Conservation Incentive Programs

Clean & Green

Clean & Green is a Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture conservation program for land in agricultural use, agricultural reserve or forest reserve that adjusts the property tax rate for landowners enrolling in the program. Allegheny County’s program is managed by the Allegheny County Department of Real Estate.
  • Agricultural use is defined as land used for the purpose of producing an agricultural commodity, or devoted to and meeting the requirements and qualifications for payments or other compensation through a soil conservation program under an agreement with an agency of the Federal government. 

  • Agricultural reserve is defined as a noncommercial open space used for outdoor recreation or the enjoyment of scenic or natural beauty and is open to the public for that use, without charge or fee on a nondiscriminatory basis. 

  • Forest reserve is defined as a ten-acre or more piece of land, stocked by forest trees of any size, which are capable of producing timber or other wood products. The term includes farmstead land on the tract. 

Program Eligibility: 

  • 10 acres or more of agricultural land, or 

  • Less than 10 acres of agricultural land, but gross of at least $2,000 annual income from the land, or 

  • 10 acres of forestland. 

    Are you eligible to participate? Visit the County Clean and Green website to download an application, or contact the Allegheny Clean and Green Coordinator at 412-350-2619. 

Century & Bicentennial Farm Program

The Department of Agriculture recognizes Pennsylvania families who have been farming the same land for 100 and 200 years through the Century and Bicentennial Farm Program. 


The same family must own the farm for at least 100 (Century Farm) or 200 (Bicentennial Farm) consecutive years. A family member must live on the farm on a permanent basis; and the farm must consist of at least 10 acres of the original holding, OR gross more than $1,000 annually from the sale of farm products. 

Application Process 

Applications must be completed, notarized and mailed to the Department of Agriculture for review. Certificates are then either presented or mailed to the recipient. 

Bicentennial & Century Farm Application

Ready to Preserve Your Farm?

Learn more about program eligibility, requirements and how to preserve your farm.