a field with treelings recently planted

Centre County Agricultural Conservation Program

The Upper Penns Creek Watershed is 240 square miles in size and includes approximately 30 linear miles of the Penns Creek stream channel and numerous tributaries including Sinking Creek, Elk Creek, and Pine Creek.

The Potomac River in West Virginia in autumn

Upper Potomac Riparian Buffer and Floodplain Forest Plantings

The Upper Potomac Riparian Buffer project applied hydrologic-based targeting for restoration, evaluated high priority locations, and planted forests and trees to reduce pollutants and enhance coldwater fisheries habitat in priority areas of the Upper Potomac.

a farmer standing in front of fenced in cows

Lancaster County Comprehensive Agricultural Stewardship

Through the Comprehensive Agricultural Stewardship project, Stroud Water Research Center was able to accelerate implementation of agricultural BMPs in in the Valley Creek area by providing technical assistance to farmers and advancing nutrient credit trading opportunities.

farmer Cliff looking out at his farm

Restoring Forest and Buffers on Mount Vernon Farm

In 2003, Cliff Miller put 604 acres of the farm into permanent easement with the Virginia Outdoors Foundation and started working with USDA’s Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) and other programs to transition to a new way of farming.

a stream with seedlings laid down along the banks

Poague Run

Once a quagmire of cattle manure, human sewage and sediment – Poague Run is now clean and cold enough to stock with the Chesapeake Bay’s native, pollution sensitive, top predator freshwater fish – Brook Trout.

volunteers planting trees in a field

Riparian Buffer Site Steward Program

Critical to the success of ClearWater’s Riparian Conservation Program is their commitment to provide ongoing assistance to landowners with buffer maintenance. They do this through their Riparian Buffer Site Steward Program.

Plain Sect Farmers and Buffer Bonus

Between 2010 and 2013 Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) conducted a special project to engage Plain Sect farmers in Lancaster County in farm conservation projects.