Publications and Fact Sheets
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Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) - This fact sheet describes NRCS's new conservation easements program, eligibility requirements, and how to apply.
How to Make Right-of-Ways More Beneficial for Wildlife - Published by Pennsylvania NRCS.
Seeding Mixtures for Areas Disturbed by Natural Gas Activities - This brochure describes suggested seeding mixtures to use on a variety of different areas that have been disturbed by natural gas activities. Published by Pennsylvania NRCS.
Queremos Ayudarle a Producir y Cuidar su Tierra! (Let us Help You Help the Land Spanish Version). Describes what NRCS can do, who we can help, and how to get assistance. Published by Pennsylvania NRCS.
Marcellus Shale/Natural Gas Activities Fact Sheets
Reducing the Impact of Natural Gas Compressor Noise - This one-page fact sheet describes conservation practices that can be used to reduce the noise from natural gas compressor stations. Published by Pennsylvania NRCS.
Conservation Practices for Well Pad Sites - This one-page fact sheet describes conservation practices that can be installed to protect natural resources during and after the installation of pipeline. Published by Pennsylvania NRCS.
Conservation Practices for Pipelines - This one-page fact sheet describes conservation practices that can help protect natural resources around well pad sites that are actively working. Published by Pennsylvania NRCS.
Conservation Practices for Compressor Stations - This one-page fact sheet describes conservation practices that can help protect natural resources around well pad sites that are actively working. Published by Pennsylvania NRCS.
These Pennsylvania-specific publications are available though the State Office or any NRCS Field Office.
PA Conservation Catalog - a catalog identifying conservation practices which assist the farmer in caring for the land while maintaining economic viability and protecting farming as a way of life.
Strategic Plan: Strategic Plan 2011 -2015 - Published by Pennsylvania Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). This brochure describes NRCS's Statewide Agency Strategic Plan for conserving natural resources in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The purpose of this plan is to establish direction on where Pennsylvania NRCS needs to focus its future efforts. Over the past year, PA NRCS employees provided input on how we can create a lasting conservation legacy that future generations will appreciate. (PDF, 8.1MB)
Agricultural Environmental Regulations: Am I In Compliance? - Published by Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection, this brochure describes sediment and erosion control requirements for agricultural activities.
Attracting Native Pollinators to Your Farm - This brochure describes the importance of native pollinators and how NRCS can help farmers attract and protect them.
Conservation Practices and Programs for Pennsylvania Landowners - This brochure describes technical and financial assistance that is available to help landowners implement conservation management practices to help improve natural resources.
Feed Management Brochure - Describes how NRCS can help producers practice feed management on their farm.
Let Us Help You Help the Land - Describes what NRCS can do, who we can help, and how to get assistance.
Seasonal High Tunnel Systems - This brochure describes what a seasonal high tunnel system is, and how and why they are used.
Wetlands Reserve Program - This brochure discusses the Wetlands Reserve Program and why it is important to protect, restore, and enhance wetlands.
Wetlands Reserve Program Bog Turtle Initiative - This brochure describes Pennsylvania NRCS 's Bog Turtle Initiative and what landowners can do to help protect the state-endangered and federally-threatened Bog Turtle population.
These National NRCS publications can be found at the NRCS Distribution Center.
Backyard Conservation - (PA-1621) This extremely popular 28-page color booklet shows how farm and ranch conservation practices can be adapted for use in any size backyard. Ten conservation practices that are highlighted include mulching, composting, terracing, and pest management. The booklet has an extensive list of websites and places to get additional conservation information and assistance. (2007)
Conservation Planning: Investing in Our Future - (PA-1868) This tri-fold brochure describes the elements of a conservation plan and the process of managing natural resources. (2006)
Helping You Help Your Land - (PA-1966) In this 12-page brochure, landowners, farmers and ranchers explain how NRCS 's Natural Resources Conservation Service helps them meet their diverse conservation goals. It describes the NRCS vision, who we are, what we do, and the role of our partners and programs. (2008)
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