Protecting the County’s Natural Resources

The Bucks County Conservation District works to educate and help people and the community take care of the natural resources in Bucks County including soil, water, wildlife, trees and other plants. Using natural resources wisely helps to ensure their availability well into the future.

This half-hour documentary explores and exposes threats to Pennsylvania’s watersheds, and highlights the efforts of committed scientists, water-quality advocates, and everyday citizens as they work to protect and restore the state’s streams and rivers . . . not only to benefit Pennsylvanians, but also for the health and safety of all of the life that exists in its downstream communities. Downstream was produced by Point Park University/Environmental Journalism, in association with WQED Multimedia.



Updated BCCD Fee Schedule and Forms for 2019

Please be aware that as of January 1, 2019 the BCCD has a new E&S application form and fee schedule. To download the updated application, please click here and choose the appropriate project size.  

Chapter 105 E Permitting

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (Department) is transitioning away from paper to online electronic permit applications. Beginning on October 1, 2018, the Department will be accepting Chapter 105 registrations/applications for General Permits for various types of water obstruction and encroachments through the e-permitting system. On September 17, 2018, the Department held an Applicant Training webinar to demonstrate specific areas of the application pertinent to the registration for the use of the system and to provide users with basic training of the ePermit system for Chapter 105 General Permits. The training was recorded for the public to view at their convenience and can be accessed from this website

Timber Harvest E&S Plan Templates

A new Timber Harvest E&S Plan guidance, Application, PPC plan, and Inspection report are now available. Visit our Projects Over One Acre page to download these forms in MSWord format. 

DEP Form Updates

The PA DEP has updated Notice of Termination forms and instructions. The BCCD has updated all forms found on our Permitting Documents Pages. To visit the DEP elibrary, follow the instructions below. , then select E&S Resources, followed by Notice of Termination Form, which will take you to the eLibrary

After March 30th, only submittals of the most current forms are to be accepted.

Also, a document titled “Five Scenarios for Instrument Filing” has been posted to our external website.  Visit, then select E&S Resources, and look for the last link under “Guidance.”  


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