Near the turn of the 20th century, deforestation was wreaking havoc on the forests across the United States. It was during this time, a man by the name of Gifford Pinchot had some ideas about how to reduce such impacts on forests and conserve our natural resources for future generations. Join us as we discover the life and accomplishments of Conservation Leader, Gifford Pinchot.
Events mentioned on the show:
SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2022 AT 1 PM – 3:30 PM
Winter Tree Identification
Lackawanna State Park
Register here: Winter Tree Identification - DCNR Calendar of Events (pa.gov)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2022 AT 11 AM – 3 PM
Lackawanna State Park
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An American marine biologist, author, and conservationist, Rachel Carson went on to write one of the most influential environmental books of the 20th century and is credited with advancing the global environmental movement. Join us as we discuss her life and dedication to the environment.
Woods in Your Backyard Series
The vast majority of landowners have small woodlots less than 10 acres in size. Woods in Your Backyard Series is designed specifically, but not exclusively, for smaller landscapes. Join Penn State Extension to learn how landowners can positively influence the environment by implementing simple stewardship practices.
When (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM ET) on each Wednesday from Jan. 19 - March 16th
Considered by many to be the father of wildlife conservation in the United States, Aldo Leopold made great strides in conserving, restoring, and protecting many areas of America. Join us we discuss his life and the amazing legacy which he left us.
Perhaps you know the story about the Wisemen following the star to Bethlehem, but what exactly did they bring, and why was it so precious? Tune in this week as we discuss where these gifts originate, what they are used for, and their conservation status.
We're going outside and looking up at the night sky this week! Join us as we discuss meteor showers and some other planetary phenomena and mention some prime times to get outside and enjoy the night sky.
Over the course of the last month, the woods have been active with archery and rifle hunters trying their hand at a trophy. Whitetail deer are a popular game animal in the Keystone state and that's why we're covering some lesser-known information and facts about this ungulate. Join us!
It was the era of the Great Depression. Few jobs, scarcity of food, hardships in every walk of life. Franklin D. Roosevelt had an idea. Implement conservation practices and put young men to work. Both facets of the idea were successful and created many of the state parks and park infrastructure still in use today and provided an income stream for struggling families. Join us this week as we discuss the benefits of the CCC.
Maybe you've heard of it. Maybe your friends love it. Maybe you're avoiding it because you don't know how to say it. It's Geocaching pronounced (jee-oh-kash-ing). And it's a great way to get some fresh air, discover a new trail, and find some hidden treasure. Join us as we find out where this hobby originated, how you can get started, and how you can connect with a few groups in the area that will help point you in the right direction.
As it turns out, Pennsylvania has 2 species of fox living within the state. Join us as we discuss what they look like, where they live, and yeah, we might even have some pretty cool facts about foxes too (hint: one involves trees).
Did you hear? 3 plants have been added to the list of flora that are no longer available for purchase or trade in the Keystone. Find out what plants have been banned and why they're such a nuisance.