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Landowner Resources

Landowner Resources


Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) - The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is NRCS’ flagship conservation program that helps farmers, ranchers and forest landowners integrate conservation into working lands.

Best Management Practices Grants - Various grants are available to the Berks County Conservation District and its partners at different times of the year. These grants are usually available to certain geographic areas/watersheds and/or practices. It generally takes 1 year to receive the funding and another 3-12 months to implement practices.

Manure Management Requirements and Basics of Manure Management Requirements - The land application of animal manures and agricultural process wastewater must follow the standards for development and implementation of a plan to manage nutrients for water quality protection using standards outlined in the Manure Management Manual unless the requirements described in 25 Pa. Code § 91.36(b) are met in another way such as a permit or approval from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). This links on this page offer resources to assist in the development of that plan.

No Till Tips - A quick reference guide for the no-till farmer.

Cover Crops for Sustainable Crop Rotations - Why switching to cover crops is worth it.

Cover Crops Tips - A quick reference guide for the no-till farmer.

Benefits of Stream Bank Fencing - Stream bank fencing is a low-cost, low-maintenance farm management tool that provides many benefits.

Forested Buffers: The Key to Clean Streams - Clean Up Streams with Forested Buffers.

Pond Agencies and Permits in Pennsylvania - Information on the role of various agencies and permits that may be required for construction or maintenance of earthen ponds.