Paul’s relative Joseph Trimble Rothrock is known as the Pennsylvania Father of Forestry. An avid environmentalist, he taught botany and established forestry schools and programs. He served as the first president of the PA Forestry Association and as the first PA Commissioner of Forestry.
There are several places dedicated in his honor: Rothrock State Park in central PA, a bronze plaque near his birthplace in McVeystown, PA, a historical marker in West Chester, PA, and a plaque in the rotunda of the PA State Capital building.
Paul may be 6 generations removed but the love for preserving and enjoying our country’s finest lands runs strong in his blood. We are proud to carry on the tradition by instilling the love for conservation, camping, hiking, and stewardship to our children and those we meet.
Together with our two Girl Scout daughters, we run J. Rothrock Outfitters at the base of the Catoctin Mountains, just a mile from Catoctin Mountain Park and Cunningham Falls State Park.