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PATU joins partnership to plant 10 million trees in PA

BELLEFONTE, PA – The Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited (PATU) has joined an ambitious statewide effort to plant 10 million trees throughout Pennsylvania by the end of 2025. The Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership, coordinated by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, brings together a broad array of agencies, conservation groups, outdoors enthusiasts, businesses, and individuals to…

American Rivers names Lower Youghiogheny River to Top 10 list of Endangered Rivers

American Rivers names Lower Youghiogheny River to Top 10 list of Endangered Rivers On April 15, American Rivers named the Lower Youghiogheny River in Southwest Pennsylvania as one of the top 10 list of endangered rivers in the United States. Despite recent improvements to river health, the Lower Youghiogheny River faces a critical tipping point in 2020. Beloved for its fishing,…

PFBC encourages anglers to follow social distancing guidelines

Effective 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), in consultation with the Office of the Governor, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) opened the statewide 2020 trout season. This measure allows properly licensed anglers and youth to begin fishing for and…

Coldwater Heritage Partnership announces $80K in grants to support 12 projects

Coldwater Heritage Partnership announces $80K in grants to support 12 projects On March 26, the PA Council of Trout Unlimited announced 12 grants totaling $80,000 have been awarded to conservation organizations across Pennsylvania through the Coldwater Heritage Partnership’s Coldwater Conservation Grant Program. These funds will be used to perform stream assessments and develop conservation plans in seven watersheds…

Fishing in Pennsylvania during the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 25, 2020—The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) knows that our anglers and boaters are ethically minded, passionate outdoor enthusiasts who might have some questions about fishing this spring. We are here to help. Below are answers to several Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) we have been receiving. Still have questions? We welcome your call…

PFBC ANNOUNCES CONSOLIDATED STATEWIDE SCHEDULE FOR TROUT SEASON, BEGINS ACCELERATED STOCKING OPERATIONS, ADDS MORE CONVENIENT ONLINE LICENSE PURCHASE AND DISPLAY OPTIONS

Agency will modify operations as needed amid concerns over COVID-19 HARRISBURG, Pa (March 16) – Amid concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) today announced several changes to the 2020 trout season intended to protect the safety of the public and staff, while preserving the opportunity to enjoy the…

Tell PFBC to upgrade more wild trout streams in 2020

Tell PFBC to upgrade more wild trout streams in 2020 On April 27th and 28th, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will meet in Harrisburg to approve upgraded protections for 85 Wild Trout Streams and 33 Class A streams. If approved, these updgraded designations will ensure the future health of clean water in these streams and allow these…

NFWF now accepting Delaware Watershed restoration grant applications

NFWF now accepting Delaware Watershed restoration grant applications The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for projects to restore fish and wildlife habitat and improve water quality under its Delaware River Program.  Proposals are due April 2. NFWF awards grants through two competitive funding opportunities– the Delaware Watershed Conservation Fund and Delaware Restoration Fund.…

DCNR Now Accepting 2020 Grant Applications

DCNR Now Accepting 2020 Grant Applications DCNR is accepting applications for its Community Conservation Partnerships Program grants. The 2020 grant application round opened January 15 and will close April 22. Funds can support projects such as: Planning, acquisition, and development of public parks Trail planning and construction River conservation and access Open space conservation Streamside tree…