$290,734 Awarded to Protect Pennsylvania’s Native Biodiversity

Wild Plant SanctuariesImage via PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

PENNSYLVANIA — The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) announced that $290,734 in Wild Resource Conservation Program grants have been recently awarded to eight projects aimed at protecting Pennsylvania’s native biodiversity.

“These projects play an important role in ongoing conservation work to protect vulnerable wildlife species that are affected by climate change, human impacts and other threats,” said Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn. “As the state agency responsible for stewardship of our natural resources, DCNR supports projects of these types to protect and preserve our native wildlife resources for future generations.”

Overseen by DCNR, the program safeguards Pennsylvania’s non-game animals, native plants and their habitat. Grants are awarded in three areas: species surveys, conservation and management.

See the Wild Resource Conservation Proram 2022 Grant Awardees List (PDF) for more information on the specific projects.

Launched in 1982, Wild Resource Conservation Program encourages and supports research and protection efforts to conserve Pennsylvania’s diverse native wildlife resources, including bird and mammal species, amphibians and reptiles, insects and wild plants.

Learn more about the Wild Resource Conservation Program on the DCNR website.

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