Forestry Policies (Pennsylvania)

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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

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

The Department provides a number of resources, guidelines, and leasing policy information related to natural gas extraction on forested lands:

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