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[Be a] Pennsylvania Wilds Steward

The Pennsylvania Wilds is home to some of the most spectacular lands on the east coast. It’s here that you can witness one of the largest wild elk herds in the northeast, take in internationally-certified dark night skies, meander two national wild and scenic rivers, or traverse the state’s only national forest. Largely rural and forested, the region has a rich history and culture.

We invite you to lose (or find!) yourself in the Pennsylvania Wilds lifestyle: a slower pace where the way of life is intertwined with nature and stewardship. Whether you’re new to the region or a lifelong resident, the region’s remoteness can be both awe-inspiring and unforgettable. Plan ahead and consider the 7 principles of Leave No Trace so you have a positive experience while ensuring that others can do the same.


[Practice] 7 Principles of Leave No Trace

Plan Ahead & Prepare  •  Travel & Camp on Durable Surfaces  •  Trash Your Trash & Pick Up Pet Waste  •  Leave What You Find

Be Careful With Fire  •  Keep Wildlife Wild  •  Be Mindful in Shared Spaces

Take the Free Leave No Trace Online Training Course

Did you know that a person trained in the Leave No Trace Principles is 5 times more likely to protect nature? Take the course today and become part of the global Leave No Trace movement.


Leave No Trace offers a free, inclusive online training course: Leave No Trace Training For All.


Training For All calls upon people of all different backgrounds and outdoor experiences to take action by participating in this free 45-minute virtual outdoor education course.

The course answers all of your Leave No Trace questions, including how to prepare for outdoor adventures, what to do when encountering wildlife, and so much more!


Take the free course here.

How PA Wilds Organizations Can Participate

The Pennsylvania Wilds and Leave No Trace have developed a meaningful partnership to promote sustainable tourism practices in our rural region.


Organizations located in the Pennsylvania Wilds that are interested in learning more about helping outdoor explorers practice the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace are encouraged to become a PA Wilds Leave No Trace Partner.


Learn more about the PA Wilds Leave No Trace Initiative here.


©Leave No Trace: www.LNT.org.


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