Conservation District



Cambria County Conservation District
Hours:

Monday - Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Staff:

John Dryzal, District Manager
Mary Ellen Bard, Executive Assistant

Location:
401 Candlelight Drive, Suite 229
Ebensburg, PA 15931

Phone:
(814) 472-2120

Fax:
(814) 472-0686



The Cambria County Conservation District deems to educate and assist the public through programs, projects and leadership in the stewardship of natural resources to sustain and enhance the quality of life.

****PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT CAMBRIA COUNTY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED ELIGIBLE  FOR FARM SERVICE AGENCY (FSA) EMERGENCY LOANS BASED ON PHYSICAL LOSSES AND PRODUCTION LOSSES CAUSED BY HURRICANE SANDY THAT OCCURRED DURING THE PERIOD OF OCTOBER 26, 2012 AND ENDING NOVEMBER 8, 2012. IF YOU KNOW OF FARMERS THAT HAD DAMAGE FROM HURRICANE SANDY, OR RECEIVE INQUIRIES ABOUT THIS PROGRAM, PLEASE HAVE THEM CONTACT THE SOMERSET FSA AT 814-445-6174. ****

Responsibilities of the Conservation District:
  • Environmental Education
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Review, Complaints, and Inspections
  • National Pollution Discharges Elimination System Permitting
  • Stream Encroachments General Permits and Complaint Handling
  • Chesapeake Bay Fund Allocation and Farmer Assistance Program
  • Dirt and Gravel Roads Program for Municipalities
  • Nutrient Management Planning and Permitting for Farmers
  • County Farmland Preservation Program
  • No-Till Drill Rental Program
  • County Watershed Stormwater Management Planning for Municipalities (ACT 167)
  • PA Tree Farm Program for Woodlot Owners
 Services Provided by the Conservation District:
  • The District provides expertise in soil erosion control, woodlot management, wetlands protection and abandoned mine reclamation for landowners and homeowners.
  • The District provides assistance to farmers in managing soil, nutrient and farmland resources.
  • The District reviews plans for municipalities that are designed to manage and control soil erosion, land use, stormwater management, farmland preservation and wetlands protection.
  • The District offers unique environmental education programs such as the Envirothon, poster contest, outdoor education activities, outdoor classroom development and nature presentations to assist educators.
  • The Disaster's edge Environmental Center is managed by the District.  It is located at 1889 Park in St. Michael. 
  • The District provides seminars and workshops on topics related to local, state and federal laws and regulations for professionals such as engineers, contractors and foresters.
  • The District acts as a clearinghouse for natural resource information, community conservation concerns and local environmental leadership efforts.

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