Protect, Restore and Preserve Allegheny County's Natural Resources

ACCD serves communities in Allegheny County through expertise in natural resource management. 

  • 3,600 trees planted across 22 acres in the last five years

  • 4,000 acres preserved across 40 farms in the last 20 years

  • 3,000 construction sites inspected covering 122,000 acres in the last five years



Our natural resources are critical infrastructure and play a role in keeping our communities safe and livable as climate shifts and impacts such as flooding or landslides are experienced. ACCD is committed to being a valued partner in this work far into the future.

Heather Manzo, Executive Director


The Allegheny County Conservation District is an urban conservation district that engages and leads through partnerships, innovation, and implementation to conserve, promote, and improve Allegheny County’s natural resources.


The Allegheny County Conservation District envisions an educated and engaged public, clean water, and a sustainable future.


Strategic Plan

Allegheny County Conservation District completed a comprehensive strategic plan in 2021, its 75th year.  For more information, find the executive summary below, which contains the board approved priorities. 

View the Executive Summary

Get Assistance

ACCD provides technical assistance to improve water and soil resources throughout the region.