Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts

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PRISM Management Sub-Grants

A pilot Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM) program is taking place in the North West region of Pennsylvania. The NW region covers 13 counties: Erie, Warren, McKean, Crawford, Mercer, Venango, Forest, Elk, Lawrence, Butler, Clarion, Jefferson, and Armstrong.

$149,000 is available for invasive species treatment and management projects. Funding will be distributed evenly among conservation districts participating in the program in order to allow for a wider span of treatment projects. Projects in some cases will be multicounty to treat large areas threatened by invasive species.

A 50:50 match is required. Partners including the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), the PA Department of Agriculture (PDA), Penn State Extension’s Master Watershed Steward Program, Western PA Conservancy, Allegheny Forest Health Collaborative, and Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group) have partnered with PACD to contribute match to the invasive species pilot program.  

Like all of PACD’s sub-grant programs, the conservation districts will be the primary applicants. Conservation districts, with the consultation of their diverse advisory groups and conservation district boards, will submit applications for projects to PACD for approval. The program opens July 1, 2023, and will close June 30, 2027.



Please complete the Application and the Landowner Agreement and email them to Holly Miller.

Holly Miller, PACD Program Manager,, (717) 794-6105

Financial and other support for the PRISM Pilot Program in NW Pennsylvania is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. through a Landscape Scale Restoration Grant with the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.