Episode 14: Pennsylvania: A Pioneer in Conservation

We’re beginning the new year with a meaningful nod to the past. For 125 years, the Pennsylvania Game Commission has officially managed the state’s wildlife resources and our state has always been a national leader when it comes to wildlife conservation efforts here in Penn’s Woods. In this episode, Game Commission Marketing Director Matt Morrett welcomes the Bureau of Wildlife Protection’s Chad Eyler, as he shares about Pennsylvania’s earliest conservation efforts and how the realities of the 1800’s – dwindling wildlife, deforestation, pollution and unregulated hunting and trapping – led to the creation of the Game Commission. Chad shares his story about how his long-time passion for the outdoors – as an Eagle Scout, thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, serving as a DCNR Park Ranger and much more – led him to become a Pennsylvania State Game Warden and serve wildlife and the public for more than 20 years.

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