The Pennsylvania Wilds is blessed with more public land than Yellowstone National Park, some 16,000 miles of public waterways and tremendous wildlife. But it wasn’t always this way. 

At one point, at the turn of the 20th century, large swaths of our landscape were so cut over, people abandoned the land and laughed when the government started to buy it up to build state and national forests. Fires and flooding raged. Our now famous elk went extinct. Whitetail deer nearly suffered the same fate.

100+ years of conservation and sustainable forestry practices by many partners from the public and private sectors, have restored the Pennsylvania Wilds to what it is today.


Here, stewardship is not just a buzzword or a one-time thing. It is a way of life.

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