Pike Conservation Districtupdated: October 2008

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, grants and fund-raising activities. 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 Clearinghouse for 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.

Vision Statement:
Pike County Conservation District will be a recognized and respected leader in fostering a conservation ethic among government officials, non-governmental groups, the development community, community associations, land owners and the general public that results in conserving the integrity of the natural systems that enrich the Pike County environment.

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.

Contact Pike Conservation District

Susan Beecher
District Manager
556 Rt. 402
Suite 1
Hawley, Pennsylvania  18428
Phone: (570) 226-8220
Fax: (570) 226-8222


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Pike County, Pennsylvania

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