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RG-65
Records of the DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES



The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) was created by Act 1995-18 which took effect July 1, 1995, and divided the functions of the abolished Department of Environmental Resources (DER) between DCNR and the newly created Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The department is charged with maintaining and preserving the commonwealth's 117 state parks; managing the 2.1 million acres of state forest land; providing information on the state's ecological and geologic resources; and establishing community conservation partnerships with grants and technical assistance to benefit rivers, trails, greenways, local parks and recreation, regional heritage parks, open space and natural areas. In June 1996, the Bureau of Recreation and Conservation was transferred to DCNR from the Department of Community Affairs upon that department's abolition.

Related records will be found in the Records of the Department of Forests and Waters (RG-6), Records of the Department of Environmental Resources (DER) (RG-43), Records of the Department of Forestry (RG-51), and the Records of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) (RG-66).

Bureau of Forestry

Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey

Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Council

Snowmobile and ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) Advisory Committee



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