Good Links to more information:
Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs (P.F.S.C.)
They provide a statewide, united voice for the concerns of all sportsmen and conservationists. Their legislative reports are amazingly accurate and up-to-date. The essence of Sportsmanship.
Trout Unlimited (T.U.)
Preserving and restoring Trout and Salmon fisheries for 45 years, the members of TU are bulldogs in their mission of protecting our streams.
If you’re an angler, you should join your local chapter.
The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (P.F.B.)
The PFB has represented rural families in Pennsylvania for many years. Representing 63 of the 67 counties, they can keep you up-to-date on “Ag Facts & Stats” as well as Legislation important to landowners.
Keystone Trails Association (K.T.A.)
The voice of Pennsylvania’s hiking community. They provide over 34,000 hours /year of volunteer work on our public lands. Active in protecting Pennsylvania’s footpath since 1956, this is an organization worth joining and supporting. They have
an amazing supply of accurate and up-t-date maps and guides, so you “stay found”
out there. http://www.kta-hike.org
Pennsylvania Forestry Association (P.F.A.)
They have been representing Tree Farmers and Landowners since 1886. They are the leaders in sound forest management and education.
Find them at http://pfa.cas.psu.edu/
Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation
They have litigated over 125 cases to protect our air and water, with a
"The people have a right to clean air, pure water and to the preservation of natural, scenic, historic and aesthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania's natural resources are the common property of all the people including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people." Article 1, Section 27 of our Pennsylvania Constitution
PEDF is the only statewide organization which has sued the Commonwealth to assure us of our rights to clean air and water. Follow the court case and donate to this worthy organization at
Republicans for Environmental Protection ( R.E.P)
If you see a Green Elephant, that's a sign that REP is in your neighborhood. They are a sincere, dedicated group; check out their National site & read a few of Jim DiPeso's comments. Sandy Moser is President of the PA chapter.
Penn Future (Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future)
Whether it’s Harrisburg legislation, Testimony on key issues
or keeping you up-to-date via e-mail (think “Session Daze”)
this outfit is quick to respond on matters of Energy, the Economy and the Environment.
Pennsylvania Game Commission (P.G.C.)
Protecting Pennsylvania critters and their habitat since 1895, the WCO’s (“Game Wardens” if you’re over 70) ensure that we play nice out there.
Do your part – report any poachers or anyone using illegal bait. Remember, Sportsmanship is “how you act when nobody’s watching.”
NOTE: If you are a hiker or birdwatcher (or use State
Game Lands for any reason) , you should support PGC by taking the Hunter Safety Course and buying a Hunting License. Wear it on our SGLs and also when you’re hiking or birding in Arizona. www.pgc.state.pa.us
Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission (P.F.B.C.)
They not only care for the waterways, they have charge of the cold-blooded critters, too - anything from Efts to Timber Rattlesnakes.
Always in a friendly competition with PGC, the Waterways Patrolmen (WWPs) will tell you where the big ones are. Show your support by buying a
license. They need the money & the retro tags look cool.
There is no such thing as "bad weather". It's inappropriate gear.
Comment from a member of Alaska's Tlinget people. 2000