About Us


The Bureau of Recreation and Conservation (BRC) within DCNR builds connections between the citizens and the outdoors through recreation enhancement, natural resources conservation and community revitalization efforts.  BRC partners with communities and organizations across Pennsylvania to provide grants and technical assistance support for local recreation projects, trails and greenways, heritage parks, open space and river conservation, and environmental education programs.  Recently the Bureau reorganized and are focusing more on the public needs.  Click here to read the article.

Bureau of Recreation and Conservation
(as of May 4, 2015)

 

Central Office:
Bureau of Recreation and Conservation
Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, 5th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101-2301
FAX #717-787-9577
DCNR Grants Customer Service Center 1-800-326-7734

Director's Office:

Lauren Imgrund..........................717-783-2658...........Director

Lori Ross...................................717-783-2658...........Clerical Supervisor

Justin Gibboney..........................717-787-7672...........Secretary

Assistant Bureau Director

Darrel Siesholtz............................717-783-2661...........Assistant Bureau Director

Fiscal Unit:

Vacant............................717-783-4122............Administrative Officer

Rochelle Prunty.............................717-783-2656............Clerk Typist 3

Leigh Ann Adams..........................717-783-5540............Clerk Typist 3

Community Parks and Conservation Division:

Mike Eschenmann........................717-783-2662.............Division Chief

Community Parks and Recreation Section:

Cindy Dunlap.................................717-783-6705...............Section Chief

Beth Helterbran.............................717-783-8526...............Small Community Program Specialist

Rick Bogart...................................717-772-9176...............Environmental Planner

Ken Earnest .................................717-783-2577...............Recreation and Parks Advisor

Leslie Sarvis.........................................717-783-2663...............Recreation and Parks Advisor

Land Conservation and Stewardship Section:

Ashley Rebert .............................717-772-3322.................Section Chief

Alex Tatanish...............................717-783-4735.................Land Stewardship and Conversion Program Specialist

Daniel Pierce.............................. 717-772-3742.................Real Estate Specialist

Recreation and Conservation Partnerships Division:

Diane Kripas................................717-772-1282..................Division Chief

Trails, Greenways & Statewide Planning Section:

Alex MacDonald..........................717-772-4586...................Section Chief

Mark Hansford............................717-772-3704...................Trails and Greenways Program Specialist

Vacant.....................................717-783-2654...................Environmental Planner

Landscapes & Educational Services Section:

Mike Piaskowski.........................717-772-9175....................Section Chief

Kelly Rossiter.............................717-772-3319....................Rivers Conservation and Scenic Rivers Program Specialist

Vacant........... .............................717-783-2712....................Environmental Planner

Linda Manning...........................717-783-4736....................Recreation and Parks Supervisor

Regional Services Division:

Tom Ford ..............................717-783-0988.........Division Chief

Sherri Clukey..........................717-705-8532.........Information Technology Specialist, Web, Media and Outreach Services

Shane Hoover.........................717-783-5879.........GIS/Information Technology Coordinator, Customer Assistance Services

 

Field Offices:
 

Regions 1 & 2 Eastern Regional Offices

Lorne Possinger.......................................610-746-5607........................Recreation and Conservation Manager

Southeast Regional Office: (Region 1)

Drew Gilchrist..........................................215-560-1183........................Regional Advisor

Jeffrey A, Knowles, AICP...........................215-560-1182........................Regional Advisor

Northeast Regional Office: (Region 2)

Vacant.........................................................610-746-5608........................Regional Advisor

Regions 3 & 4 Central Regional Offices

Lori Yeich................................................717-705-5956........................Recreation and Conservation Manager

Southcentral Regional Office: (Region 3)

Jay Schreibman......................................717-772-4362........................Regional Advisor

Northcentral Regional Office: (Region 4)

Wes Fahringer.......................................570-849-2085........................Regional Advisor

Regions 5 & 6 Western Regional Offices

Kathy Frankel.......................................412-880-0486........................Recreation and Conservation Manager

Southwest Regional Office: (Region 5)

Adam Mattis.........................................412-880-0486........................Regional Advisor

Northwest Regional Office: (Region 6)

Erin Wiley Moyers.................................814-226-2329.........................Regional Advisor