Helping Revitalize Rural Communities through Outdoor Recreation Development

Leading a Locally Informed Regional Strategy, 20 Years in the Making

Building Rooted Local Wealth through Small Business Development

Being Good Stewards of our Region's Unique Character

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Buy a PA Wilds Gift Card

Those wishing to support small businesses in the Pennsylvania Wilds region now have a new tool to do so. People from anywhere can now make sure their dollars stay within the region by purchasing the new Shop the PA Wilds digital community gift card for friends, family or even coworkers.

Nominate a Champion!

Each year the PA Wilds Center recognizes individuals, groups, organizations, communities, and businesses that in the last year have made significant contributions to help grow and sustainably develop the outdoor recreation economy and nature tourism. Nine categories are open for public nominations!

PA Wilds Big Idea Contest

The finalists have been announced for the 2023 PA Wilds BIG IDEA Contest, in which local entrepreneurs will compete in a pitch contest for the chance to win $50,000 to develop their small business. Find out who the 8 finalists are and join us on June 8 in Bradford for the final pitch competition to see who wins!

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The Latest PA Wilds Center News

September 22 Weekly PA Wilds News Digest

September 22, 2023 Weekly Digest: Recent News from the PA Wilds The PA Wilds Weekly Digest is a roundup of news articles about the PA Wilds, the region’s public lands and its Landscapes and Journeys that have been published over the past week. Note: some of the news websites may have paywalls that prevent you…

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PA Wilds Planning Team takes walk on Cook Forest Sensory Trail after August meeting

Photo: Matt Marusiak (Land Protection Manager for the Pennsylvania Wilds region of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy), Britt Madera (Communications Manager of the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship), Meredith Hill (Acting Deputy Secretary of Conservation and Technical Services for the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources), and Ryan Borcz (Cook Forest State Park Manager). As…

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PA Wilds Center issues RFP for HR consultant; responses due October 15

PA Wilds Center issues RFP for HR consultant; responses due October 15 The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc. (PA Wilds Center) is soliciting proposals from qualified firms or individuals to provide Human Resource (HR) services to complete the scope of work indicated in the Request for Proposal PDF and to advise the PA Wilds…

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