The Bucks County Conservation District was formed in 1961 to address a distinct need for soil conservation in Bucks County.  Initially our office prioritized agricultural assistance, and the prevention of soil loss from agriculture above other resource needs. However, over the last 50 years, a distinct change in land use has occurred, and while erosion and soil loss are still the priority for BCCD, it is because of other negative effects from  soil loss than reductions in agricultural production.

While plan review, permitting, and site compliance have become the current priority for BCCD, we still maintain a strong belief in the need for agricultural assistance, grass roots development for resource management, and public education.  The following section  of our website is dedicated to providing you with an introduction to our public assistance and service programs, Agricultural Conservation, Watershed Management, and Environmental Education.