Budget Proposes Additional $75M in State Forest Drilling Royalties

In his 2014-15 budget proposal, Governor Corbett budget proposes: to allow limited drilling activity on commonwealth-owned lands in instances where the drilling can occur without the need for additional surface impacts. While this change will result in limited drilling activity, it is projected to generate $75 million of immediate revenue to the commonwealth and significant additional royalty revenue […]

2014-2015 Budget Brief

The Governor’s proposed budget maintains the status quo on key conservation funding programs, including the Keystone Recreation, Park & Conservation Fund, Growing Greener (Environmental Stewardship Fund) and farmland preservation.  The budget zeroes out funding for Heritage Area Programs (which had been zeroed out for several years until last year when it was allocated $2.25 M). […]

Urge Legislature to Protect Wildlife

The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association joined several conservation and environmental organizations in urging the legislature to oppose House Bill 1576 and Senate Bill 1047. These proposals would undermine the ability of our wildlife management agencies to protect the mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians of the Commonwealth. The current process allows scientists and wildlife management […]