Conservation District

Conservation District

County Conservation Districts operate under the belief that conservation works best when local people, those who live and work in the area, play an active role in managing their natural resources. Because Conservation Districts are familiar with local issues, they are able to manage the resources of a particular area.

Join the Elk County Conservation District, Penn State Master Gardeners, DCNR, Keystone Elk Country Alliance,…
Composting is using the natural process of decay to change organic wastes into a valuable…
Rain gardens are a stormwater treatment method that can be used in your own backyard!…
To learn more about recycling in the Elk County area, please visit the recycling website.
 What is a Rain Barrel? A rain barrel is a container that is placed under…
The road to conservation as a society starts with you! There are many things that…
 The Elk County Conservation District hosted a successful Clays for Conservation Shoot on Sunday July…
WHEN: The 6th Annual Les Haas Memorial Trail Challenge will feature a 14k run, 7K…
What is the Envirothon? Each year students from public and private schools are invited to…
The West Creek Wetland Learning center is a cooperative effort between the County of Elk,…
A watershed is the area of land where all of the water that falls in…
Goals of the Program Monitor drinking water supplies in Elk County Collect base-line water quality…
Background Information: The gypsy moth was introduced into the U.S. in 1869. In Medford Massachusetts…
Noxious & Invasive Weed Survey In 2010, 2011 and 2012 the Elk County Conservation District…
New Culvert & Concrete Headwall Locks Hill Road (T359), Jones Township, 2011 Pennsylvania's Dirt &…
Pennsylvania’s Chapter 102 (Erosion and Sediment Control and Stormwater Management Regulations) have existed since 1972.…
On October 29, 2011 the PA Department of Environmental Protection released a revised Manure Management…
The purpose of the Agriculture program in the conservation district is to assist farmers, livestock…
Wetlands are identified based on wetland hydrology, wetland plant communities, and hydric soils. Wetland hydrology…
Streams are bodies of water that carry along a clearly defined path, called a channel.…
General Permits (GPs) were created for activities or structures that do not pose a significant…
Background Information: Any proposed activity or structure located in or along a stream or wetland…
Accelerated Erosion – The removal of the surface of the land through the combined action…
Some earth moving projects may require a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for…
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