Conservation District

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About Us 
 
Our mission is to promote voluntary conservation and good stewardship of Adams County's natural resources. Our vision is to be recognized, respected and trusted as the conservation leader of Adams County, enabling the people to sustain, use and conserve our natural resources through the 21st century, thus maintaining a balance and harmony between a profitable agricultural economy and other land uses to enhance the County’s quality of life.
 
Notice
You may continue to submit plans and permits. Items may be mailed or dropped off at the Ag Center. Drop off instructions are posted on the front door. Materials will be forwarded to the appropriate individuals on a regular basis. The PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has suspended the timeframes for providing permit decisions established in the Policy for Implementing the Department of Environmental Protection Permit Review Process and Permit Decision Guarantee. Please note applicants may experience delays in receiving permit decisions.
 
Act 38 Nutrient Management Plans will be reviewed according to the delegated time frames and procedures established by the State Conservation Commission. Final approvals will be completed by the District Board as delegated.
 
Environmental emergencies and complaints during the duration of the COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency can be reported to the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) at 1-800-541-2050.

Contact Information:
 
Adam McClain
District Manager
Adams County Conservation District ​
670 Old Harrisburg Rd
Suite 201​
Gettysburg, PA 17325​
 
Phone​: 717-334-0636​
 
​Hours
8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.​
Monday - Friday​

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