Essay about The Bradford County Conservation District Meeting

1058 Words Nov 16th, 2015 5 Pages
I went to the Bradford County Conservation District meeting. The purpose of the Bradford Conservation District is to work with other organizations such as the USDA, and the NRCS to protect resources in Bradford County. Also to restore and clean up streams, water resources, soil and work with the Chesapeake Bay program. A conservation district is division of the state government designed to deal with problems at a municipal level. The district has the ability to fine subjects not following the policies, and laws enforced by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The meeting was called to order on Monday, November 2nd. The members of the Bradford County Conservation District, other environmental organizations in the conservation building, and members of the public started the meeting with the pledge of allegiance. First, the meeting started with old business, and then they moved on to new business. At the meeting, the first order of business was to receive a report from the Natural Resources and Conservation Service on soil health from farm lands. Soil health tests that measure the carbon- nitrogen ratio, and how many microbes are present in organic matter cost around 80 dollars. Next, DCNR discussed evasive species attacking the trees in Bradford County. It has been confirmed that emerald ash- board is in the county, and attacking the ash trees. DCNR has begun salvaging ash trees in the state forests, and salvaging ash trees on private properties with permission. The best way to…

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