Agricultural Land Preservation

Agricultural Program Coordinator
Kelse Brown ext. 3325
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The preservation of our county's farmland is a crucial factor in the conservation struggle. The program is designed to preserve the most productive farmland by means of a perpetual agricultural conservation easement. A perpetual agricultural conservation easement is a way of preventing development on the farmland permanently. Through this program the landowners sell the development right on the farm to the state and/or County. The landowner is fairly compensated for selling this right. In turn, the state and/or County is able to prevent further development. The state and/or County would only own this one specific right to the farm, the landowner would retain all other property rights and is still the owner of the farm. 

Board Members

Keith Masser, Chairman
Kent Heffner, Vice Chairman
Stanley Fidler
Dr. Ronald Dietz
James Hepler
Glenn Hetherington
Bill Wehry
Russell Schnoke
John Halabura


Farmland Preservation Information Brochure

Farmland Preservation Application


Board Meetings

The Schuylkill County Ag Land Preservation Board (SCALPB) meetings are held in the lower level conference room of the Ag Center at 1206 Ag Center Drive, Pottsville, PA 17901.  Attendees are also welcome to participate remotely via Zoom at or by calling 1-646-558-8656 and entering the meeting ID 354 085 7257.

  Please click on the date to view the meeting agenda:




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