The Academy has graduated 569 high achieving youth from 62 counties across the state as well as students from Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, Texas, North Carolina, New York, New Jersey and Vermont.
Academy Conservation Ambassadors have…
conducted 5,269conservation education, communication, service, creative art, and outdoor mentorship projects and
engaged in over 20,000contact hours engaging in these projects and with the public.
Our Conservation Ambassadors Span the State!
Our students have worked with conservation organizations including:
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Clear Water Conservancy
Conservation Officers of Pennsylvania Association
National Wild Turkey Federation
Ruffed Grouse Society
Quality Deer Management Association
The Wildlife Society, PA Chapter.
They have also worked with conservation agencies including:
local and state parks
Pennsylvania Game Commission.
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
The mission of the Wildlife Leadership Academy is to engage and empower high school age youth to become Conservation Ambassadors to ensure a sustained wildlife, fisheries and natural resource legacy for future generations. The Academy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is a cooperative initiative involving state agencies and conservation organizations.