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State 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 04:00 PM

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

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

January 24, 2018 01:00 PM

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

January 17, 2018 01:00 PM

DCNR's Bureau of Forestry explains how the recent frigid, winter weather across Pennsylvania can impact the tick population.

January 10, 2018 01:30 PM

Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn reflects on DCNR's 2017 accomplishments, and looks forward to the department's goals for the new year.

November 29, 2017 03:00 PM

Young Pennsylvanians have the opportunity to participate in conservation work through a new program: The PA Outdoor Corps.

November 15, 2017 03:00 PM

Many visitors to public lands enjoy hunting as outdoor recreation. DCNR is helping educate about impacts to hunting and natural resources.