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Agency Update: DCNR, Bureau of State Parks Land Management Program


Join guest speaker Mike Redding from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Bureau of State Parks for an overview of the Bureau’s land management program and opportunities for land trusts and other conservation organizations to engage.  The presentation will cover state park land over-arching land protections, federal and state compliance of certain state park land, land exchanges, land acquisitions, limitations and challenges, and future goals within the program. 30-minute presentation with 15 minutes of questions/discussion to follow.


FREE, but registration is required


Mike Redding | RMPD Planning Section, DCNR Bureau of State Parks (resource management & planning division)

Mike started working for the Commonwealth in 2004. He joined state parks in 2006 and has previously worked in the reservation and revenue section, park operations section, program services section, and currently in the planning section. His work has encompassed guiding policy and procedures, visitor services in park operations, managing legal contracts, overseeing aspects of law enforcement, managing park management plans, and managing the land program. After moving on as an industrial electrician, Mike obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Biology & Biology education (with minors in chemistry, earth science, and physics) from York College of Pennsylvania in 2002 and his master’s degree in biology from Shippensburg University in 2010. Mike currently lives in York with his wife and daughter where they enjoy walking, bicycling, fishing, kayaking, and relaxing in the outdoors.



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