South Central Pennsylvania Conservation Partnerships

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

This project helps about two dozen farms in Lancaster and Chester counties to install nearly 200 agricultural best management practices, including nine miles of forested buffers and nearly 21,000 acres of cover crops. It also provides outreach and training to more than 11,000 farmers and conservation professionals.

Funded by: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Project Lead: Matthew J. Ehrhart

Collaborators: Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay; Chesapeake Bay Foundation; Chester County Conservation District; Crow and Berry Land Management; Lancaster County Conservation District; Mowery Environmental, Inc.; Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center; Red Barn Consulting, Inc.; TeamAg, Inc.

Project Year: 2019, 2020

(Project details may change over the lifespan of a project. The project description listed here is from the annual report of the most recent project year.)

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