News & Events:

Upcoming Meetings, Conferences, Workshops & Volunteer Opportunities:


In Huntingdon County:

Monthly District Board Meeting

  • Date: 8 am Thursday, May 2, 2019.
  • Location: Huntingdon County Conservation District, 10605 Raystown Road, Huntingdon, PA
  • Public welcome

2019 Huntingdon County Envirothon

  • Date:  9:00 am Tuesday, May 14, 2019
  • Location:  Juniata College Raystown Field Station
  • For more information concerning the Pennsylvania Envirothon click here

Dirt and Gravel Roads - Informational Dinner

  • Date: 6-8 pm am Friday, May 17, 2019.
  • Location:  Standing Stone VFW, 520 Penn Street, Huntingdon, PA   
  • For more information click here

State-wide:

Environmentally Sensitive Maintenance (ESM) training in Franklin/Adams Counties

  • Date:  May 21 & 22 - Tues/Wed 
  • LocationPenn State Mont Alto Multi-Purpose Activities Center, 1 Campus Drive, Mont Alto, PA 17237   Directions Campus Map
  • Suggested Hotel: Comfort Inn, 3648 Olde Scotland Road, Chambersburg, PA  17202, Phone: 480-676-5344   Directions
  • This is the training being held closest to Huntingdon County in 2019. A full list of 2019 ESM training dates is available here.

Your District at Work:


Ag BMPs in Impaired Watersheds – Phase II

Growing Greener Project #4100070417

Sponsor: Huntingdon County Conservation District

 

Project Description:  Warrior’s Mark Run is an impaired stream in Huntingdon County due to grazing related agriculture.  It is also classified as a High-Quality Cold Water Fishery.  For this project, two farms were identified where cattle had unrestricted access to Warrior’s Mark Run and where the streambanks were eroding.  This project fits within the larger goal of restoring this stream.

Goals:  to reduce nutrient and nutrient inputs into Warrior’s Mark Run by eliminating unrestricted cattle access to the stream on two farms and to improve streambanks on one farm by building restoration structures.

Results:  5423 feet of streambank fence was installed in two pastures, 5 stabilized crossings were installed to provide water access for cattle, and streambank restoration structures were installed (2 log cross vanes, 1 rock cross vane, 286 feet of toe wood, and 978 feet of mudsill).

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Costs:  $54,635 in Growing Greener funds, with an additional $56,743.96 in documented in-kind from project sponsor and partners.

Lessons Learned: Large pastures need an increased number of cattle access areas to provide adequate water for the cattle

Partners: The US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Foundation for California University of PA