The Huntingdon County Conservation District was organized to provide for the conservation of soil and water resources, assist in watershed protection and flood prevention, preserve woodland and wildlife, protect public lands, preserve the tax base, and to protect and promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the people. We have proudly served Huntingdon County since July 28, 1955.

Our Staff:    


    Tyne Blazier
    District Manager
    Phone: (814)-627-1626 ext. 3024










Jonathan    Jonathan Yoder 
    Chesapeake Bay/ Nutrient Management Technician
    Phone: (814)-627-1626 ext. 3022

 Jonathan started working for   the  district as the Nutrient   Management and Chesapeake   Bay Specialist in November   2018.  He will be working with   agricultural producers   administering Chesapeake Bay   projects, writing manure   management plans, reviewing   Act 38 plans, and working with compliance issues through the county.  In December 2016 he graduated from Frostburg State University with a degree in Wildlife Biology.  Jonathan and his wife Echo reside in Bedford County where they live and operate a beef and specialty crop farm growing pumpkins and berries.  Jonathan grew up working on his family dairy farm.  He enjoys hunting, farming and working on his classic truck with his dog Mack.




     Watershed Specialist/ Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful Coordinator 
     Phone: (814)-627-1626 ext. 3021

     Erosion & Sedimentation Resource Technician
      Phone: (814)-627-1626 ext. 3019


Carey Lightner

  Carey Lightner
     Dirt and Gravel Technician
      Phone: (814)-627-1626 ext. 3015

Carey started working for the district as the Dirt and Gravel Roads Technician in November of 2021. He is responsible for administering The Dirt, Gravel, and Low-Volume Road (DGLVR) Program which provides funds for townships in Huntingdon county to help improve road quality on public paved and unpaved roads that impact water quality. He graduated from Penn State in 2018 with a degree in Plant Science and Soils. Originally from Huntingdon County, he is excited to be working in a field that allows him to implement new road designs that help reduce the amount of pollution entering our ecosystem. Carey enjoys Mountain Biking, Skiing, Kayaking, Golfing, and many other outdoor activities.


Joy Merritts
     Administrative Assistant
     Phone: (814)-627-1626 ext. 3013

Joy joined the District as an Administrative Assistant in December 2018.

Joy handles all of the District’s administrative functions, payroll, and financials.  In addition to her administrative duties, she manages the topographic map and animal guard sales, as well as assists with the Agricultural Land Preservation program and NRCS.

Born and raised in Huntingdon County, her fields of study were accounting/computer sciences.  She previously worked at JC Blair Hospital for 20 years as the Assistant Director of the IT department, previously as a Payroll Coordinator and a construction cost accountant/office manager.

She currently resides in Huntingdon County with her husband and enjoys camping, gardening, and riding motorcycles.


 2023 Huntingdon County Conservation Board of Directors


2023 Conservation District Board


Board Members:  Front Row Glenn Werner, Mike Mowrer, Jama Hampson     

Back Row:  Russell Kyper (Co-Chair), Dennis Johnson, Jeff Thomas (Chair), Andrew Harpster