Washington Conservation District

The District maintains a separate agricultural office that is located with the USDA agricultural offices in the Meadowlands. This provides a one stop shopping center for the farmers of Washington County and enables our employees to work closely with the USDA agencies.

Washington County, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, is ranked 3rd in the state for dry hay, 4th in alfalfa hay, and 7th in all types of forage. Our county is also ranked 1st in total sheep and lambs, 3rd in the total number of farms, and 2nd in the total number of beef and sheep farms. In addition, we have a tremendous horse industry, both pleasure and professional, in Washington County.

Our District, with assistance from the USDA-NRCS, applied for a DEP Growing Greener Grant for the Cross Creek Watershed in 2004. At present the installation of practices on three farms have been completed, and the remaining funds will be spent on one additional project in 2008.

In addition, the Partners for Wildlife Program at California University of Pennsylvania has been very successful in obtaining grants from various other sources for riparian stream corridor restoration in several watersheds in our county, including Pike Run, Pigeon Creek, Ten Mile Creek, Cross Creek, and Buffalo Creek. Together this partnership of the USDA, Partners for Wildlife, and the Conservation District are installing steam bank fencing and restoring more miles of riparian corridor than any other county in Pennsylvania

Contact Washington Conservation District

Gary Stokum
District Manager
100 W. Beau Street
Suite 105 Courthouse Square
Washington, Pennsylvania  15301
Phone: (724) 228-6774
Fax: (724) 223-4682


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Washington County, Pennsylvania

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