Division Chief with Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources
Diane Kripas is the Division Chief of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Conservation's Partnerships Division. She leads a division dedicated to fostering partnerships between nonpublic and public agencies to encourage the protection of Pennsylvania’s outstanding natural resources, developing a statewide network of greenways and trails, and expanding community recreation opportunities. She is currently leading the implementation of Pennsylvania's nationally award winning Outdoor Recreation Plan: Natural Connections and PA's Trail Strategic Plan. For over 20 years, she has provided trail related technical and grant assistance and manages over $8 million in annual funding for Pennsylvania's trails.