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Latest Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program Stories

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...

2010-09-30 15:35:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has designated the Lowville Fen Natural Area in Lowville and the Scarlett Wild Flower Sanctuary in Edinboro as Pennsylvania Wild Plant Sanctuaries. The designations were bestowed upon the two Erie County wetland areas today at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy's West Branch French Creek Conservation Area. "Meant to encourage the conservation of natural areas and native plants, the...

2009-06-17 13:57:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acting Secretary of Conservation and Natural Resources John Quigley today announced that Pennsylvania is designating its first Private Wild Plant Sanctuary. The 7.6-acre property owned by Michael and Barbara Yavorosky is located in Fell Township, Lackawanna County, and Clinton Township, Wayne County. The Yavoroskys, of nearby Hop Bottom, are committed to preserving the site in perpetuity and welcome the public to visit the sanctuary....