The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Thursday posted its first Fall foliage report showing expected dates when the best forest colors can be found.
Fall foliage visitors can also get suggestions about the best spots to view foliage on DCNR’s Penn’s Woods Fall Foliage Story Map.
The regional experts are able to discuss the chemistry of fall foliage color, as well as the projected outlook for fall foliage in their region of Pennsylvania with the media. The experts are:
-- Northeast: Tim Latz, forester: Pinchot Forest District, Dalton, Lackawanna County, 570-945-7133;
-- Northwest: Cecile Stelter, district forester: Cornplanter State Forest, Warren, Warren County, 814-723-0262;
-- Southeast: Rick Hartlieb, assistant district forester: William Penn State Forest, Elverson, Chester County, 610-582-9660:
-- Southcentral: Dave Schmit, forest program specialist: Harrisburg, Dauphin County, 717-787-2703;
-- Southwest: Rachael Mahony, environmental education specialist: Forbes State Forest, Laughlintown, Westmoreland County, 724-238-1200; and
-- Northcentral: Chris Firestone, wild plant program manager: Tioga State Forest, Wellsboro, Tioga County, 570-724-2868.For more information, visit DCNR’s Penn’s Woods Fall Foliage webpage.