DCNR At a Glance

Established on July 1, 1995, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is charged with maintaining and preserving the 120 state parks; managing the 2.2 million acres of state forest land; providing information on the state's ecological and geologic resources; and establishing community conservation partnerships with grants and technical assistance to benefit rivers, trails, greenways, local parks and recreation, regional heritage parks, open space and natural areas.



DCNR has eight bureaus. View DCNR's org chart here.


News & Information

Keep up to date with what's going on at DCNR and read our publications, plans and reports.



Contact DCNR

DCNR has many offices throughout Pennsylvania, and is always willing to field questions and talk with those interested in our department.


Legal Counsel

The services provided by lawyers in this office include advice on operational and administrative matters, review of contracts and deeds, representation in litigation involving DCNR and its officials, and reviews regulations and legislation.



Our Mission

We conserve and sustain Pennsylvania’s natural resources for present and future generations’ use and enjoyment.


DCNR Budget

Get more information on DCNR’s annual budget and funding sources.