Resources

Little Conemaugh Recreation

SCRIP fosters partnerships and shares watershed information so that our collective efforts have the greatest possible impact. Please learn more about our partners and utilize the informational links below for enhanced watershed and conservation knowledge!

Partner Organizations

Cambria County Conservation District

The Cambria County Conservation District advocates and assists the Cambria County, PA public through programs, projects and leadership in the stewardship of natural resources to sustain and enhance quality of life.
www.co.cambria.pa.us/conservation-district.aspx

Cambria Somerset Authority

The CSA provides high-quality industrial water and public recreation opportunities while practicing conservation throughout the Cambria and Somerset areas
www.cambriasomersetwater.com

Community Foundation for the Alleghenies

The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies is a nonprofit public foundation that works with donors to develop funds that will benefit our community both now and in the future.
www.cfalleghenies.org

Conemaugh Valley Conservancy

The Conemaugh Valley Conservancy is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that promotes the preservation of natural, cultural and historic resources in the Kiski-Conemaugh River Basin.
www.conemaughvalleyconservancy.org

Fractracker

Fractracker is an online blog and data tool intended to track the impacts of Marcellus Shale extraction. It was developed by The Center for Healthy Environments and Communities at the University of Pittsburgh with support from the Heinz Endowments.
www.fractracker.org

Kiski-Conemaugh Stream Team

The Stream Team educates and engages citizen stewards to maintain, enhance and restore the natural resources of the Kiski-Conemaugh River Basin. The Stream Team is a program of the Conemaugh Valley Conservancy.
www.conemaughvalleyconservancy.org/conservation/kcst.html

Little Conemaugh Watershed Association (LCWA)

LCWA's mission is to promote stewardship within the watershed through environmental education, community outreach and stream restoration. LCWA is working to restore a healthy and productive quality of life with the community and enhance the local economy. For information, contact Jacqueline Ritko: (814) 495-4380 or LCWamd@hotmail.com.

Mountain Laurel Trout Unlimited

MLTU is a volunteer cold water preservation and enhancement group serving Cambria, Somerset and Bedford counties in PA.
www.mltu.org

Natural Biodiversity

NB is a program of the Nature Abounds that conserves the biodiversity of our landscapes and their abilities to sustain themselves by engaging and educating citizen stewards in education, conservation, service-learning, planning, and monitoring.
www.naturalbiodiversity.org

Paint Creek Regional Watershed Association

The mission of PCRWA is to restore, enhance and protect the Paint Creek watershed by engaging the public, fostering partnerships, monitoring water quality, and implementing conservation projects.  For information, contact Rich Wargo, President: 814-525-0844.

Shade Creek Watershed Association (SCWA)

SCWA's mission is to protect and restore water quality for the tributaries of Shade Creek starting with one stream at a time. For information, contact Larry Hutchinson, President: (814) 754-5953 or shadecreekwa@yahoo.com.
www.shadecreekwatershed.org

Somerset Conservation District

The mission of the Somerset Conservation District is to provide local leadership, education, and guidance to the citizens of the County and Commonwealth to ensure the wise use and protection of our precious, natural resources.
www.somersetcd.com

Southern Alleghenies Conservancy / RC&D Council

The Southern Alleghenies Conservancy (SAC) is a nongovernment, nonprofit corporation providing services and support to enhance and preserve natural and cultural resources in a six (6) county service area which includes Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset counties. The Southern Alleghenies Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council is a USDA program dedicated to conservation and community development in the same six counties.

Stonycreek Quemahoning Initiative

The Stonycreek Quemahoning Initiative, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation formed by representatives of recreational, sporting, conservation, economic development and historical groups. SQI’s mission is to develop and present the assets of the Stonycreek River heritage corridor.
www.thestonycreek.com

Wells Creek Watershed Association (WCWA)

The mission of WCWA is to clean up Wells Creek and to maintain the stream as a high quality fishery through the construction and maintenance of passive treatment systems and annual fish stockings.

Documents

Conservation in Somerset County

Take a moment to read this review of Conservation in Somerset County. This booklet covers items such as the historical, economic and agricultural impacts on conservation in Somerset.
Download and read Conservation in Somerset County!

Stonycreek & Little Conemaugh Watershed Fact Sheets

To find more detailed information on each of the watersheds that comprise the Stonycreek and Little Conemaugh drainage area, download the fact sheets below. Crafted by SCRIP board members and partners, each contains detailed demographics of the watersheds of the SCRIP focus area.
Stonycreek Fact Sheet   -   Little Conemaugh Fact Sheet

Bethlehem Properties

August 2010 marks the 10th anniversary of the transfer of 5 Bethlehem properties to public ownership!  
Click here to learn more.

Shaffer Mountain Position

Position Statement on the Shaffer Mountain Wind Power Facility in Somerset County
Click here to learn more.

Watershed and Environment Information

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

DCNR’s mission is to conserve and sustain Pennsylvania’s natural resources for present and future generations’ enjoyment.
www.dcnr.state.pa.us

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

The Department of Environmental Protection’s mission is to protect Pennsylvania’s air, land and water from pollution and to provide for the health and safety of its citizens through a cleaner environment.
www.depweb.state.pa.us

Marcellus Shale Examiner

Marcellus Shale Examiner is a weekly e-newsletter organized by the PA DEP to chronicle the latest news on Marcellus Shale activities in Pennsylvania.
Click here for more information.

Pennsylvania Environment Digest

A weekly e-newsletter, dedicated to environmental issues and legislation in PA.
www.paenvironmentdigest.com/newsletter

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

The mission of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is to protect, conserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s aquatic resources and provide fishing and boating opportunities.
www.fish.state.pa.us

Pennsylvania Foundation for Watersheds

The Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds, formerly known as the Western Pennsylvania Watershed Program, is a grant-making foundation that invests in efforts to protect healthy, natural streams around the state — and also to clean up pollution and repair damaged wildlife habitat.
www.pennsylvaniawatersheds.org

United States Environmental Protection Agency: Watersheds Web Page

www.epa.gov/hwp

United States Office of Surface Mining

Under the Department of the Interior, OSM is responsible for establishing a nationwide program to protect society and the environment from the adverse effects of surface coal mining operations.
www.osmre.gov

Western Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation

WPCAMR works with watershed volunteers, technical remediation experts, and government agencies to reclaim lands and streams polluted by historic coal mining in Western Pennsylvania.
www.wpcamr.org

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