The Sullivan County Conservation District was formed in 1961 by a group of local residents concerned about the protection and conservation of agricultural land in the county.
The Sullivan County Conservation District oversees a staff consisting of a District Manager, Erosion and Sedimentation Control Technician, Watershed Specialist, Agricultural Conservation Technician, and a Chesapeake Bay Program Technician.
The district’s effectiveness is due to its ability to work with local, state and federal agencies to solve local environmental problems. In most cases, the assistance available and the district’s obligations to the agency are outlined in a memorandum of understanding with the agency. Agencies having current memorandums of understanding with the district include the PA Department of Environmental Protection, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, PA Game Commission, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Penn State Cooperative Extension, and county municipalities.