The Blair County Conservation District was formed in response to a local landowner generated petition to the Blair County Board of Commissioners, which was acted upon in January of 1966. Since that time, the district has continuously served the residents of Blair County. The organization chart for the Blair District illustrates the hierarchy and identifies the main entities with which ties are made. Under the direction of the State Conservation Commission and in cooperation with both the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Environmental Protection and others, the Blair County Conservation District is able to offer a wide range of services.
The District is governed in accordance with Act 217 – The Conservation District Law and is locally led by a Board of Directors appointed by the County Commissioners. The Commissioners annually solicit nominations for director positions from approved Nominating Organizations. The 7-member board consists of four “Farmer Members,” two “Public Members” and one representative of the County Governing Body. Farmer and Public Members are appointed to serve 4-year terms while the representative of the County Governing Body is appointed annually.
The Conservation District Board meets monthly, primarily at the District Office located at 1407 Blair Street in Hollidaysburg, PA. Generally, meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 7:30 PM, with exceptions for holidays and winter hours. The annual meeting schedule is advertised in January each year. Please contact our office for specific meeting dates, times and locations. All meetings are open to the public.
The mission of the Blair County Conservation District is the protection, preservation, and enhancement of Blair County’s natural resources by providing technical assistance and educational guidance.
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