BCCD in the News!

Check out the link below, from Lancaster Farming! The article talks about the Forested Stream Buffer Workshop, which was held Tuesday, March 10th, by Stroud Water Research Center and the Berks County Conservation District. Other partnering agencies presented their programs along with farmers who talked about their experience with stream …

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PUBLIC NOTICE: Northern Long Eared Bat

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On April 2, 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) published notice in the Federal Register of its decision to protect the Northern Long-eared Bat (Myotis septentrionalis) as a threatened species with an interim 4(d) rule under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), primarily due to the threat posed by …

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Envirothon Competitions are Here!

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On May 5, 2015 and May 12, 2015, The Berks County Conservation District held its annual high school and middle school Envirothons at Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center. Teams from school districts all over Berks County participated in a competition that tested the students’ knowledge on natural resource topics such as forestry, …

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Invasive Insect Found in Berks County

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On Sept. 22, 2014, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, confirmed the presence the Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula, (WHITE)) in Berks County, as part of its responsibility to identify plants/weeds, insects and mites, nematodes, fungi, bacteria and viruses that impact Pennsylvania’s natural resources, flora …

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