Policy and Guidelines


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Executive Order 2015-03

In January 2015 Governor Wolf signed an executive order re-instating a moratorium on new leases for oil and gas development in state parks and state forests. Read the press release.

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Oil and Gas Management Guidelines

In 2013 DCNR revised the guidelines for administering oil and gas activities on state forest lands. For a summary of the guideline revisions click here.  If you would like to comment on these guidelines please send them to ra-naturalgas@state.pa.us

 

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State Forest Natural Gas Lease Document

Download a sample copy of our extensive state forest natural gas lease document.

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Supporting Documents

Find information on DCNR's natural gas management philosophy, environmental reviews for past lease sales, forest conversion projections, and more. Click here for information about Act 9 Emergency Response signage. Click here for information about Act 9 operator's road sign guidance.