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Native Plants

June 18, 2019 12:00 AM
By: Kristi Allen, Pennsylvania Plant Conservation Network Program Coordinator

In the case of one rare orchid in Pennsylvania, it’s people who are helping to perform this important task.


March 15, 2019 12:00 AM
By: DCNR

In response to need for on-the-ground, active conservation efforts, DCNR establishes statewide network for conservation of native plants.


February 27, 2019 12:00 AM
By: Rebecca Bowen, Ecological Services Section Chief, DCNR's Bureau of Forestry

We're always on the lookout for invasive plant species that are up-and-coming threats. Check out these emerging species of concern.


January 30, 2019 12:00 AM
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 12:00 AM
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 12:00 AM
By: DCNR

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


December 12, 2018 12:00 AM
By: DCNR

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


August 22, 2018 02:00 PM
By: DCNR

After seven weeks of learning new skills and completing hard work, the third PA Outdoor Corps summer program has wrapped up this month.


August 01, 2018 04:00 PM
By: Greg Podniesinski, Natural Heritage Section Chief, DCNR's Bureau of Forestry

We’re now in the midst of summer and wild blueberries and huckleberries are in season, providing a tasty snack for humans and wildlife.


July 25, 2018 04:25 PM
By: Bryn Hanrahan, DCNR Communications Intern

Learn about DCNR's lake maintenance and improvement efforts across the state to support biodiversity, wildlife, and recreation.