The Academy has graduated 371 high achieving youth from 62 counties across the state as well as students from Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, Texas, North Carolina, New Jersey and Vermont.
Academy Conservation Ambassadors have…
conducted 1840conservation education, communication, service and art projects and
engaged in over 7,600contact hours with the public.
Youth Distribution Across 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
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 is a cooperative initiative involving state agencies and conservation organizations and is administered by the Pennsylvania Institute for Conservation Education, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.