Our Mission


Established on July 1, 1995, the primary mission of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is to maintain, improve and preserve state parks; to manage state forest lands to assure their long-term health, sustainability and economic use; to provide information on Pennsylvanian’s ecological and geologic resources; and to administer grant and technical assistance programs that will benefit rivers conservation, trails and greenways, local recreation, regional heritage conservation and environmental education programs across Pennsylvania.

Strategic Goals:

  • Pursue Excellence in the Management of State Park and Forest Lands
  • Promote Responsible Stewardship of the Commonwealth's Natural Resources
  • Improve Communities Through Access to Conservation and Recreational Resources
  • Operate Effectively & Efficiently