Established by The Wild Resource Conservation Act of 1982, WRCP is a part of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. We work closely with the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to conduct and support research, conservation and education projects focused on preserving Pennsylvania’s biodiversity.
WRCP identifies research and conservation needs and priorities, provides grants and facilitates the flow of information between researchers, conservationists and educators. Over the past 29 years we’ve helped:
- Develop County Natural Heritage Inventories that locate and identify rare species and special habitats in all 67 Pennsylvania Counties
- Identify species most at risk from climate change
- Reintroduce river otters and osprey to the Commonwealth
- Produce Cosmo’s World, an Emmy award winning biodiversity film series
- And much more!