Resources

Please see below for links to information you may find useful.

The Conservator BRLC Newsletter Winter Spring 2016

Land Stewardship Information

Bamboo Eradication
Composting
Erosion Control
Green Tips

Meadows vs. Lawns

Nutrient Management Planning for Farmers -Mapping Module  Penn State Cooperative Extension now has an online software tool called PAOneStop that allows farmers to map their fields and helps with compliance on nutrient management and nutrient balance sheet regulations.  PA OneStop can assist agricultural producers with field mapping, nutrient management and Erosion and Sedimentation planning.  The site displays recent satellite photos to view practices that are being implemented on the farm.  The PAOneStop program is free of charge and does not require users to add new software.  After registering, users can map their operations and produce hardcopy maps necessary for regulatory compliance.  The system has aerial maps, NRCS soil maps and tools to help determine setbacks and boundaries.  Check out the PAOneStop Fact sheet.
 
Wildlife Habitat

Links to Friends and Resources

This links page will direct you to other sites that provide valuable information on land conservation, open space issues, urban sprawl, and rural living. If you belong to such an organization, and would like to link to this site, by all means send us an e-mail with your URL and we'll be pleased to add you. Of course, a reciprocal link is much appreciated. If you find any broken links or dead ends on this page, please let us know and we'll fix or remove them promptly.

10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania is a great organization, and a rich source of information on urban sprawl, farm preservation, etc.
 
Agriculture Online is about all things farming-related.
 
American Farmland Trust works nationally to stop the loss of productive farmland and to promote farming practices that lead to a healthy environment.
 
Bucks County Equestrian publishes magazines and offers horse fairs.
 
Bucks County Horse Park - located in Revere, PA this unique facility is dedicated to the preservation of the natural environment for amateur equestrian pursuits. This non-profit 501(c)(3) provides a variety of competitions and trail riding for all ages and disciplines of riding. 
  
Brandywine Conservancy is located in Chester County, PA and is recognized for their land preservation programs.
  
Heritage Conservancy is located in Doylestown, PA and is actively involved in open space and farmland preservation.
 
Land Trust Alliance serves all land trusts national, provfiding information on land trusts, conservation, conservation easements and other land protection tools.
 
National Barn Alliance is a network of groups focused on preservation and increased appreciation for barns.
 
National Wildlife Federation seeks to educate the public and protect wildlife, provides information about Backyard Wildlife Habitat Certification process (see Land Stewardship page).
 
PennFuture is an advocacy organization working in Pennsylvania to increase awareness of environmental matters and responsible legislation to support environmental concerns.
 
Pennsylvania Historic Barns and Farms Foundation works to protect and preserve historic barns.
 
Pennsylvania Land Trust Association (PALTA) serves land trusts statewide, and provides a lot of good information on open space and other projects.
 
Tinicum Conservancy is actively involved in many preservation projects in Tinicum Township, PA.
 
The Trust for Public Land  helps conserve land nationally for recreation and public enjoyment and to improve the health and quality of life of American communities.
 
US Dept. of Agriculture Natural Resources & Conservation Service has program areas that include soil survey, conservation assistance, farmland protection, grazing lands conservation, and watershed protection, and wildlife habitat protection.

Community Sustainable Agriculture

Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick Letter