Snyder County Conservation District

We Need You! … to participate in the Snyder County Conservation District’s Strategic Planning process by, please, completing this questionnaire.  Your input is very valuable to us and it will guide the work of the Conservation District!

Your participation will provide insight to the staff, board of directors, district manager, and to the steering committee for the Snyder County Conservation District as we develop our Strategic Plan over the next few months.

The questionnaire is a critical step in understanding:
-      what our constituents, partners, consultants, property owners, and  regulated community members expect from the Conservation District;

-      how the Conservation District can serve you and all of Snyder County better;

-      areas of improvement for District staff;

-      areas of satisfaction from you the questionnaire participants;

-      resource concerns for the Conservation District to focus on in 2019, 2020, and 2021;

-      key programs to continue;

-      new programs to consider;

-      and much more!

The questionnaire will require only about 5-7 minutes to complete.

Survey results will be available for public review after March 15, 2019.  Deadline for submissions is:  March 1, 2019
If you would like any additional information or have questions, please  contact our office at 570-837-3000 or email us at or 

         Annette Gray, Board Chair 
          Jason Winey, District Manager                          
          Snyder County Conservation District                           
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* 1. Please select the category and sub-category that best describes you.  (Selecting multiple categories is acceptable; however, please indicate your primary selection.)  Note for Retirees:  Please choose the category that best represents your career.

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* 2. How long have you been a resident of Snyder County.

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* 3. Choose which one, of the following, best describes you.

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* 4. Please select the age range that best describes you.

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* 5. Please indicate which category best represents you regarding your interactions with Snyder County Conservation District.

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* 6. Please identify all of the programs currently offered by the Snyder County Conservation District, that you have heard of.

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* 7. Please identify which programs you, a family member, or an employee have participated in.

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* 8. If you have participated in one of the above programs, would you participate again?

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* 9. In general, how important are each of the following types of assistance from the Snyder County Conservation District?

  Not at all important Somewhat important Important Very Important Essential
Technical assistance for conservation practices
Financial assistance for conservation practices
General natural resource/conservation information & education
Referrals to other natural resource agencies or organizations (such as NRCS, Bureau of Forestry, DEP, PSU Cooperative Extension, etc.)
Response to concerns/complaints

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* 10. In general, what priority do you think the following natural resource issues should be given in Snyder County over the next five years?

  Highest Priority Moderate Priority Slight Priority Not a Priority Don't Know
Soil health & sustainability of local agriculture
Agricultural compliance with environmental regulations
Grazing plan development and implementation
Organic agriculture production
Farmland Preservation
Water quality (surface water/groundwater)
Storm-water runoff issues
Flooding/floodplain management issues
Assisting with complex regulations (regulatory education)
Dirt & Gravel/Low Volume Road improvements
Invasive species
Stream-bank stabilization & riparian buffer plantings
Healthy Stream/Flood Prevention

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* 11. In terms of conserving and managing the SOIL AND LAND RESOURCES of Snyder County, what priority do you think should be given to the following activities?  ** BMP = Best Management Practices ** NGO = Non-Governmental Organizations

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Provide technical assistance related to soil health & soil conservation
Assist in preparation of farm management plans
Provide cost share options for preparation of farm management plans
Provide oversight of farm management plan implementation to ensure compliance
Provide cost share options for BMPs that address agricultural erosion control.
Partner with other agencies/NGOs with Ag-related projects
Review and inspection of construction erosion control plans
Provide technical assistance for the construction of structural BMPs that address erosion and sediment control
Assist with compliance regarding construction BMPs and plans
Provide conservation education & outreach to schools and to the general public