BE A STEWARD
LEAVE NO TRACE
KEEPING THE PA WILDS WILD
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LEAVE NO TRACE
Help your audience understand the importance of stewardship
Building a premier outdoor recreation destination takes input from everyone. From those who promote it to those who live and work in the communities. Every single one of us has a role to play. Through the PA Wilds Steward Program, your business or organization is invited to help travelers understand how to protect the PA Wilds by practicing Leave No Trace, so that our region remains just as beautiful for future generations. As a Steward, you will be able to participate in professional development sessions around effective use of this stewardship messaging and utilize the custom Leave No Trace Seven Principles developed for our region as well as various materials designed to be shared with visitors. Stay tuned for more info – coming soon!
COMMUNITY CHARACTER STEWARDSHIP
PA Wilds Design Guide for Community Character Stewardship
The Design Guide is a free and downloadable voluntary planning document that highlights how communities in the Pennsylvania Wilds can protect or enhance their unique community character as they grow – whether that growth is due to tourism, other economic development planning, resource extraction or other industries.
- regional themes and best practices
- complementing the landscape
- case studies
- and more!
BRADFORD REGIONAL AIRPORT
USES PA WILDS DESIGN GUIDE
IN TERMINAL RENOVATION
Bradford Regional Airport recently renovated its terminal and used the PA Wilds Design Guide for inspiration. The Airport also contracted with PA Wilds based companies for the work.
Read more about the Bradford Regional Airport renovation project here.
The Bradford Regional Airport is an Experience Maker member of the WCO. Find the Airport here.
KEEPING THE PA WILDS WILDThe Pennsylvania Wilds is one of the largest blocks of green between NYC and Chicago. Let's keep it that way, together.
Our region is home to more than 2 million acres of public land, the largest wild elk herd in the northeast, some of the darkest night skies in the country, old growth forest cathedrals — and so many more unique natural experiences. But it hasn’t always been that way. By understanding our past and using tools at our fingertips, we can ensure we leave the next generation a landscape that they too can be proud of.
Help us engage regional youth and empower our next generation of conservation leaders and creative entrepreneurs!
Programming ranges from paid internships for high school students at our PA Wilds Conservation Shops, to classes offered through our PA Wilds Outdoor Industry Exploration Series, to company models where students learn business and technical skills while tying into our regional brand and platforms such as pawilds.com. These opportunities are made possible through the generous donations of companies participating in the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program.
Want to contribute to the program financially or by teaching a program?
READY TO EXPLORE MORE?
Learn more about the WCO, our place-based network of creative entrepreneurs and organizations.
Take advantage of opportunities to leverage the PA Wilds brand and grow your business.
Find more tools and resources related to WCO membership and growing your business.