The Wyoming County Conservation District strives to maintain, improve and sustain the natural resources of Wyoming County while promoting conservation based on education, planning, cooperation and involvement of all citizens of the County.
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The Center's Environmentally Sensitive Maintenance (ESM) Course is an intense two-day classroom session focused on providing the knowledge and tools necessary for road owners to maintain roads in a more cost-efficient and environmentally sensitive manner. The Center holds approximately 12 ESM Courses at locations around Pennsylvania every year. The course runs from 8 am to 4 pm for two days and includes lunch. The course is free to municipal, county, and state agencies involved with PA's Dirt and Gravel Road Program. The course is also free to private contractors participating in DGLVR projects. Out-of-state attendees must pay a fee of to attend. This course provides 1.3 Continuing Education Units and 13 PDH credits (Professional Development Hours) through the PSU College of Engineering. Click one of the links below for more information.
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Notice Regarding District Operations Amid Public Health Emergency
In accordance with Governor Wolf’s 3/19/2020 order and guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP), the Wyoming County Conservation District will operate on a limited basis until further notice.
Office Closure: The Wyoming County Conservation District’s physical office is currently closed.
No fieldwork: Our staff will be working from home. They will not be visiting earthmoving, construction, or other such sites. (The governor’s order has mandated a stop to construction and other similar activities.)
E&S Plan Reviews & NPDES Permit Processing:
PA DEP has suspended the timeframes for providing permit decisions established in the Policy for Implementing the Department of Environmental Protection Permit Review Process and Permit Decision Guarantee due to the office closures related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please note that district staff will continue to process received permit applications on a limited basis. However; due to the current situation, applicants may experience delays receiving decisions. PA DEP has indicated they will provide emergency authorizations for projects that are critical to public health and safety (for further information contact DEP directly at 570-826-2511).
Plans can continue to be submitted to our office. It is recommended that they be sent by U.S. mail, as staff will not be available to sign for packages. Please be aware that the processing of plans/permit applications will likely be delayed, especially for new applications.
Staff Accessibility: Our staff is currently working from home and can be reached by email or telephone.
Annual Spring 2020 Seedling Sale: Our annual seedling sale has been cancelled. Thank you to all of our loyal customers. We hope to see everyone next year.
Your patience and understanding during this unprecedented situation are much appreciated.