Forestry Policies (Pennsylvania)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Pennsylvania


Applies to States or Provinces Pennsylvania
Name Forestry Policies (Pennsylvania)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Natural Gas
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province















Primary Website http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/index.aspx


Last Review 2014-05-16
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary
2014-05-16



Summary

Pennsylvania has over 17 million acres of forests, managed by the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry. The Department issued in 2010 its Strategic Plan "Sustaining our Forests", which mentions the policy of providing assistance in diversifying and improving local economies and in stimulating jobs through the use of renewable forest resources: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/stateforestmanagement/sfrmp/index.htm

The Department provides a number of resources, guidelines, and leasing policy information related to natural gas extraction on forested lands: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/NaturalGas/index.htm


Policy Contact

Department Conservation and Natural Resources
Division Bureau of Forestry
Address achel Carson State Office Building, 6th Floor, P.O. Box 8552, Harrisburg, PA, 17105-8552


Phone 717-787-2703
Fax 717-383-5109
Email paforester@state.pa.us
Website http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/index.aspx


















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