Who We Are

The Endless Mountains Heritage Region (EMHR) was established in 1998 as a non-profit, membership-based organization within the PA Heritage Areas Program. It is one of 12 current heritage areas across the Commonwealth, which are designated by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). The EMHR proudly serves a 2,850-square mile area encompassing Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties. The organization also serves as water trail manager for the upper North Branch Susquehanna River Water Trail, a national recreation trail and official gateway to the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network. Known for our unmatched pastoral landscapes shaped by centuries of farming and timbering as well as land conservation, the EMHR embraces its agricultural and interpretive theme of “Living with the Land,” and its mission: “To celebrate, preserve, and enhance the unique rural character and culture of the Endless Mountains.” In its 25 years of existence, the EMHR has provided financial and capacity-building support to various municipalities, public schools, and heritage partner organizations, as well as dozens of projects in order to fulfill that mission. Through the years, the EMHR has attained approximately $3 million in state funding that has been brought into the region to perform historic preservation initiatives, outdoor recreation development and improvement projects, educational programming, scenic enhancements, and heritage asset promotion. These many initiatives have undoubtedly increased the quality of life for our residents and encourage tourism across the four. The EMHR is involved in various greenway, land conservation, and trail initiatives in the area, as well as scenic byways and vista enhancements.

Vision Statement

“Through diverse partnerships, the work of the Endless Mountains Heritage Region leads to an appreciation for and investment in our heritage, culture, natural resources, and outdoor recreation opportunities, fostering both community pride and economic vitality in the counties of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming.”

EMHR’s current activities fall under five program areas:

  • Greenways, Trails, Conservation
  • “Living with the Land”–Agricultural Heritage
  • Partnership Grants
  • Education, Interpretation, Heritage Tourism
  • Heritage Partnerships and Outreach

The bylaws and governance policy for the Endless Mountains Heritage Region are available to all members upon request. To obtain these documents, please contact us.

EMHR’s Management Action Plan 2022-2026


Executive Director – Cain Chamberlin
Administrative Assistant – Marci Dake
Fiscal Coordinator – Dave Hindman

Board of Directors:
Bradford County
Christopher Desrochers – Board President
Matthew Williams, Bradford County Planning Director
Zachary Gates, County Commissioner

Sullivan County
Candy Williams, Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce Director
Barb Warburton, Bradford-Sullivan Farm Bureau
Scott Myers, County Commissioner

Susquehanna County
Brian Lione, Lione Heritage Consulting, LLC
David Palmer, Brooklyn Historical Society – Board Vice President
Duane Naugle, Susquehanna County Planning Director

Wyoming County
Carolyn Crowley, Keystone College
Lynelle Farber, Hunt Engineers, Architects & Surveyors
Rick Wilbur, County Commissioner

At Large
Amy Benjamin, Northern Tier Regional Planning & Development Commission – Secretary/Treasurer
Jean Ruhf, Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau
Robyn Cummings, Bradford County Tourism Promotion Agency

State Liaison
Christine Dettore, Northeast Regional Advisor for PA DCNR

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