DCNR officials recently announced a statewide pilot program to assist landowners with planting forest buffers along streams in Pennsylvania to improve water quality. Forest buffers provide critical barriers between polluting landscapes and receiving waterways, reduce flooding, cool stream temperatures, and improve fish habitat. For additional information about riparian forest buffers in your area, contact your local service forester.
This DCNR grant opportunity will open on August 1 and close September 15 with award announcements expected in late 2016. Eligible grant-funded activities include landowner outreach, buffer design, site preparation and installation, necessary materials, and short term monitoring of planted buffers.
For more information about this pilot program visit the DCNR Riparian Forest Buffers Grant webpage.