Read: “A declaration of principles for the Pennsylvania Wilds Team”

A declaration of principles
FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA WILDS TEAM

WE the residents, business community, marketers, representatives and stewards of the rivers, streams and lakes, towns and villages, parks and forests, wildlife and dark skies that comprise the region known collectively as THE PENNSYLVANIA WILDS, hereby commit ourselves to fulfilling the following mission and upholding and living by the unique core values that define THE PENNSYLVANIA WILDS and the authentic experiences it represents.

OUR MISSION
Celebrate and nurture our natural wonders by connecting people with nature.

OUR PHILOSOPHY
The way of nature is our way of life.

OUR METHOD
Welcome those who share our passions.

OUR PROMISE
The road less traveled makes all the difference.
Our organization springs from the core values of the wild soul. We will adhere and live by these beliefs even if doing so becomes unpopular or costs us commercial opportunity.

OUR VALUES INCLUDE
Charm not chain
Stewardship of the land
The joy of exploration and discovery
Cultivating the relationship between people and the environment
Preserving, sharing and creating new stories
Aspiring to excellence in all we do.

Our personality traits reflect the unique characteristics that distinguish us from other places in the world. We celebrate these traits and bring them into every facet of
THE PENNSYLVANIA WILDS.

WE ARE: Down to earth; Quirky and authentic; Wild yet welcoming; Enthusiastic and optimistic; Rugged and resourceful. We commit ourselves to working toward fulfillment of our mission every day, while living by our core values in
THE PENNSYLVANIA WILDS.

Download a pdf copy of the declaration here.