Chester County Conservation District

The Chester County Conservation District is an organization that focuses on conserving soil for clean water. Visit their website and check out their YouTube channel for The Basics of Agricultural Conservation.

Chester County Water Resources Authority

The CCWRA provides flood protection, reservoir water supplies, and water science, information and planning to Chester County residents. Visit Website

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

The DEP is a state agency that protects Pennsylvania’s air, land, and water from pollution and protects residents’ health and safety through a cleaner environment. Visit Website

Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access (PASDA)

PASDA is a geospatial information portal available to Pennsylvanians. Visit Website

PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)

DCNR is a state agency that conserves and sustains Pennsylvania’s natural resources. Visit Website

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wetland Inventory

The inventory is a public resource that provides data about the abundance, characteristics, and distribution of wetlands in the United States. Visit Website

United States Geological Service (USGS)

USGS is a federal agency that provides scientific information about natural hazards that threaten lives, natural resources, the health of our ecosystems and environment, and the impacts of climate and land-use change. Visit Website

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA is a federal agency that assists residents and first responders to ensure that the United States can respond to and recover from all hazards. Visit Website

Pennsylvania Forestry Association

The PA Forestry Association provides a wide range of information supporting sustainable forestry in Pennsylvania.

Chester County Agricultural Development Council

The Ag Council provides an info sheet which describes ACRE and how municipalities can avoid ordinance conflicts with ACRE challenges, including those that apply to timber harvesting. The PA Attorney General's ACRE — Agriculture, Communities and Rural Environment webpage provides more explanation of the rulings and takeaways on ACRE cases in the state as they apply to timber harvesting.

Penn State Extension

Forest Management and Timber Harvesting in Pennsylvania includes a model ordinance for timber harvesting which has been found acceptable by the Attorney General as consistent with ACRE.