I have a special fondness for hemlock trees because to me they symbolize the very essence of the northwoods. Between New York and Pennsylvania, I bow hunt from at last six different treestands and they are all hung in hemlock trees. The thick branches of a hemlock give me plenty of cover and even offer some protection from a light…
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
As part of a week that included hiking, kayaking and swimming, campers were given a primer on the insect from Asia.
For the second consecutive year, a pair of federally endangered piping plovers are raising chicks on Presque Isle State Park’s Gull Point. Further heightening this breaking conservation news is the nesting of a pair of state-endangered common terns on the same beach, maybe the first time both species have nested there since the mid-20th century.
Could be the last weekend to see the last of the peak fall colors in many areas.
Crush of visitors is taking a toll on parks – “We jokingly say here we’re being loved to death by our visitors.”
Harrisburg, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced Thursday, Sept. 28 that hunters and other outdoors enthusiasts heading into Pennsylvania’s state-owned woodlands this autumn will find additional roads open in 18 of the 20 state forest districts. According to agency secretary Cindy Adams Dunn, “The Bureau of Forestry is opening more than 540 miles of state…
The 45-page decision could make it more difficult to lease state forests for oil and gas drilling, and it could force governments to be more careful about allowing development that would damage public lands, wildlife, groundwater, rivers and air quality.
Initiative promoting state parks and forestlands as invaluable learning tools of higher education.
More than 260 projects across Pennsylvania expected to create new recreational opportunities, conserve natural resources and help revitalize local communities.