


Feb 16, 2016, 12:13 ET Pennsylvania DCNR Invites Students to Apply for Summer Environmental Careers Camp

 Young Pennsylvanians interested in pursuing environmental careers are invited to apply by April 15 for the Department of Conservation and...


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...