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2013-09-24 12:22:32

Redacted comments due October 13 may shed light on plan HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Office of Open Records (OOR) has granted in part a Right to Know Law (RTKL) appeal by PennFuture concerning Anadarko Petroleum Corporation's plans to develop natural gas in the Loyalsock State Forest's "Clarence Moore lands." Under the OOR's September 13 decision, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has until October...

2013-09-20 12:21:40

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today nominated Ellen M. Ferretti as Secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and E. Christopher Abruzzo as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection. Ferretti, of Dallas, Luzerne County, had been serving as deputy secretary for parks and forestry until she was named acting secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) in June. Abruzzo,...

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...

2013-07-30 12:22:05

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' Bureau of Forestry is advising Pennsylvanians involved in the harvest of American ginseng root that the season has been shortened and now will begin Sept. 1. Designed to protect the species, the regulation change became effective July 20 and moves the season opening date back from Aug. 1. Sought for medicinal and other properties, ginseng may be harvested across...

2013-07-15 12:22:05

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hikers and other visitors are invited to sample the rugged beauty of the Sproul State Forest when the three-day "Prowl the Sproul" series of hikes begins on Friday, July 19. Marking its 10th year, the increasingly popular hiking program links forest visitors with guides from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' (DCNR) Bureau of Forestry, Keystone Trails Association (KTA) and local civic and sportsmen's groups...

2013-07-09 12:21:08

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch and Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Acting Secretary Ellen Ferretti today announced that customers will receive their ATV and snowmobile vehicle registration renewals two to four weeks faster through a new interagency partnership. Beginning July 1, PennDOT's state-of-the-art processing and mailing technology is processing DCNR's renewals for consumer...

2013-05-30 16:21:28

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State parks across Pennsylvania will be hosting special events and activities during June as part of the nationwide observance of "Great Outdoors Month.'' "This celebration gives us a chance to showcase our vast natural resources available to the people of Pennsylvania all across our state," Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard Allan said. Gov. Tom Corbett again gave the effort strong momentum when he...

2013-05-22 16:23:08

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Visitors at Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Cumberland County, will have the choice of two beaches this season - one that allows smoking or another where smoking is prohibited. Beach season opens Saturday as part of the Memorial Day holiday weekend. "With its two lakes -- Fuller Lake and Laurel Lake -- within two miles of each other, Pine Grove Furnace State Park has a unique opportunity to provide healthy beach experiences to...

2013-05-22 12:25:10

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard Allan today announced that the department will hold a public meeting on Marcellus Shale issues in the Loyalsock State Forest, Lycoming County, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, June 3 at Lycoming College in Williamsport. "DCNR is responding to requests that the public be given the chance to provide the department with information and comments on possible gas development in...

2013-05-21 12:22:47

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has designated a new Wild Plant Sanctuary in Bloom Township, Clearfield County. Bilger's Rocks, a property managed by the Bilger's Rocks Association, has been accepted into the DCNR Wild Plant Sanctuary Program, recognizing the commitment of association staff to preserve the site. "The Wild Plant Sanctuary Program promotes conservation of natural areas and native...