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April 20, 2018 02:00 PM
By: DCNR

In light of International Dark Sky Week (April 15-21), here are some ways you can enjoy PA’s dark skies and help mitigate light pollution.


April 18, 2018 03:00 PM
By: DCNR

As we approach Earth Day, one of our biggest challenges is how to respond and adapt to a changing climate. We need to act.


April 04, 2018 02:00 PM
By: DCNR

Waterfalls are beautiful sights that can be the pinnacle of any hike. PA is home to countless waterfalls, many at state parks and forests.


March 21, 2018 08:00 AM
By: DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn

The importance of forests to clean water is well understood, and increasingly important in a warming climate.


March 07, 2018 07:00 AM
By: Greg Czarnecki, Climate Change & Research Coordinator, DCNR

When the temperature drops and the snow falls, it’s not uncommon to hear the question, "How is climate change real if the winter is cold?"


February 21, 2018 05:00 PM
By: DCNR

Long-time cross-country skier and state lands enthusiast, Jim Sota, got his first real taste of the sport more than 40 years ago.


February 21, 2018 04:00 PM
By: DCNR

From 1933 to 1942, hundreds of thousands of unemployed men worked as part of the Civilian Conservation Corps in 151 camps in PA.


February 14, 2018 10:00 AM
By: Rebecca Bowen, Conservation Science and Ecological Resources Division Chief, DCNR's Bureau of Forestry

Long-stemmed red roses are a favorite Valentine’s Day gift among sweethearts. But did you know that Pa. has many native roses growing wild?


February 07, 2018 03:45 PM
By: DCNR

Have you ever spent time enjoying a Pennsylvania rail trail? The opportunities at rail trails are nearly endless!


January 24, 2018 01:00 PM
By: DCNR

If the weather is cooperative, January and February can be the prime time to think about ice fishing in Pennsylvania.