Due to the risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, please use appropriate precautions when traveling in the PA Wilds and refer to the PA Department of Health for updates.



April 21, 2022

CleanScapes shows how little acts can make a big difference.

As spring slowly comes to the PA Wilds, a CleanScapes member reflects on how she started a small act of stewardship in her neighborhood, and how that made her community and natural space a little more beautiful.

April 20, 2022

Use these four ‘Leave No Trace’ tips on your next birdwatching trip

Birding is an activity that can be enjoyed in all seasons. Check out these tips from the Leave No Trace Organization and make your next birding trip a great one!

April 14, 2022

A good year, and season, for mast

The mast is the fruit of forest trees. There are hard masts, like acorns, and soft masts, like fox grapes, and both can be found across the state of Pennsylvania. But what causes a good year for masts?

April 12, 2022

In the PA Wilds,1816 was known as a year without a summer

Water stayed frozen well into June. Crops refused to grow. Throughout April and into late May, feet of snow were still falling on the present-day Pennsylvania Wilds. 1816 was known as the year without a summer.

April 5, 2022

Remote work initiative launches in Pennsylvania Wilds community

Piloting in summer 2022 in the PA Wilds community of Bellefonte, The Wilds Are Working: A Remote Lifestyle Experience will allow remote workers to live, work, volunteer, and explore all that the rural area has to offer. Applications are now open through April 30 to participate in the July 2022 Remote Lifestyle Experience.

April 4, 2022

How to estimate deer density on your property

Learn the various way to get an estimated count of the number of deer that utilize your property from AccuForage! Collecting this data can help you decide how to manage your property for the coming seasons.

March 31, 2022

What in the world is the Susquehanna River Water Trail?

The Susquehanna River Water Trail runs over 500 miles throughout PA. From the West Branch of the Susquehanna in the PA Wilds, through the valleys of Central PA, to Harrisburg and continuing into Maryland, one can have an amazing adventure anywhere.

March 29, 2022

In the 1800s wilderness of the PA Wilds, there was a healer named Nancy Range.

Learn about the unfailing nature of the PA Wild's earliest healers Nancy Range. Known at the time as Aunt Nancy, learn about her adventures and the impact her knowledge had on the people around her. Continue to celebrate Women's History Month, and all the Women of the Wilds, with Nancy Range.

March 24, 2022

Volunteers with a passion for stewardship restore bird boxes in the PA Wilds

Volunteers from the Pennsylvania Wildlife Habitat Unlimited (PWHU) restore bird boxes at Beaver Run and Shaggers Inn Pond in the PA Wilds! PWHU organization has been dedicated to stewardship efforts in the PA Wilds for decades. Learn about their most recent project and upcoming stewardship efforts from the PWHU.

March 22, 2022

Learn about how to prevent aquatic invasive species this fishing season

Fishing season is just around the corner in the PA Wilds and across PA. The PA Wilds has over 2,000 miles of wild trout streams to experience this season, so now is a great time to learn about how to prevent Aquatic Invasive Species.