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Land Use Planning - Opportunities for Public Input - Articles Articles
Land use is constantly changing and decisions regarding where and how these changes occur will be an ongoing necessity. Members of the public can play an important role in aiding the decision-making process. More
Land Access Workshop Series
Land Access Workshop Series - Workshops Workshops
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This workshop series will cover land access information specific to Western Pennsylvania farmers. More
Land Access Workshop
Land Access Workshop - Workshops Workshops
Learn how to conduct a site assessment to determine the suitability of a parcel of land for farming. More
Duties and Responsibilities of a Citizen Planning Commission
Duties and Responsibilities of a Citizen Planning Commission - Videos Videos
This video assists citizen planners better understand their roles and responsibilities in serving on a local municipal planning commission. More
Land Use Webinar Series
Land Use Webinar Series - Webinars Webinars
This series of monthly land-use webinars will present in-depth information on land-use topics affecting the communities of Pennsylvania. More
Food System Planning: A Guide for Extension Educators
Food System Planning: A Guide for Extension Educators - Articles Articles
This guide explores why food system issues are important and includes ideas for helping citizens and community organizations work with county and municipal planners on food system issues. More
Marcellus gas drill pad on a Pennsylvania farm.
Natural Gas Exploration: A Landowner's Guide to Leasing in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
If you are a property owner in northern or southwestern Pennsylvania, you've probably heard the phrases "natural gas exploration," "Marcellus shale," or "gas lease." More
Good communication between farmers and neighbors can keep relations positive.
Finding the Common Ground: Good Neighbor Relations: Advice and Tips from Farmers - Articles Articles
Land development is bringing residential development into agricultural areas. New residents may have misconceptions about farms, and conflicts can arise between farm and nonfarm neighbors. More
Many people choose to live in the country because they cherish the peace and quiet, the wide open spaces, and the beauty of nature.
Country Living: A Guide for Homeowners - Articles Articles

Country Living: A Guide for Homeowners

Charles Abdalla, Ph.D., Timothy Kelsey, Ph.D.

This article will help people living in or considering a move to the country understand the basics about how government and community services and utilities work in rural areas in Pennsylvania. More
Understanding Forests: Education for the General Public
Understanding Forests: Education for the General Public - Online Courses Online Courses
$79.00
Learn practical knowledge and skills about forest trees, wildlife, and water, as well as forest ecology, management, and silviculture. More
What it Means to be on a Citizen Planning Commission
What it Means to be on a Citizen Planning Commission - Videos Videos
Learn about the expectations and impacts of being on a Citizen Planning Commission in your community. More
The Roles of a Planning Commission in Subdivision Regulation
The Roles of a Planning Commission in Subdivision Regulation - Videos Videos
Planning Commissions in Pennsylvania can have various roles in creating and implementing a Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance. More
Gardening From the Ground Up
Gardening From the Ground Up - Articles Articles
Soil health and best practices for urban gardens More
Figure 1. Typical bioretention cell.
Rain Gardens (BioRetention Cells) - a Stormwater BMP - Articles Articles
Design guidance provided for engineers and planners on how to properly develop a bioretention cell. More
Pond Agencies and Permits in Pennsylvania
Pond Agencies and Permits in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
Information on the role of various agencies and permits that may be required for construction or maintenance of earthen ponds. More
Choose Your Land Use Planning Tools Carefully
Choose Your Land Use Planning Tools Carefully - Articles Articles
Land use regulations serve different purposes. More
Managing Weeds in CREP Grasslands
Managing Weeds in CREP Grasslands - Articles Articles

Managing Weeds in CREP Grasslands

Dwight Lingenfelter, William S. Curran, Ph.D.

It's time to think about managing those weedy plants in CREP before they set seed. More
Water Supply and Your Community
Water Supply and Your Community - Articles Articles
Water resources contribute to items such as scenic beauty, economic development, and recreation. They also provide essential life sustaining elements. More
A Green Solution to Stormwater Management
A Green Solution to Stormwater Management - Articles Articles
As landscapes grow and develop, the health of streams and rivers affects the quantity and quality of the rainfall entering waterways; what many call stormwater. More
Spring Creek running through downtown Bellefonte, PA
Access and Allocation of Water in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Access and Allocation of Water in Pennsylvania

Charles Abdalla, Ph.D., Kristen Saacke Blunk

This article provides an overview of water rights for citizens, farmers, rural business owners, and elected and appointed officials. (This is not a substitute for advice from a qualified lawyer.) More