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.



2019 PAG-02 and Individual Permit RENEWAL

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) published a reissued PAG-02 NPDES General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater Associated with Construction Activities (PAG-02) and associated documents (2019 General Permit), a new individual NPDES permit application, and a host of new permit-related forms in December 2019. As a result, a number of permit and process related changes are being implemented.

The purpose of this FAQ is to explain how the permit process for NPDES permits under 25 Pa. Code Chapter 102 has changed to assist the regulated community. This FAQ will be updated with additional questions and answers over time.

The PAG-02 General Permit documents, new Individual NPDES Permit Application documents, and new Chapter 102 forms have been posted to DEP’s eLibrary.  Please visit (and the E&S Resources page) or eLibrary to access these documents.  All of these documents should be used by DEP/CCDs and applicants. 



DRAFT PAG-01 (NPDES General Permit)


The comment period for the newly proposed PAG-01 NPDES permit for projects with 1 to 5 acres of earth disturbance ended on October 28, 2019. The BCCD highly recommends that engineers and contractors within the regulated community take the time to read through this permit package and prepare to begin using this form for the appropriate projects within the spring of 2020. Follow the link below to find everything you need in the E-Library.




NOW HIRING - Erosion & Sedimentation Control Technician

The Bucks County Conservation District is accepting applications for an Erosion & Sedimentation Control Technician. Responsibilities include technical review of erosion control plans, and inspection of construction sites. BC in Environmental Science or related field, valid driver's license required. For full information click here

BCCD 2020 Summer internship Application Season is OPEN 12/6/19-1/17/20

The BCCD is now accepting resumes from students who are interested in completing a summer internship. This year's internship project focus will be to assist the District in completing projects associated with their Spotted Lanternfly Program. Other responsibilities will be assigned as needed. If you or someone you know is interested in applying for this position. Please send your resume, along with a cover letter and letter of reference from at least one member of faculty. To review the BCCD Internship Policy and receive further instructions please click here

Management of Fill Policy Update - Effective 1/1/2020

The Pennsylvania DEP has published the final version of a revised Management of Fill Policy on November 2, 2019. The policy becomes effective on January 1, 2020. You may download a copy of the final policy and the associated comment-response document at the following link:



Updated Alternative BMP List Available Now

The Bureau of Clean Water has revised the Alternative E&S and PCSM BMPs list.  The document remains available through the Bureau’s E&S Resources webpage.  Please see the Version History on the list to see the updates to the list.  The updates include updates to the Managed Release Concept (including a new webinar video from Villanova University).

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