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Our Natural Heritage at Risk: Threats Facing 10 of Pennsylvania's Most Special Places

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Publication Date: June 2002

Publisher(s): PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center

Author(s): Tony Dutzik; David Masur; Ellen Montgomery

Topic: Environment (Parks, nature reserves, and open spaces)

Keywords: open space; logging; drilling

Type: Report

Coverage: Pennsylvania


Severe cuts in two of Pennsylvania's key environmental programs--coupled with new policies that would intensify logging and oil and gas drilling on public lands--threaten the future of many key ecosystems across the state. These policies would have major environmental impacts across the state. This report illustrates those impacts by highlighting the potential damage that could be done to ten important Pennsylvania ecosystems.