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DCNR seeks public’s input on state forests

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is asking for public input in a planned online survey helping the department chart the future course for state forestlands in Pennsylvania.

“As the department moves forward in developing a new strategic plan, those who visit and appreciate our state forests have a remarkable opportunity to shape the future management and sustainability of Pennsylvania’s forest resources,” DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said. “I encourage all to become a part of this state’s rich forest planning heritage by completing the survey.”

Continuing through Aug. 31, the survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Stakeholders, outdoors enthusiasts and others who visit and enjoy the more than 2.2 million acres of state forestlands will be asked to weigh in on perceived individual forest use, and personal values placed on state forests.

Survey responses will help shape DCNR’s strategic plan for the Bureau of Forestry and guide the department’s leadership in forest management and conservation on both public and private lands in urban and rural areas.

To take the survey, visit