Bureau of Forestry

Conserving Penn's Woods


Our Mission and What We Do

Learn more about our mission of conserving Pennsylvania's forests and wild plant communities.  Download a factsheet. Read our strategic plan, "Penn's Woods: Sustaining our Forests." 


Some Portions of Delaware State Forest Closed, Pike County Reopens

Acting with PA State Police and PA Game Commission DCNR is closing sections of Delaware State Forest to hunters and hikers. Public roads remain open. A map of the affected areas is provided.



Fall Foliage in Penn's Woods 

Experience the brilliance of autumn in Pennsylvania. Weekly reports will help you plan your fall outings.


Hemlock Conservation Plan

DCNR-Bureau of Forestry has developed a conservation plan for eastern hemlock. Public and private land managers can review the plan and email comments & questions to ra-nreasternhemlock@pa.gov by December 15.



State Forest Resource Management Plan

Learn more about the comprehensive plan that guides the management of Pennsylvania's 2.2 million-acre state forest system.


Shale Gas Monitoring Program

DCNR has established a shale-gas monitoring program to evaluate and report on impacts of shale-gas development to the state forest system.



State Forest Road and Trail Advisories

Find the latest advisories for roads and trails in state forests.


News & Events

Check out the latest news and information about forests and the Bureau of Forestry. To find State Forest events in your area go to the State Forest Events Calendar



DCNR Interactive Map

An interactive map showing State Forest, State Parks and Geologic resources for the entire state. 

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Find a Forest

The state forest system comprises 2.2 million acres for you to use and enjoy. Find a state forest near you.



Natural Gas Drilling on State Forests

DCNR manages state forests for the environmentally sound utilization of mineral resources.


Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP)

Find information on everything from tag availability, to places to hunt, to harvest reports.



White-tailed Deer in Pennsylvania's Forests

Find information on deer, their relationship to our forest ecosystems, and deer hunting in state forests.


Loyalsock State Forest and the Clarence Moore Lands

Find information about the Clarence Moore Lands in the Loyalsock State Forest. Get the fact sheet here, view the latest presentation here and review a public comment summary.


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Wild Resource Conservation Program

WRCP identifies research and conservation needs, provides grants and ensures the flow of information between researchers, conservationists and educators.

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Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program

PNHP is charged with the tracking of all threatened, endangered, rare and vulnerable species, natural communities and geologic features in the Commonwealth.



Become a Conservation Volunteer

Find out how you can help out in your local state forest or state park.