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Winter 2023 Newsletter

The Beaver County Conservation District has been certified as a Stewardship Forest. Jessica Pierce, DCNR Service Forester, recently presented the district with a sign noting this achievement. The Forest Stewardship Program is designed to promote wise use and sustained benefits of forest resources. To obtain this certification the district developed a Forest Management Plan to guide management of the forest resources at the Environmental Center grounds. The plan has four key goals which include:..

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West Nile Virus

Viral activity is increasing in Beaver County as summer progresses with some mosquitos testing positive for West Nile Virus. We want to let everyone know how West Nile Virus is transmitted and the symptoms. 

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Agriculture Conservation Assistance Program (ACAP)

Applications for the Agriculture Conservation Assistance Program (ACAP) are now available.  Applications will be accepted on a continuous bases through August 31st, 2023.   A second round of applications is planned to be taken October and November of 2023.  Please contact the Agricultural Conservationist Richard Voytko at 724-378-1701 x220 or via email at:  if you have any questions or need assistance.

Mosquitoes in Winter!

Mosquitoes are considered a nuisance by most people, but did you know they are the deadliest animal in the world? Mosquitoes are the vectors for diseases like Malaria, Dengue Fever, and West Nile Virus. It is important to understand the life cycle and habits of mosquitoes to reduce mosquito populations and reduce the risk for vector-borne diseases that mosquitoes can carry.

Upcoming Events

2023 BCCD Board Meetings



January 13 - February 10 - March 10 - April 14 - May 12 - June 9 - July 14 - August 11 - September 8 - October 13 - November 17 - December 8 

Start Time: 10:00AM

The public may attend via zoom link if requested from the district.

Get Involved

Mission Statement

The Beaver County Conservation District provides leadership in natural resource management through outreach, education, and technical assistance.

BCCD Trail Map


Orienteering Map

Level: Beginner



The Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) program is designed to enhance farm production and protect natural resources by enabling farmers, landowners, and businesses to earn Pennsylvania state income tax credits in exchange for implementing water quality "Best Management Practices" (BMPs).

The Commission will begin accepting 2023-24 REAP Applications on Monday, August 7th, 2023, on a first-come, first-served basis. Attached, you will find the new REAP Guidelines and Application packet. The REAP Guidelines and Application can also be found on the program’s webpage: PA Department of Agriculture - REAP Program

Contact the district agricultural conservationist Richard Voytko at 724-378-1701 x220 or via email at if you have any questions regarding the REAP program.  Follow this link for an informative video from a recent REAP workshop held by the district:

2022 Annual Report

Want to know what BCCD has accomplished in 2022? Check out our annual report to find out what we did last year! 

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