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.


June 4, 2021

Save our King: Monarchs of the Wilds

The monarch butterfly is both beautiful and in need of help. Learn about the conservation efforts that have been implemented for the monarch butterfly and how you can help in this week's Forest Friday!

May 21, 2021

2021 Riparian Forest Buffer webinars are now available

The Riparian Forest Buffers Series for 2021 is available now to watch online. Learn how riparian buffers can help to naturally protect our environment and the beauty of the PA Wilds.

May 14, 2021

What’s the Ruckus: Summer of the Cicadas

As you are out in the PA Wilds you may hear a unique ruckus made by none other than cicadas. In less than a month, periodical cicadas will begin to emerge from the soil where they have lived for 17 years. Learn more about these creatures through this DCNR Forest Friday article!

April 7, 2021

Cavity Nesters: Making Homes in Decaying Wood

With springtime here, learn about the furry and feathered animals that are known as cavity nesters here in the PA Wilds. Keep your eye out for cavity nesters as you journey through the region.

March 26, 2021

How you can support streamside buffer plantings via new Keystone Tree Fund

Pennsylvanians interested in supporting streamside buffer and urban tree plantings can help through the newly established Keystone Tree Fund.

March 22, 2021

In search of the wild leek: The first green of spring in the PA Wilds

Much like the opening day of trout season, the return of the red-winged blackbird and the switch to Daylight Saving Time, the emergence of wild leeks in the Pennsylvania Wilds region is among the true harbingers of spring.

March 19, 2021

PA Outdoor Corps: Investing in the Next Generation and Our Public Lands 

The PA Outdoor Corps is a program designed to cultivate the next generation of stewards and workforce while also improving our public lands. Being home to the largest concentration of public lands between NYC and Chicago, the PA Wilds has seen its fair share of benefits from the program, which can be adapted to any public land spaces in communities across the Commonwealth.

March 2, 2021

Donated easement helps protect West Branch Susquehanna River Basin

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy recently announced the permanent protection of a 100-acre property in Penn Township, Clearfield County, that is bordered by approximately 6,000 feet of stream frontage along Bell Run, a tributary in the headwaters of the West Branch Susquehanna River.

February 17, 2021

Lynn Hall: ‘Fallingwater’ in the Pennsylvania Wilds

Along Route 6 in the PA Wilds is Lynn Hall, a building with visual similarities and actual ties to Frank Lloyd Wright's famous Fallingwater.

February 9, 2021

Quick tips for exploring Penn’s Woods in Winter

When snow accumulates in state parks and forests, it's important to be prepared -- especially when you're out in the Wilds. If you are thinking of going out to enjoy some winter recreation, remember the following tips to keep warm, safe, and have an enjoyable time out in Penn’s Woods.