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Friday, April 13, 2012

Conservation in Pennsylvania is in peril


State government in Pennsylvania is still grappling with the lingering effects of the worst economy since the Great Depression. At a time when the state's natural resources are facing unprecedented threats from shale gas development, budgets for state- and community-level conservation, and for state parks and the state forest all have been brutally slashed over the last 5 years.

This presentation provides some of the financial details of the state of conservation funding in Pennsylvania. It shows clearly that conservation in the state where the conservation movement began is in peril.