Cambria Conservation District

Mission of the Conservation District

The Cambria County Conservation District is a legal subdivision of state government authorized under the Pennsylvania Conservation District Law Act 217 of 1945, and created by the Cambria County Commissioners on March 23, 1950. It advocates and assist the public through programs, projects and leadership in the stewardship of natural resources to sustain and enhance quality of life.

Responsibilities of the Conservation District

  • Environmental Education
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Review, Complaints, and Inspections
  • National Pollution Discharges Elimination System Permitting
  • Stream Encroachments General Permits and Complaint Handling
  • Chesapeake Bay Fund Allocation and Farmer Assistance Program
  • County Mineral Assessment Office Duties
  • Duman Lake County Park Administration
  • Dirt and Gravel Roads Program for Municipalities
  • Nutrient Management Planning and Permitting for Farmers
  • County Farmland Preservation Program
  • No-Till Drill Rental Program
  • Soil sampling service program
  • County Watershed Stormwater Management Planning for Municipalities (ACT 167)
  • Biosolids handling and education
  • PA Tree Farm Program for Woodlot Owners
    To learn more about any of our programs, click on the programs menu to the left side of your screen to read descriptions of what each program entails or to find who you can contact with your questions.

    Services Provided by the Conservation District
    • The District provides expertise in soil erosion control, woodlot management, wetlands protection, and abandoned mine reclamation for landowners and homeowners
    • The District provides assistance to farmers in managing soil, nutrient, and farmland resources.
    • The District reviews plans for municipalities that are designed to manage and control soil erosion, land use, stormwater management, farmland preservation, and wetlands protection.
    • The District offers unique environmental education programs such as the Envirothon, poster contest, outdoor education activities, outdoor classroom development, and nature presentations to assist educators.
    • The Disaster's edge Environmental Center is managed by the district.  It is located at 1889 Park in St. Michael. 
    • The District provides seminars and workshops on topics related to local, state and federal laws and regulations for professionals such as engineers, contractors and foresters.
    • The District acts as a clearinghouse for natural resource information, community conservation concerns, and local environmental leadership efforts for everyone.

Contact Cambria Conservation District

Contact Cambria Conservation District

John Dryzal
District Manager
401 Candlelight Drive
Suite 221
Ebensburg, Pennsylvania  15931
Phone: (814) 472-2120
Fax: (814) 472-0686


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Cambria County, Pennsylvania