Welcome to LandScope Pennsylvania

Conservation Overview

  • Conservation Overview

    Pennsylvania, which means "Penn's Woods," is aptly named. While it has changed a lot since being founded by William Penn more than 400 years ago, the Commonwealth is still 60-percent forested. Even so, Pennsylvania's special places are facing several significant challenges from sprawl, water contamination, and the growing effects of climate change.

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Conservation Priorities in Pennsylvania

  • Conservation Priorities

    Sitting at an ecological crossroads, Pennsylvania plays an important role in conserving many diverse species and habitats, both resident and migrant, common and rare.

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Quick Facts

Pennsylvania Dept of Conservation and Natural Resources
P.O. Box 8767, 400 Market St.
Harrisburg, PA 17105

Contact Information

Phone: (717) 787 2869


Founded in: 1995

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