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.

Bureau of Recreation and Conservation
(as of March 24, 2014)

 

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
Customer Service Center 1-800-326-7734

Director's Office:

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

Mike Eschenmann..............................................717-783-2360.........Conservation Landscape Initiative (CLI) Coordinator

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

Vacant................................................................717-787-7672.........Secretary

Rochelle Prunty .................................................717-787-2316.........Secretary

Assistant Bureau Director

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

Fiscal Unit:

Pamela Stouffer................................................717-783-4122............Administrative Officer

Lillian Quinones.................................................717-783-2656............Clerk Typist 3

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

Recreation and Parks Division:

Vacant.........................................................717-783-2662.............Division Chief

Development Projects Section:

Alex Tatanish....................................................717-783-4735............Section Chief

Vacant..........................................................717-772-9176............Recreation and Parks Adviser

Beth Helterbran.................................................717-783-8526............Recreation and Parks Adviser

Kelly Rossiter..............................................................717-772-3319............Environmental Planner 

Acquisition Projects Section:

Salyn Stover.....................................................717-783-2663.............Section Chief

Steve Squibb....................................................717-772-3742..............Environmental Planner

Planning Projects Section:

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

Ashley Rebert ..................................................717-772-3322..............Environmental Planner

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

Partnerships Division:

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

Greenways and Trails Section:

Vanyla Tierney.................................................717-783-2654.....Section Chief

Alex MacDonald.....................................................717-772-4586.....Environmental Planner

Mark Hansford..................................................717-772-3704.....Environmental Planner

River, Heritage Areas and PartnershipsSection:

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

Terry Hough ...............................................717-783-2712.....Environmental Planner

Vacant...................................................717-783-5877.....Recreation and Parks Adviser

Technical Assistance Section:

Linda Manning..................................................717-783-4736.....Section Chief

Monica Hoffman................................................717-772-3321.....Recreation and Parks Adviser

Customer Assistance and Policy Division:

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

Vacant.............................................................717-772-3839.....Administrative Assistant

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:
Southeast Regional Office: (Region 1)

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

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

Northeast Regional Office: (Region 2)

Lorne Possinger...........................................610-377-5750.....Natural Resource Program Supervisor

Silas Chamberlin..........................................610-377-5780......Regional Adviser

Southcentral Regional Office: (Region 3)

Lori Yeich...................................................717-705-5956.....Natural Resource Program Supervisor

Jay Schreibman............................................717-772-4362......Recreation and Parks Adviser

Northcentral Regional Office: (Region 4)

Wes Fahringer............................................570-849-2085.....Recreation and Parks Adviser

Southwest Regional Office: (Region 5)

Kathy Frankel..............................................412-880-0486.....Natural Resource Program Supervisor

Vacant.........................................................412-880-0486.....Environmental Planner

Northwest Regional Office: (Region 6)

Adam Mattis................................................412-880-0486.....Recreation and Parks Adviser