Headwaters RC&D focuses on...
Farmers learn to run their farms efficiently, sustainably, and profitably
We care about our local forests and love everything they have to offer
Because what goes into the water affects everyone and everything downstream
Community & Economic Development
Celebrate that you live in an area where it's possible to go outside and play
What we do
Headwaters RC&D sponsors projects that address water, forest, and agriculture resources as well as community and economic development, environmental education, and recreational needs of the north-central Pennsylvania region to include the counties of Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, and Potter.
Project assistance ranges from scientific and technical assistance to acting as a full grant sponsor and project manager for organizations with limited capacity. Headwaters RC&D has a variety of partners among our eight counties.
Headwaters RC&D builds capacity, and provides technical assistance for projects such as:
- Watershed protection/restoration
- Community trail development for trail groups
- Sustainable agriculture
- Community development
- Environmental & natural resource education
- Land conservation
- Sustainable forestry
Read more about our projects and accomplishments here
Where we live
North Central Pennsylvania is the ideal place to live if you love the outdoors; plentiful in hardwood forests, recreation, and developed lands, with more stream miles than any of the lower 48 states. Our area has the largest National Forest east of the Mississippi River, abundant state forest lands, and State Gamelands. North Central PA also enjoys some of the most scenic wilderness and recreation areas in the eastern U.S. including the famous US Route 6—named by National Geographic as “One of America’s most scenic drives”.
Our region is positioned on the Eastern Continental Divide; demarcating the do my homework headwaters of the Susquehanna and Ohio River systems. It is also the source water for the Allegheny, Genessee, and Susquehanna River Basins.