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2019 Champions of the Wilds: Conservation Stewardship Award
Category: Conservation Stewardship Award
Each year, the Pennsylvania Wilds Planning Team recognizes individuals, groups, organizations, communities or businesses that in the last year have made significant contributions to help grow and sustainably develop the outdoor recreation economy and nature tourism in the Pennsylvania Wilds by marrying economic development and conservation goals. These prestigious awards are presented at the Annual Champion of the PA Wilds Dinner + Awards Banquet, which this year will be held November 7.

CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP AWARD: Honors the best practices and achievements of an individual or organization that demonstrates a commitment to conservation and outstanding resource stewardship of the natural and cultural assets in the Pennsylvania Wilds.

Award nominations will be judged by the degree to which they help advance one or more of the following goals: to create jobs, diversify local economies, inspire stewardship of natural and cultural resources, and improve quality of life.
Award nominations will also be judged by the degree to which they reflect the hallmarks of the effort to grow the outdoor recreation economy in the Pennsylvania Wilds. These hallmarks include: use of creative partnerships and planning; fostering a strong sense of place and community pride; ability to replicate new ideas or models in other communities; and demonstration of strong grassroots support.

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Thank you for nominating a Champion of The PA Wilds. As part of the application process a photo of your nominee is required. If the nominee is selected, this photo will be used on this website and during the awards presentation, as well as other announcements.

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Support letters, reports, news articles, maps, renderings, video links and other supporting documents that bolster the application are strongly encouraged.

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