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2014-03-21 16:21:26

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The past winter of seemingly unending snowstorms and frigid temperatures has proved to be a strong ally for state woodland managers battling the No. 1 enemy of Pennsylvania hemlocks, but the reprieve could be short-lived, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources officials said today. "The hemlock woolly adelgid has been dealt a deadly blow, ongoing forest research is showing us, but enough of the invasive insects...

2014-01-28 12:22:30

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti today released results of an independent review team's annual study of state forestlands, noting its findings continue to affirm Bureau of Forestry efforts to conserve these resources through sound management. "Once again our state forests were deemed 'well-managed' in an official certification reflecting the pride we take in managing our system for many values...

2014-01-24 16:20:43

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Young Pennsylvanians interested in pursuing environmental careers are invited to apply by April 15 for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' summer residential camp, DCNR Secretary Ellen Ferretti said today. "Exploring Careers Outdoors Camp has become one of DCNR's strongest success stories since beginning 12 years ago," said Ferretti. "We've successfully worked with hundreds of young people to hone their...

2013-11-19 16:21:36

GETTYSBURG, Pa., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Acting Secretary Ellen Ferretti today participated in a ceremony dedicating 168 trees on the Bliss Farm in Gettysburg as part of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Living Legacy Project. "In addition to their many environmental benefits, trees are a symbol of life and growth. These trees will serve as living monuments at this place where we reflect on the sacrifices made by so...

2013-11-12 12:22:43

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Advanced deterioration and escalating rehabilitation costs will force breaching of the dam that once formed Gunter Valley Reservoir in Franklin County, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) announced today. Built in the early 1960s, the dam across Trout Run in Tuscarora State Forest was beset with concrete cracking and seepage. The 26-acre lake once formed by the high-hazard dam was drained by DCNR in...

2013-08-26 16:22:22

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Acting Secretary Ellen Ferretti today invited the public to take an online survey to inform the Bureau of Forestry as it prepares an update to the State Forest Resource Management Plan. The plan, revised about every five years, charts the course for managing the 2.2-million acre state forest system for a variety of values and resources. "Management of our state forest system is...

2012-07-05 10:22:13

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To cement the Bureau of Forestry's position as a leader in science- and ecological-based land management, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Deputy Secretary for Parks and Forestry Ellen Ferretti today announced that the Office of Conservation Science will be integrated into a newly created division within the Bureau of Forestry. Effective immediately, the new Division of Conservation Science and Ecological Resources...