Potter County Farmland Preservation Program 2018 Sign-up Period
The Potter County Farmland Preservation Board of Directors will be accepting applications for the program beginning on October 2, 2017. Completed applications must be submitted by December 29, 2017.
The purpose of this program is to protect viable agricultural lands by acquiring agricultural conservation easements, which prevent the development or improvement of the land for any purpose other than agricultural production and related agricultural activities. The program also encourages landowners to make a long-term commitment to agriculture by offering them financial incentives and security of land use. Farmland that has already, or intends to sign a natural gas lease may still be eligible for the program.
The application process begins with the landowners’ completion of a Purchase of Conservation Easement Application form which can be obtained from the Potter County Conservation District office. The applications are received by the Board of Directors and then numerically ranked for the properties meeting the minimum criteria of the State Board.
Contact Berty Kurtz, Administrative Assistant, at the Potter County Conservation District to request an application or additional information.
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Coudersport, PA 16915
On Wednesday, July 26, 2017 a volunteer crew cleaned up the Allegheny from Burtville to Port Allegany. Pictured L to R: Chad Rugh, April Castano, Jen Haskins, Casey Boyer, Scott Wennerstrom, Jan Brown, Bob Volkmar, Jared Dickerson, Tom Manning, Frank Weeks, Janie Weeks and Dave Bressan. Not Pictured: Heather McKean and children.
Lots of junk and litter was collected making our river a better place to paddle. Many thanks to our partners: McKean County Conservation District, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, Pennsoil RC & D, Liberty Township, Potter County Conservation District, Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers and PA DCNR.