Conserving Resources for Future Generations

Welcome to the Bedford County Conservation District website.

Please note our new telephone number - 814-623-8099.


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Equipment Rental Program

BCCD has managed a no-till equipment rental program for nearly 40 years. Since that first no-till corn planter in 1984, the program has expanded to currently include no-till drills of various configurations, 4-row and 6-row no-till corn planters, and lime spreaders.

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News and General Information

CD Board meetings

Event announcements

Newsletter - Annual Report

Website updates

Scholarship Information

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Download Page

One-stop-spot for downloading fact sheets, forms and other documents relating to all Conservation District programs including Erosion and Sedimentation Control, Dirt, Gravel and Low Volume Roads, Equipment Rental and Recycling.

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Agriculture Regulations and Compliance Guidance

  Here you can find information about nutrient management and manure management regulations and planning, no-till and cover crop planting assistance, CAFO's and CAO's, the Farmland Preservation Program, and Conservation Planning.

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Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control

The Erosion and Sedimentation Control Technician reviews plans, conducts inspections, responds to complaints and works with the Department of Environmental Protection to help the regulated community meet their obligations to clean water in our streams.

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Dirt, Gravel and Low Volume Road Program

The Dirt, Gravel, and Low-Volume Road Program provides technical and financial assistance to municipalities and other owners of public roads to implement best practices targeted at reducing pollution, primarily sediment, to road-adjacent waterways

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The South Central Counties Solid Waste Authority and the Conservation District each provide recycling programs for residents to divert household recyclables from the landfill waste stream. Learn about recycling opportunities by clicking here.

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Environmental Education

Each year, Bedford County Envirothons are offered for students in elementary, junior high and senior high. Educational programs for classrooms, field day events on farms, and more, involve the entire staff in public education.

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Conservation District watershed management staff work with agency partners and non-profits and others to monitor stream health, to implement projects that enhance in-stream habitat and stabilize eroding streambanks, and to improve riparian zone function.

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Tree Seedling Sale

Bedford County Conservation District will NOT have a tree and shrub seedling sale in 2024. Please check back in early 2025.

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Ag BMP Financial Assistance

Find information on cost-share grant programs from the DEP, the PDA, USDA, and others as well as tax rebate programs such as REAP.

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Bedford County Action Plan

A locally driven initiative using best management practices to reduce nutrient and sediment pollution impacting Bedford County waterways.

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