Keystone Stories: The Forest

In the early days of the Commonwealth, nearly 29 million acres of Pennsylvania were covered in forest. By 1895, this number dropped to 9 million acres. While Pennsylvania provided lumber to build a nation, this invaluable natural resource was almost lost.

Thanks to the forest conservation movement that began in the late 1800s, 58% of Pennsylvania is now forest. This is not only a renewable, natural resource, but the forest is also home to countless outdoor activities.

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