Conservation District

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Mission Statement

Pike County Conservation District is committed to natural resources conservation through leadership, education, technical assistance, planning and enforcement to ensure the long term protection and sustainable use of Pike County's natural resources and implementation of environmentally sound development and land use practices.

 

About the Office

The Conservation District is a legal subdivision of state government, responsible under state law for conservation work within county boundaries.


Pike County Conservation District was established in 1956 by the County Commissioners to provide for the conservation of soil and water resources and for the control and prevention of soil erosion, thereby to preserve natural resources; assist in the control of floods; prevent impairment of dams and reservoirs; preserve wildlife; preserve the tax base; protect public lands; and protect the health and welfare of the people of Pike County. PA DEP, through the State Conservation Commission, cost shares a portion of the District's operating budget. Pike Conservation District, in turn, administers certain state regulatory and technical programs within the county. The remainder of the District's budget comes from county appropriations, fees, and grants. The District is governed by a Board of volunteer directors who meet monthly to plan programs, guide professional staff and coordinate efforts of other agencies in providing conservation assistance in Pike County.

A Clearing House of Information

Pike Conservation District serves as a community clearinghouse for natural resource conservation information and educational materials, as well as state and federal regulatory and permit information. The District maintains an inventory of map resources, technical manuals, books, videos, slides, curricula and other resources. With Pike County continuing as the fastest growing county in Pennsylvania, the District also has a considerable library of growth management and watershed planning information with details on conservation design for residential and commercial development. Most resource materials are available on loan and technical assistance is conducted free of charge.

Office Info

Hours M-F 8:00 - 4:30
Phone 570-226-8220
Fax 570-226-8222
Internal Extension 1330
Address 556 Route 402
Suite 1
Hawley, PA 18428
Contact Email pikecd@pikepa.org