Resource Conservation News & Information

District Celebrates 55th Anniversary

The Blair County Conservation District is celebrating their 55th Anniversary at the Annual District Banquet.  The Banquet will be held on Thursday October 21st, 2021, at a NEW location of…

Read More

Improving Local Waters through Plan Development

Pennsylvania is working together to restore and protect waterways within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.  Participating PA Counties are charged with reducing nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment in local streams and rivers…

Read More

Local Grant to Provide Improvements to NatureWorksPark

Blair County Conservation District was graciously awarded grant funding through Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission to install two areas of trail extensions, a bollard at the entrance, and stormwater…

Read More

BARK-BARK-BARK at NatureWorksPark

This is our very first blog and we wanted to take this space to promote two of our favorite things – the great outdoors and our pets! BCCD developed a…

Read More

Planning is the Focus for Agriculture

Agriculture is the Number One industry in Blair County and the Blair District has a strong albeit evolving program to support agriculture. District planning numbers doubled in 2020, preparing 17…

Read More

Spotlight on the DGLV Road Program

The DG&LVR program continues to address sediment pollution from undermanaged roads and drainage facilities on Dirt & Gravel Roads and paved Low Volume Roads (less than 500 vehicles per day).…

Read More

Tillage and Cover Crop Survey – 2020

The Blair County Conservation District has been cooperating with the Capital RC&D to conduct Transect Surveys of the County since 2012. The purpose of the survey is to evaluate progress…

Read More

Region Leader in Farms Preserved

Blair County’s Conservation Easement Purchase Program was approved in 1991. The Conservation District facilitates the program for the County of Blair. In 2020 the program preserved one large farm totaling…

Read More

Thank You Harold Bailey!

The year was 1966 and the Blair County Conservation District was formed because a group of Blair County Citizens got signatures on a petition to take to the County Commissioners.…

Read More