Elk Conservation District

The Elk Conservation District is one of sixty-six conservation districts statewide.  All districts function in accordance with the Conservation District Law, Act 217 of 1945.  The District acts as a legal subdivision of state government under the supervision of the State Conservation Commission.  Operational funding for District programs is obtained from the Elk County Commissioners and The Department of Environmental Protection.
Responsibilities and programs differ widely within each individual conservation district.  The reasoning behind this is that while every county faces many similar problems, there are also many that remain unique to a particular county or area of the state.   This is where the District's role in conservation issues comes into play.  Districts can step in to fill many voids where other state, federal, and local agencies may be unable to become involved and provide assistance.  Districts are able to tailor many of their programs and activities to assist with local conservation problems and their solutions.
The Elk Conservation District's programs include:
  • Erosion and Sedimentation Pollution Control
  • Waterways Management and Permitting
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Review & Permitting
  • Gypsy Moth Monitoring & Suppression
  • West Nile Virus Monitoring & Suppression
  • Dirt & Gravel Roads Pollution Control
  • Acid Mine Drainage Abatement
  • Public Education

Contact Elk Conservation District

Contact Elk Conservation District

300 Center Street
P.O. Box 448, Elk County Courthouse Annex
Ridgeway, Pennsylvania  15853
Phone: (814) 776-5373
Fax: (814) 776-5379


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Elk County, Pennsylvania