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State Forests

February 06, 2019
By: DCNR

State parks and forests offer visitors some of the most beautiful natural sites across the state and a connection to Black history.


January 30, 2019
By: Rebecca Bowen, Ecological Services Section Chief, DCNR's Bureau of Forestry

Winter is a great time to observe orchids. The bright green of the leaves in winter is the best way to identify these plants.


January 23, 2019
By: DCNR

DCNR manages 2.2 million acres of state forest for generations of future use. Public involvement is critical to the process.


January 09, 2019
By: DCNR

Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn reflects on DCNR's most notable accomplishments during 2018


October 31, 2018
By: Stanley M. Kaminsky, Crew Member, Wilkes-Barre 10-Month PA Outdoor Corps Crew (Pictured below, first row, on left)

October 03, 2018
By: DCNR

Participate in a fun and educational outdoor activity by enjoying a Walk in Penn's Woods event!


September 26, 2018
By: Todd Breininger, Forest Fire Protection Program Specialist, DCNR's Bureau of Forestry

Wildland firefighters face great opportunity and sacrifice. Learn about a DCNR firefighter who has aided in assignments in Pa. and out west.


September 21, 2018
By: DCNR

National Hunting and Fishing Day, September 22, is a day to recognize these activities and connections -- and conservation, too!


September 21, 2018
By: DCNR

Learn about the key factors that create the stunning display of fall colors that adorn Pennsylvania each year!


September 19, 2018
By: DCNR

PA communities are seeing the value of connecting to trail corridors--creating close-to-home recreation and bringing vitality to downtowns.