November 17, 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 from reading their content.
Enjoy this week’s PA Wilds News Clips below.
In the media coverage of public lands in the PA Wilds, coverage continues on the Sugar Bay Wildfire in the Allegheny National Forest, which is now completely contained. There is also a fun story about a couple that visited all of the PA state parks.
On the PA Wilds visitor blog, John Pozza wrote about some of his favorite trails to explore in the area. Lou Bernard wrote about the I-80 Frontier, the only PA Wilds landscape that is named after a human-made feature.
On the PA Wilds Center blog, Miles Welby A Candle Co. in Williamsport is celebrating the outdoors with a special PA Wilds-themed candle line, which is now part of the PA Wilds licensing program and supports the Center’s mission.
On the PA Wilds Marketplace blog, Jo Wolfe gives a list of some of her favorite gifts made by PA Wilds artisans that are available on ShopThePAWilds.com.
PA WILDSDown Life’s Crazy Road: Trails and tales – John PozzaThe unique I-80 Frontier – Lou BernardWCO
WCO Member Spotlights
November spotlight – Hygrade Inn: The Makings of a Memorable Stay in the PA Wilds
PA WILDS CENTER
PA WILDS MARKETPLACE
MENTIONING PA WILDS PUBLIC LANDS
Parks, forests, rivers
Allegheny National ForestFirefighters battle 62-acre wildfire in Allegheny National Forest; public urged to avoid area – 90.5 WESA
Sugar Bay Wildfire in Allegheny National Forest Now Contained – Erie News NowAllegheny National Forest wildfire contained – The DerrickFire crews continue response to Sugar Bay forest fire – Times ObserverSugar Bay wildfire contained – The Bradford EraWCCBI Hosts Celebration of Excellence – Erie News Now
Bald Eagle State Park
Cherry Springs State Park
Clarion RiverEarly lumber and rafting to be topic of archaeology meeting – The Courier ExpressProgram focuses on early lumber period – The DerrickLooking back in time – The Clarion News
Cook Forest State ParkArea writer celebrates the lives and lessons of others through poetry – The Courier Express
Kinzua Bridge State ParkCarol Duffy secures another term as McKean County Commissioner – The Kane RepublicanBrooke Henry steals the show at Kinzua Bridge State Park Dry-Land Event – The Kane RepublicanDrifter, a rookie’s triumph on the MJ2KB Trail – The Kane RepublicanSled dogs visit KBSP – The Bradford Era
Parker Dam State Park
Sinnemahoning State ParkSo much to do in the region – The Bradford Era
Sproul State ForestDiscover the Largest Forest in Each of the 50 States – A-Z Animals
Susquehannock State ForestWhere is the most isolated place in Pennsylvania? – EnergyPortal.eu
Landscapes and Journeys
Elk CountrySo much to do in the region – The Bradford Era
PA Grand Canyon / Pine Creek Valley / Pine Creek Rail Trail