We are a big working forest, which makes our story complex – and inspiring. Especially when you consider where we’ve been.
As hard as it is to imagine, at the dawn of the 20th Century the Pennsylvania Wilds forestland was almost entirely clear cut, stripped of timber resources. Wildfires and flooding raged, and our now famous elk went extinct. Whitetail deer nearly suffered the same fate. It took 100 years of deliberate conservation efforts to restore the Pennsylvania Wilds to what it is today.