Environment

DEP releases 2019 Oil and Gas Annual Report for Pennsylvania

Natural gas production in Pennsylvania increased while new well drilling decreased in 2019, according to the 2019 Oil and Gas Annual Report released today by the...

Elk Hunting Season Underway in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s elk hunting season kicked off Saturday, Sept. 12 with the archery elk season, in which 26 hunters selected by lottery will be spread...

DEP Expands Drought Watch to 18 Counties, Declares Drought Warning for...

After a meeting of the Commonwealth Drought Task Force, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) moved Potter County to drought warning status and added...

Pennsylvanians urged to Squash Spotted Lanternflies Today for Future Food Security

Following months of hyper-focus on the availability of food, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding was joined by Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Dean Richard...

PA Agencies Issue Alert to Contain Invasive Species in Quemahoning Creek

With the recent confirmation of the aquatic invasive alga didymo Didymosphenia geminata, also known as "rock snot," in Quemahoning Creek, Somerset County, the Pennsylvania Fish and...

PA Hunters who Head out of State Reminded of CWD Rules

Pennsylvanians who harvest deer, elk, mule deer or moose out-of-state likely can’t bring them home without first removing the carcass parts with the highest...

Ghost Town Trail’s Named Pennsylvania’s 2020 Trail of the Year

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn joined supporters of the Ghost Town Trail and other local officials in celebrating Ghost...

Elk Cam Goes LIVE in Pennsylvania

Each September, thousands of visitors make their way to Pennsylvania's elk country to experience for themselves the wonder of the bugling season. And while there's...

PA Fish and Boat Commission Awards Grants to Support Education Programs

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission awarded $160,000 to support 14 education projects in ten counties, including four statewide efforts.  This grant program is...

2020 Pennsylvania Turkey Surveys Due

September’s arrival will end the Pennsylvania Game Commission public survey on wild turkey sightings, but participants can report their July and August sightings through...

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