Northampton County Farmland Preservation Board Meeting and ACAP Committee meeting for Tuesday, December 5, 2023 has been cancelled.
The Northampton County Farmland Preservation board meetings are hybrid. Please click on the link below.
Application for New Residence.pdf
Application for Rural Enterprise.pdf
QUALIFIED BEGINNING FARMER CERTIFICATION.pdf
Solar implications Farmland - checklist for farm owners.pdf
2023 Farmland Preservation Meeting Schedule
1st Tuesday of the month at 7PM, Greystone Building,Basement Conference Room (Entrance is basement level of the building)
Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 7PM Re-organization Meeting
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 7PM
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 7PM
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 7PM
Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 7PM
Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 7PM
Tuesday, July 5, 2023 at 7PM
Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at 7PM
Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 7PM
Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 7PM
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at 7PM
Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 7PM
Agricultural Security Areas (Act 43)
Agricultural Security Area Application Form
Quick Links:Lehigh Valley Planning Commission - Municipal Profiles
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Land Trust Alliance
Northampton County Farmland Preservation Division is proud to announce the Agricultural Conservation Assistance Program (ACAP), which will provide financial and technical assistance for the purpose of improving the quality and production on agricultural operations.
Created through the Clean Streams Fund, the Agricultural Conservation Assistance Program (ACAP) will dedicate $154 million dollars throughout the Commonwealth to reduce non-point source pollution to streams, rivers and waterbodies.
Under ACAP, the State Conservation Commission has delegated counties within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to allocate these funds for Best Management Practices (BMP's) to help improve water and farmland quality.
ACAP may provide funding and technical assistance for the following:
Applications will be accepted beginning September 1, 2023. Applications will be available on the Northampton County Farmland Preservation website.
Funding is limited and applicants will be required to submit a
completed application form to the Northampton County Farmland Preservation Division in order to be considered for this cost-share program. Incomplete applications will not be accepted or reviewed for funding.
A pre-application site visit will be required as part of the application process.
Contact the Farmland Preservation Division staff members, Maria Bentzoni, Administrator at
email@example.com or Ryan Shaw, Resource Specialist at
firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or further information regarding the application process or call
Please see the approved ACAP BMP list below for eligible practices.
Conservation and Best Management Practices Eligible for ACAP Funding
(*HIGH PRIORITY BMP)
Agricultural Erosion & Sedimentation Plan (Ag E&S)*Conservation Plan*Manure Management Plan*Nutrient Management Plan (NMP or 590)*Animal Trails and Walkways*Cover Crop*Diversion*Fence*Fence (Streambank)*Grassed Waterway*Heavy Use Area Protection*Lined Waterway or Outlet*Riparian Forest Buffer & Maintenance*Riparian Herbaceous Cover*Roof Runoff Structure*Roofs and Covers*Stream Crossing*Streambank and Shoreline Protection*Subsurface Drain*Terrace*Vegetated Treatment Area*Waste Storage Facility*Watering Facility*Access RoadAnimal Mortality FacilityComposting FacilityConstructed WetlandCritical Area PlantingManure Separation FacilityObstruction RemovalOther Water-Quality BMPsPipelinePumping Plant for Waste Water ControlSilage Leachate ManagementSinkhole and Sinkhole Area TreatmentSoil Health TestsSpring DevelopmentStructure for Water ControlUnderground OutletWaste Storage Facility DecommissioningWaste TransferWater Well
ACAP Application Combined
ACAP Statement of Policy