A weekly blog for all things conservation
By: Kevin Brown, Agricultural Resource Specialist
We all know people who strive to have the best lawn in the neighborhood. If that is you, I am going to give you all the secrets you need to get you there. First off, have you ever thought, “what makes it the best lawn in the neighborhood”? Is it look? Is it because it is level and you can use it for many different things? Is it because it allows water to infiltrate into the ground which not only replaces the groundwater that you use for drinking and bathing, but also reduces flooding downstream? Is it the best based on functionality? I am not talking about what you can use it for. I am talking about how many life functions are going on in the lawn. What? What are you talking about? You have lost your mind? Stay with me a minute longer because I am first going to tell you that if you are one of the quintessential “best lawn in the neighborhood” people, you are probably doing just about everything wrong for the environment that you could do. Ouch, that hurt. Let me explain.
By: Joe Quatrini, Technical Team Leader, Bradford County Conservation District
Bradford County Conservation District (BCCD) welcomes Adam Chorba as the new Forest Specialist.
With forest land being the dominant land cover of Bradford County, the need for someone to be available to assist landowners with questions on how to manage that land is critical. To fill that need, BCCD recently hired Adam Chorba. Adam is a Penn State graduate with an associate degree in wildlife technologies and a bachelor's degree in wildlife & fisheries management with successful completion of extensive forestry- related coursework. Adam is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fishing, and most any other outdoor recreation, but he favors waterfowl hunting most. Adam also helps manage his family's beef farm with a focus on wildlife habitat improvement. Adam's favorite part about working in this field is being able to help improve the quality of nature and to help others do the same. Adam feels “the forest is a key component of nature and an important resource that must be managed wisely because, without it, life couldn't sustain”.
Various staff at the Bradford County Conservation District