Reinvest in Public Lands
State parks and forests are the backbone of Pennsylvania’s $29 billion outdoor-recreation industry, offering opportunities for pastimes like hiking, camping, and fishing that bring families together and pass along a rich outdoor heritage to younger generations. State parks and forests also provide important habitat for wildlife, and forests supply timber for the state’s $5.5 billion forest-product industry. The Environmental Stewardship Fund has funded crucial repairs and improvements in state parks and forests, as well as in areas managed by the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) for hunting and fishing.
- 250+ projects to rehabilitate facilities and infrastructure in state parks and forests
- 17 hazardous dams fixed
- 10 state fish hatcheries improved
- The Legacy of Pennsylvania Parks and Forests: The Future Is in Our Hands (Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation)
- The Economic Significance and Impact of Pennsylvania State Parks (Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources)