Stewardship is our way of life.

With 2.1 million acres of public land – natural resources are the heart of the Pennsylvania Wilds lifestyle and economy.

Here – conservation is not just a buzzword.
Stewardship of the natural environment is our way of life.  

Many people and organizations in the Pennsylvania Wilds are working as stewards of the region’s natural resources. From private citizen conservationists, to County Conservation Districts and Planners, State and Federal land managers, local land trusts, watershed organizations, sportsmen’s groups, wildlife conservation non-profits and private sector companies – an entire movement is dedicated to sustainable resource management.  These dedicated individuals strive to maintain the legacy of conservation that occurred in the region a generation ago, and the assets that are here today because of it.


Watch “The Quiet Ones: PA Wilds, DCNR & Tataboline Enos – Life Above Route 80”

a video introduction to our vast natural resources and conservation in action

Conservation Volunteer Opportunities

Coming soon!


The PA Wilds “Quiet Ones” video was produced with our partner, West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund (WPPSEF), a nonprofit organization that was founded to promote the deployment of sustainable energy technologies that benefit West Penn Power ratepayers in Pennsylvania. Learn More about WPPSEF and apply for funding for your clean energy project.

Stewardship Partners

In an unprecedented effort, dozens of federal, state and local stakeholders from the public and private sectors have rallied around this cause. Together, they are marrying conservation and economic development through sustainable nature tourism on the region’s large rural landscape. The effort is creating jobs, diversifying local economies, inspiring stewardship and improving quality of life.