Discover DCNR


DCNR at a Glance

DCNR’s mission is to conserve and sustain Pennsylvania’s natural resources for present and future generations’ enjoyment. Find out how we do it. Learn about DCNR's mission, vision and accomplishments in this six-minute video.  Learn more about our secretary here, and our executive staff here.


News & Information

Access news releases, e-newsletters, reports, frequently asked questions, right-to-know guidance and more.




DCNR produces more maps than any other state agency. Our Pennsylvania Geological Survey is also loaded with geologic, topographic and aerial photos. Also find maps of each state park, state forests, snowmobile trails, and ATV trails, rail-trails, scenic rivers, major greenway corridors, heritage areas, the Deer Management Assistance Program, and county rock types.



Familiar with Google Earth? DCNR’s PAMAP provides the imagery for Google’s Pennsylvania images. The Pennsylvania Geological Survey also has GIS data for spatial analysis and geographic information.

Use our GIS-based interactive maps to learn more about PA’s natural resources and find locations of interest to you.



Careers and Employment

DCNR offers a wide range of civil service and non-civil service jobs, from foresters, to rangers, to engineers, to educators, to botanists and so much more. Learn what is currently available. Youth interested in pursuing an environmental career should consider attending DCNR’s ECO Camp.



Volunteers provide DCNR with thousands of hours of service each year, worth millions of dollars. Find out how you can get involved with your public lands through our Conservation Volunteer Program, DCNR also offers specialized volunteer opportunities through our Search and Rescue Program.




Pennsylvania's Right-to-Know Law assures that citizens have access to their government. DCNR is committed to making records and information accessible. Find out how you can obtain what you are looking for by visiting our Right-to-Know section.


Veterans and our State Parks and Forests

DCNR appreciates our veterans!  Find out where our veterans can enjoy Pennsylvania's outdoor recreational opportunities at our state parks and forests.