Services and Programs

AGRICULTURAL SERVICES

Agricultural Land Preservation

With rapidly disappearing farmland and enterprise, our interest is to provide agricultural protection and easements, donation incentives, promote Agricultural Security Areas, improve economic viability, farm ownership transition, and land use planning.
Contact: Emily Dekar
email: Emily.dekar@pa.nacdnet.net

Agricultural Technical Assistance

Our Team works with landowners and producers to plan, design, and install Best Management Practices aimed at improving water quality, animal health, and income. Other assistance includes: agronomy, soil and manure sampling, grazing, pest management, invasive and exotic species control, and cost-share assistance.
Contact: Nate Dewing
email: nate.dewing@pa.nacdnet.net

Chesapeake Bay Program

The Susquehanna River provides 50% of the Bay's fresh water, draining every acre of Bradford County. Services include: farm nutrient management planning; financial assistance to help protect soil and water, special project grant opportunities, education for farmers and any land-users.
Contact: Nate Dewing
email: nate.dewing@pa.nacdnet.net

Nutrient Management Program

Agricultural nutrients are regulated by Pennsylvania’s Clean Streams Law and/ or Nutrient Management Act. We would be glad to assist you with conservation and nutrient management planning; plan writing certification; composting; mortality handling; home, garden, and grounds fertilization; cost-share assistance; education and outreach; complaints.
Contact: Emily Dekar
email: Emily.dekar@pa.nacdnet.net

No-till Program

If you are considering or implementing no-till practices, our staff would be glad to help you with transitional and rotational planning, trouble-shooting, equipment set up and maintenance, and cost-share assistance.
Contact: Kevin Brown
email: kevin.l.brown@pa.nacdnet.net


EDUCATIONAL SERVICES / PROGRAMS

Teacher Training Opportunities

District educational staff offer a full range of teacher training and educational opportunities associated with the PA Dept. of Ed Standards for Environment and Ecology and Science and Technology as well as all natural resource management related issues. Trainings and education sessions are conducted as informal courses of formally with local colleges and university campuses
Contact Person: Dan Rhodes
email: Daniel.rhodes@pa.nacdnet.net

School Program Opportunities

Field, classroom, and research programs are offered in all media formats and for all natural resource issues related to Bradford County and PA. Envirothon, Poster Contest and Land Judging are sponsored by the District. District staff are certified facilitators for a number of agency programs.
Contact Person: Dan Rhodes
email: Daniel.rhodes@pa.nacdnet.net

Municipal Officials Opportunities

Municipal officials are vital to the very foundation of government in Pennsylvania. Their role is increasing in responsibility and sophistication. The Bradford County Conservation District places a high priority on providing informational and educational services for municipalities. The Conservation District remains open and flexible to adapting any programs to municipal needs.
Contact Person: Cathy Yeakel
email: yeakel@pa.nacdnet.net

General Public Opportunities

The Conservation District offers a large variety of programs that address the County’s diverse natural resource and related issues.
Contact Person: Dan Rhodes
email: Daniel.rhodes@pa.nacdnet.net

Specialized Training Opportunities

Wetland identification, watershed management, soils, stream rehabilitation, are just a few of the specialized trainings offered by the District. Customized programs are developed based on the need of the group requesting them.
Contact Person: Cathy Yeakel
email: yeakel@pa.nacdnet.net


PURCHASE TEST KITS AND BRADFORD COUNTY MAPS

Penn State Soil Test Kits

Soil fertility kit are available from the District office for $8.00 each.
Soil sampler probes are available for loan.
Contact Person: Jane Carman
email: Jane.Carman@pa.nacdnet.net

Penn State Manure Test Kits

Kits are available at the District office. Cost for the standard tests are $32.00. Additional analysis is optional.
Contact Person: Jane Carman
email: Jane.Carman@pa.nacdnet.net

Water Quality Tests

The District office serves as a drop off and pick up point for two local water testing labs. A full range of water chemistry testing is available.
Contact Person: Jane Carman
email: Jane.Carman@pa.nacdnet.net

Topographic Maps

USGS maps for the entire County are available for a cost of $8.50. Scales of 1:20,000 and 1:100,000 available.
Contact Person: Jane Carman
email: Jane.Carman@pa.nacdnet.net

Natural Resource Information

A full range of resource information is available for Bradford County. Watershed and stream data and inventories, soils information, regulatory program information and permit applications are examples.
Contact Person: Mike Lovegreen
email: Mike.Lovegreen@pa.nacdnet.net


TECHNICAL SERVICES

Erosion & Sedimentation Control

The purpose of this program is to control erosion and sedimentation from construction sites through the implementation of appropriate best management practices. District is responsible for technical plan review, permitting assistance, site inspection and compliance through a delegation agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP).
Contact Person: Brad Cummings
email: Brad.Cummings@pa.nacdnet.net

Streams & Wetlands Regulations & Permitting

Through this PA DEP program, the District offers technical assistance, permit processing, site inspection and complaint handling services in an effort to better protect our local waterways.
Contact Person: Brad Cummings
email: Brad.Cummings@pa.nacdnet.net

Dirt & Gravel Roads

The Conservation District offers technical and financial assistance to our local municipalities. This program addresses pre-selected local road segments by installing best management practices that address the environmental pollution potential present at each identified site.
Contact Person: Joe Quatrini | Kristin Pepper
email: joe.quatrini@pa.nacdnet.net | kristin.pepper@pa.nacdnet.net

Floodplains

With dramatically changing weather conditions and more severe flooding, we offer information to the general public on the importance of floodplains. The Conservation District also works with the local municipalities to assist them in understanding, updating, and enforcing their floodplain ordinances to best protect individual’s private property, their families, and the safety of the general public.
Contact Person: Cathy Yeakel
email: cathy.yeakel@pa.nacdenet.net

Storm-water

The District works closely with its partner agencies in offering informational, educational and technical assistance in managing storm-water impacts on construction sites, crop fields and communities.
Contact Person: Mike Lovegreen
email: Mike.Lovegreen@pa.nacdnet.net

Watersheds

Many locals have banned together to address common environmental concerns by forming watershed organizations/associations. These groups are supported by the Conservation District through assistance in general group organization; writing bylaws; IRS filing status; public outreach; and grant searching, writing and administration.
Contact Person: Joe Quatrini
email: joe.quatrinini@pa.nacdnet.net

Stream Technical Assistance

Our staff works with individuals and groups to address streams instabilities though technical assistance, survey, design, permitting, and construction of stream rehabilitation projects. These projects reduce sediment inputs and create aquatic and terrestrial habitat while protecting the landowner’s property.
Contact Person: Joe Quatrini
email: joe.quatrini@pa.nacdnet.net

Deadlines

Manchester Scholarship Applications – September 30, 2013