Did you know that all agricultural landowners and operators in Pennsylvania are required by law to have Ag Erosion and Sediment Control plans and/or Manure Management Plans?
Did you know that these plans need to be current and accurate and be implemented for you to be in compliance with the Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law?
These laws have been on the books in PA since the mid 1970’s but were recently updated in 2010 and 2011. Since the summer of 2011 the Conservation District has been conducting on farm and in meeting outreach and educational efforts to inform landowners and operators of their responsibilities with respect to these regulations.
York County Conservation District (YCCD) Office: 717-840-7430
YCCD Agricultural Staff: 717-755-2966
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) York Service Center: 717-755-2966 x3
For Conservation Planning Assistance a COOPERATOR FORM will need to be filled out and mailed to the Conservation District. This can be found on the YCCD website at www.yorkccd.org Click on the Agriculture tab on the top menu bar and select “Cooperator Form” to request District assistance.
The Conservation District mailing address is 118 Pleasant Acres Road, York, PA 17402
If you are interested in using a private consultant to develop your Ag E&S/conservation plan or your manure management/nutrient management plan, the following websites can be accessed for names and contact information.
For certified conservation planners access the USDA-NRCS website at http.//techreg.sc.egov.usda.gov.Then click through to find list of planners for your area.
Then click on Nutrient Management, then NM Certified Specialist search.
Visit the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) website at www.dep.pa.gov for information on:
Visit the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) website at www.agriculture.pa.gov for information on:
Visit the Penn State Cooperative Extension website at http://extension.psu.edu/york for educational materials and upcoming events & training related to cover crops, no-till, nutrient management as well as spreader calibration.