A weekly blog for all things conservation
by Ryan Reed An article reprinted from Forest Fridays, a DCNR publication.
Roughly 17 million acres of Pennsylvania are covered by forests; approximately one third of which is publicly accessible. We should all be thankful for these facts for so many reasons, including benefits of clean air and water, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, and so many more.
One reason to be thankful for forests, which I don’t often encounter in things I read, is much less quantifiable and admittedly abstract, but I would bet that many readers feel the same. I think I speak for many of us when I say that I’m thankful for our forests for the sense of wonder they inspire.
By: Andy Yencha; Penn State Extension
Stormwater harms local creeks, rivers, and lakes in two major ways. It causes physical damage like flooding, streambank erosion and loss of fish habitat when too much water drains into a creek or river too quickly; and it causes water pollution because stormwater often contains harmful materials picked up when it washed across the land. These pollutants can be grouped into five broad categories.
By: Kevin Brown, Ag Resource Specialist, BCCD
You haven’t? Then you just don’t know what kind of soil you are dealing with, do you? This is really a neat little experiment to see just how good your soil really is. How healthy is it? I have written a number of articles about soil health, as you may well know, and this is one way to determine how good your soil is.
Various staff at the Bradford County Conservation District