Rural Resource Division

​Adams County is widely known for its rural landscape, including its productive farmlands and unique fruit belt, as well as its abundant natural resources, including forestland, streams and greenways. The Rural Resource Division has been charged with protecting and utilizing these landscapes and resources through sound land use planning tools.

The Division oversees initiatives which provide outreach and services supporting land preservation, recreation, and environmentally sustainable practice.

  • Agricultural Land Preservation
  • Parks, Recreation, and Open Space
  • Cultural and Natural Resource Protection
Contact Information:

Ellen Dayhoff
Rural Resources Manager
Office of Planning & Development
670 Old Harrisburg Rd.
Suite 100​
Gettysburg, PA 17325​
Phone:​ (717) 337-5859​
Fax:​ (717) 334-0786​ 
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