Land & Water

The NCCD, formed in 1949 under the Conservation District Law, is a subdivision of state government and is one of 66 Conservation Districts throughout the state of Pennsylvania. The purpose of the Conservation District is to promote the protection, maintenance, improvement, and wise use of the land, water, and other natural resources.

Farmland Preservation

Join the over 2,000 acres already preserved in Northumberland County, and preserve your farm for future generations.

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We provide technical assistance to landowners regarding manure management, erosion & sedimentation, and best management practices.

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Environmental Education

We receive requests for environmental education programs. See what programs we can offer you, and find the latest info about Envirothon events.

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Watershed Protection

Everyone lives in a watershed. What’s yours, and what can you do to help protect it? You’ve come to the right place to find out.

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Erosion & Sedimentation

Do you need an E&S control plan or a National Pollution Discharge and Elimination System permit for your project?

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Dirt, Gravel, and Low Volume Roads

Municipalities have an opportunity to receive funding through the District thanks to this statewide program.

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Dam Safety and Waterway Management

Many activities require permits when working in or around a stream. Find out what you need so you’re fully covered.

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Mosquito-borne Disease Control

Mosquitoes are not only pesky, but they can also be deadly. Find out what we’re doing to minimize their effects.

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Permits And Applications

Just need a form? You’ll find what you’re looking for right here.

Trees Are Awesome

The 2020 District Tree Sale has been cancelled. We hope to see you in 2021!

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In response to direction from Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, the Northumberland County Conservation District is currently operating on a limited basis.

Our staff continues to work from home.

All meetings and events scheduled for this location during this time period are canceled or postponed. 

There will be no public access to the Northumberland County Conservation District office.  To leave a message, please call 570-495-4665.  Voice messages left at this number will be checked once a week.  For a faster response, you may email District Manager, Judy Becker at or call 570-898-3710. 

Thank you for your understanding during this time.