Conservation of Pennsylvania’s Natural Resources
More than 25,000 species of known organisms -- white-tailed deer, ladyslippers, rainbow trout, slugs, eastern hemlocks, black bears, timber rattlesnakes, red-tailed hawks, and many more -- are found in Pennsylvania. How we use energy is determining our environmental future. With 60 percent of the state covered with trees, Pennsylvania’s forests play a major role in the state’s economy. They provide enormous recreation, aesthetic, and environmental benefits to citizens and visitors. Pennsylvania also has more than 83,000 miles of rivers and streams.
Learn about the steps DCNR is taking to conserve our natural resources, and learn about simple steps we can take collectively.