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    Taxonomy Code: JD-1500.4500-800

    Programs that are responsible for working with landowners and other land users and developers to ensure that land utilization practices protect farmlands, forests and open spaces, many of which are being converted to urban uses, from unnecessary erosion and sedimentation or other destruction. Services may include development of soil and land capability studies and maps to ascertain appropriate uses for specific tracts of land; development of conservation plans for specific areas which include measures for protecting and preserving waterways and vegetation, which provide for flood protection, and which show the location of conservation devices such as dikes, water diversions, terraces, dams, reservoirs, water conduits, grassed waterways and plantings of grass, trees and shrubs; and consultation and technical assistance for individuals, particularly farmers, who want to ensure that their lands are adequately protected.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Conservation District, York CountyThe York County Conservation District will be proactive providing conservation education, technical services and financial assistance, to enable the citizens of York County be good stewards of our natural resources. Coordinate soil & water resource management within York County. Farm conservation planning. Erosion control plan review and national pollution discharge elimination system (NPDES) permits Environmental education. Nutrient management (farm) planning. Clearinghouse for questions concerning the environment. Dirt and gravel road improvement program Watershed conservation Annual spring seedling sale York County Envirothon program Sponsors annual scholarship ($500) to a county resident matriculating at a 4-year institution, majoring in natural resources or agriculture. Tree vitalize grant program-municipal tree planting projects Flood plain monitoring assistance to municipalities. YorkYork County Conservation DistrictProperty and Taxes Office, York County Government
    Juniata County Conservation DistrictAdministers the Juniata County Farmland Preservation Program and Juniata County Recycling Coordinator Program on behalf of the Juniata County commissioners. Administers the chapter 102/NPDES program, Chesapeake Bay program, Act-38 Nutrient Management program, and Dirt & Gravel Roads programs for Juniata County on behalf of the PA Dept. of Environmental Protection and the State Conservation Commission. Offers environmental education programming for educational institutions within Juniata county.JuniataJuniata County Conservation DistrictJuniata County Conservation District
    Warren County Conservation DistrictPromotes the wise use, enhancement, and understanding of natural resources.WarrenWarren County Conservation DistrictWarren County Conservation District

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