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05 de agosto de 2020

If you live in Pennsylvania, US...


DCNR Seeking Online Public Input on Pennsylvania’s Public and Private Forests

​Harrisburg, PA -- Today, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn invited public input in an online survey helping DCNR chart the future course for forestlands in Pennsylvania.

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

Beginning July 1 and continuing through August 31, the survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Stakeholders, outdoors enthusiasts, and others who visit and enjoy approximately 17 million acres of forestlands in Pennsylvania will be asked to weigh in on perceived individual forest use, and personal values placed on forests.

DCNR is in the process of writing a new strategic plan, designed to set its mission and overarching goals.

It guides how the department provides leadership in forest management and conservation on both public and private lands in urban and rural areas.

Reflected in the public survey are questions designed to shape how the department:

Considers opinions and attitudes of citizens about forests and the agency’s work

Steers its mission, goals, objectives and the methods used to achieve them

Weighs attitudes and opinions on:

Forest restoration, watershed protection, plants, wildlife, and biodiversity
Working forests and the resources that come from them such as oil, gas, and timber
Recreational activities such as hiking, biking, and motorized
Climate change
Forest education, outreach, and understanding of forest management practice and wood products
Value of trees and forest products
Details on Pennsylvania’s state forestlands and 20 state forest districts can be found at the DCNR website.

Survey opens here:

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03 de agosto de 2020

Thank you! Thank You! Thank You!

I re-discovered iNat in June many others, I was at-home in a COVID-19 lockdown. I began adding hundreds and eventually thousands of my nature-related observations. Soon, a whole Community of users began identifying my images -- and while I attempt to say 'thank you' as often as possible, I wanted to make an effort to show my gratitude to these individuals...Thank you!

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And @dan_johnson is ever-so-patient when I have cicada questions.

Without @joshualincoln I would never positively ID any of my dragonflies or damselflies - Thank you!

Similarly...@ameeds is my go-to guy for stink bugs and @megachile is a gall go-to guy for certain...

Thank you EVERYONE. Your expertise, enthusiasm and patience exemplify the Community spirit on iNat!

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