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Jul 10, 2014, 16:00 ET

DCNR Contests Aim to Foster Interest in Environment, Outdoor Activities

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti today announced two contests to foster the goals of Kids in Nature, a...

Jul 07, 2014, 14:14 ET

The Nature Conservancy Helps Grow Future Conservationists Through Their Summer Internships

 The Nature Conservancy, the world's largest conservation organization, announced that students from its Leaders in Environmental Action for...

Jun 26, 2014, 12:15 ET

Martin Guitar and The Nature Conservancy Partner to Save Elephants

It's estimated that there were 1.2 million elephants in Africa in 1980. Now there are only about 430,000.  Tragically, one of the world's...

Jun 12, 2014, 17:24 ET

NRCS Drought Assistance Averts Hazardous Wind Erosion in the Klamath Basin

One of the early successes of this year's drought response in California is the work of Klamath Basin farmers to rapidly establish cover crops on...

Jun 10, 2014, 16:54 ET

USDA and Farm Bureau Co-host Meetings to Answer Farm Bill Questions

The new 2014 Farm Bill brought changes in conservation, commodity programs, crop insurance, rural development programs, loans, disaster programs,...

Jun 05, 2014, 10:50 ET

Pennsylvania Trails in the Spotlight for National Trails Day on June 7

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti is inviting all Pennsylvanians to discover, celebrate and learn about...

Jun 05, 2014, 00:25 ET

The Nature Conservancy Receives Gift to Advance Marine Conservation Globally

Carnival Foundation is providing a $2.5 million gift over five years to support The Nature Conservancy's global marine protection...

May 30, 2014, 12:52 ET

Schuylkill River Celebration Highlights 'Pa. Rivers Month' Activities

Plans for fun on the Schuylkill River -- from canoes and kayaks slicing though headwaters to leisurely tube floats in urban environs -- is expected...

May 29, 2014, 11:33 ET

Pennsylvania Celebrates 'Get Outdoors Month' with Myriad Events

 Outdoor recreation areas across Pennsylvania will be hosting special events and activities during June as part of a statewide Get Outdoors...

May 27, 2014, 18:04 ET

USDA Rolls Out Strong New Partnered Conservation Program

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new era in American conservation efforts with an historic focus on public-private partnership. The...

May 27, 2014, 17:55 ET

NRCS California Accepting Applications for Tribal EQIP Initiative

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is partnering with California's tribal nations to make financial assistance...

May 23, 2014, 10:05 ET

Pennsylvania's Hiking Week Showcasing State's Trails, Walkways

Hikers can pick their pace and path through Pennsylvania's bountiful outdoors when Hiking Week 2014 begins on Saturday, May 24, offering...

May 22, 2014, 10:16 ET

DCNR to Resume Spraying Woodlands to Combat Gypsy Moth Damage

The cool, wet weather of spring 2013 has emerged as a strong ally of state woodland managers as they prepare to combat remnants of a statewide...

May 20, 2014, 10:00 ET

Pennsylvania DCNR Announces Grants Available for Protecting Non-Game Species

The Wild Resource Conservation Program is accepting applications for grants to protect the state's native biodiversity. The program, overseen by...

May 09, 2014, 13:28 ET

2014 Conservation Easement Applications for Agricultural Lands due June 6

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is now accepting applications for Agricultural Land Easements (ALE) through the new...

May 06, 2014, 11:10 ET

DCNR and Partners Unveil Get Outdoors PA to Connect Citizens with Close-to-Home Recreation Events

Thousands of guided outdoor recreation events this year – from after work hikes to family fishing programs to night-time paddles – will...

Apr 30, 2014, 12:03 ET

Pennsylvanians Invited to Complete Online Outdoor Recreation Survey

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti today encouraged Pennsylvanians to share what they like to do outdoors in...

Apr 29, 2014, 14:08 ET

NRCS California Launches Air Quality Chipping Initiative

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California will assist farmers to chip woody debris in fallowed orchards and vineyards...

Apr 25, 2014, 16:17 ET

California Rolls out 2014 Farm Bill Conservation Programs

Lawmakers whittled down the number of program names to remember, but continued a strong commitment to conservation when they passed the 2014 Farm...

Apr 22, 2014, 11:28 ET

DCNR Launches Kids in Nature to Engage Children in Learning About Natural Resources, Playing Outdoors

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti at Nescopeck State Park today unveiled Kids in Nature, renewing a focus...