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Pennsylvania Game Commission Program Update


Join WeConservePA in welcoming Bryan Burhans from the Pennsylvania Game Commission for a brief activity update and opportunity for conversation.  Bryan will give participants an overview of the various program areas of the Game Commission, the commission’s work in preserving state game lands, and opportunities for land trusts to engage and partner. A presentation of roughly 30 minutes will be followed by discussion.




Bryan Burhans | Executive Director, Pennsylvania Game Commission

Bryan received an Associate of Science degree in Wildlife Technology and a B.S. degree in Wildlife Science from The Pennsylvania State University. Bryan received his M.S. degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology from Frostburg State University. He worked as a Wildlife Biologist for the Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries for 2 years and, after receiving his M.S. degree, he served as Wildlife Biologist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for two years. Then, in 1997, he went to work for the National Wild Turkey Federation in Edgefield, SC, as the Director of Land Management Programs. Bryan then joined The American Chestnut Foundation as President and CEO in 2009. In 2014, Bryan came back to Pennsylvania to serve as the Deputy Director of the Game Commission, and in 2017 became Executive Director.  


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