unbroken forest

unbroken forest

Pimne Creek gorge

Some parts of the state are gaining forest cover while others are losing it. Land-use patterns suggest that the amount of forested acreage has remained stable because losses caused by development in southern counties have been offset by gains resulting from agriculture declines in the Northern Tier. However, extensive shale-gas development may change this trend.

Image: Courtesy Pa. DCNR
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