Friday, September 22, 2023

DCNR Conservation & Natural Resources Advisory Council Meets Sept. 27 At Tiadaghton State Forest Center, Lycoming County

Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Council will hold its next meeting September 27 at the Tiadaghton State Forest Resource Management Center, 10 Lower Pine Bottom Road in Waterville, Lycoming County from 10:00 a.m. to Noon.

Council members will travel to the Pine Creek Valley earlier in the week to hear from businesses and residents about the ATV Pilot and the Pine Creek Rail-Trail. Both recreational opportunities bring economic value to the region.

At the September 27 meeting, Jason Fink, President, Williamsport/Lycoming County Chamber of Commerce will discuss how the ATV pilot and Pine Creek rail-trail, as well as other outdoor recreation opportunities, contribute to the success of the PA Wilds region.

Public Comment

There will be two opportunities for public comment at the meeting.  If you are interested in presenting comments, please advise by email to no later than 5 p.m. on September 26.  

You can provide comments at the beginning of the meeting or at the end of the meeting.  You may also provide comments or questions after the meeting by emailing the same address or through the Council's webpage.

Join Meeting Online

There is also an option to join the September 27 meeting virtually via Microsoft Teams by Clicking Here to register.

New Members Wanted

Council is looking for interested candidates to fill current and future vacancies.  Interested individuals should have interest in and experience with DCNR work and programs and a background in recreation, natural resources and conservation work. 

Those interested should contact Nicole Faraguna at  

CNRAC Conversations - Storing Carbon

More than 100 people tuned in to Below and Above: Storing Carbon in the Pennsylvania Landscape - Part 1 webinar. The webinar will be posted on CNRAC’s website in coming weeks. 

Council invites you to participate in Part 2 of this webinar series, which will take place on October 17 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. 

Panelists will discuss the importance of forests as part of the climate solution and highlight carbon-related management principles for use on both public and private forest lands. 

Click Here to register.

Visit the Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Council webpage for more information on Council activities.

Visit Explore PA Trails and Get Outdoors PA for recreation areas near you.

Visit the PA Parks & Forests Foundation’s Events webpage and DCNR’s Calendar of Events for activities happening near you.

  For more information on state parks and forests and recreation in Pennsylvania, visit DCNR’s website, Visit the Good Natured DCNR Blog,  Click Here for upcoming events, Click Here to hook up with DCNR on other social media-- Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.

Related Articles - Lycoming County:

-- Susquehanna River Basin Commission Approves 8 Shale Gas Drilling Water Withdrawals - 1 In Exceptional Value Loyalsock Creek, Home To The Hellbender  [PaEN] 

-- Game Commission Board OKs More Shale Gas Drilling In Lycoming County, Home To The Hellbender, And Sullivan County  [PaEN]


-- PennLive: PA’s Fall Foliage Is Unique In The World, But It’s At Risk: ‘I Dare Say We Take It For Granted’

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-- Observer-Reporter: This Year’s Leaf-Peeping Season Should Be Spectacular

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-- Republican Herald Editorial: Investing In Penn’s Woods For Tourism

-- Erie Times: DCNR Extends Presque Isle Weekend Swim Season Thru Oct. 1

-- Erie Times: Summer Of Soot And Sewage: Erie Experiences Air, Beach Water Pollution Problems

-- NextPittsburgh: Somerset County An All-Season Outdoor Destination

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-- Inquirer: Five (More) Fall Hikes Near And Far From Philadelphia

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-- Williamsport Sun Editorial: Susquehanna Riverwalk Expansion Brings Communities In Lycoming County Together

-- Warren Times: Allegheny National Forest Announces Schedule Of Events For Sept. 24 Centennial Celebration

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Related Articles This Week:

-- DCNR Experts Offer Fall Foliage Tips; Weekly Fall Foliage Reports Begin Sept. 28  [PaEN]

-- PA Environmental Council Now Accepting Applications For Water Trails Mini-Grants  [PaEN]

-- Fish & Boat Commission Now Accepting Applications For Erie Access Improvement Grants  [PaEN] 

-- PA Natural Heritage Program Spotlights Conservation Genetics; Rare Plant Mysteries; Be A Good Bee Collaborator; Old Growth Forest Field Work; Moth List Updates  [PaEN]

-- DCNR Publishes Final Regulation Making Changes To Native Wild Plant List

[Posted: September 22, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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