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17 Pa. Code § 11.211. Natural resources.

§ 11.211. Natural resources.

 (a)  The following activities are prohibited except with written permission of the Department, or except as provided in subsection (b):

   (1)  Cutting, picking, digging, damaging or removing, in whole or in part, a living or dead tree, shrub or plant.

   (2)  Damaging, defacing, cutting or removing rock, shale, sand, clay, soil or other mineral product, natural object or material.

   (3)  Planting a seed, tree, shrub or plant.

   (4)  Feeding wildlife.

   (5)  Releasing an animal that was brought into a State park.

 (b)  The following activities are permitted:

   (1)  Gathering edible fruits, nuts, berries and fungi, in reasonable amounts, for one’s own personal or family consumption. This permission does not apply to wild plants listed in Chapter 45 (relating to conservation of Pennsylvania native wild plants) as threatened, endangered, rare or vulnerable.

   (2)  Gathering dead and down wood for use within the State park in a fireplace, grill, stove or other facility designated by the Department for campfires.

Cross References

   This section cited in 17 Pa. Code §  11.223 (relating to violation of rules regarding conduct in State parks).

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