Cover Crop Planting Time is Here

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Small grain harvest has been completed in much of the state and corn silage harvest is just around the corner, starting in southern PA. One of the important principles of soil management is to keep the soil covered at all times, and to have continuous living root growth in the …

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Farmers can R.E.A.P. the Benefits of Conservation

REAP

The 2015-2016 REAP (Resource Enhancement and Protection) Application is now on the Department of Agriculture’s Website. REAP is a tax credit program for agricultural producers who install best management practices or make equipment purchases that reduce erosion and sedimentation that impacts Pennsylvania’s streams and watersheds. Farmers may receive tax credits of …

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Chapter 102 Training Offered in Two Workshops

Silt Fence

There are two Chapter 102 NPDES & PCSM Trainings for the Regulated Community happening in November. Registration is now open for both. The trainings are identical. The first training for the regulated community (hosted by PA Association of Conservation Districts) will be held Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at the Red …

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New Conservation Guides Available to Download

Green Guides

BCCD’s partners at the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary-Schuylkill Action Network and the Philadelphia Water Department have released helpful guides for various types of landowners.  These guides provide information to farmers, businesses, homeowners, and municipalities about ways to conserve our water and soil resources.  BCCD normally keeps a limited supply …

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New Source Water Protection Video & Conference

Source Water protection

Earlier this month, Tioga County Conservation District produced two educational videos as part of their Water Resources Education Network (WREN) Watershed Education Grant. Below is one of the videos that Tioga County produced – Clean Water Solutions for Municipalities – Tioga County, PA and Beyond (9 min. 15 seconds). The below video describes …

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PUBLIC NOTICE: Northern Long Eared Bat

Northern Long eared bat

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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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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