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Climate Change

May 24, 2019 12:00 AM
By: Jim Hyland, District Forester, Tioga State Forest

Subtle or pronounced increases in annual rainfall can unseasonably swell normally calm creeks and rivers to dangerous levels for paddlers.

May 01, 2019 12:00 AM

Some Pennsylvania tree species won’t be able to thrive here as the climate continues to change faster than the plants can adapt.

April 26, 2019 12:00 AM
By: Greg Podniesinski, Natural Heritage Section Chief, DCNR's Bureau of Forestry

What do we mean when we say Pennsylvania forests sequester carbon? An explanation follows.

March 20, 2019 12:00 AM

Work continues on a goal of planting 95,000 acres of forest buffers along waterways throughout the state by 2025.

March 01, 2019 12:00 AM

New invasive species are expected to move into the commonwealth, and those already here could increase due to changing climate.

January 09, 2019 12:00 AM

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

December 12, 2018 12:00 AM

DCNR and its partners are monitoring and working to adapt and mitigate impact on Pennsylvania’s plants, animals, and landscape.

October 17, 2018 12:00 AM

Learn about the latest efforts DNCR is undertaking to do more to go green and encourage others to do so.

July 11, 2018 03:15 PM

DCNR employees have gone above and beyond to further the goals of the agency. Staff were recognized at the 2018 Employee Recognition Awards.

May 01, 2018 04:00 PM
By: DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn

PA Envirothon is a fun, academic event that challenges high school students to think about the natural world and their roles in it.