Allegany Soil Conservation Distirct

The Allegany Soil Conservation Distirct serves one of three mountainous counties in Western Maryland. The narrow mountain ridges, separated by steep valleys, present unique challenges for controlling runoff and erosion. The Allegany SCD addresses three major program areas - agriculture, surface mining (coal) and urban development.

Severe flooding during the past several years has caused the District to focus on stream channel and streambank restoration programs. The district has been successful in acquiring grants from nontraditional sources to implement stream restoration projects in several watersheds, and will contine to seek grant monies to implement additional stream restoration projects over the next several years.

Priorities & Mission

  • Complete soil conservation and water quality plans for farms as part of the state's nonpoint-source pollution control goals.
  • Provide timely review and inspection of erosion and sediment control plans and stormwater management plans.
  • Promote the Maryland Agricultural Water Quality Cost-Share Program and the Maryland Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program to help farmers pay to install BMP's to protect the environment.
  • Implement stream restoration projects in the Braddock Run, Jennings Run and George's Creek watersheds to address aspects of Maryland's Tributary Strategies.
  • Assist the MD Bureau of Mines in implementing erosion and sediment control practices on surface mine sites.

Contact Allegany Soil Conservation Distirct

Contact Allegany Soil Conservation Distirct

Adam Heavner
District Manager
12407 Naves Cross Road, NE
Cumberland, Maryland  21502-8212
Phone: (301) 777-1747
Fax: (301) 777-7632


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Allegany County, Maryland