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Upper Ohio District

   Pleasants, Tyler, and Wetzel

Serving Pleasants, Tyler, and Wetzel counties

District Manager:
Lori Cochran
201 Underwood Street
Middlebourne , WV 26149
Phone: (304) 758-2512
Fax: (304) 758-5007
Email: UOCD@wvca.us
Driving Directions

CCD Board of Supervisors

District Supervisors

- Ronald Fletcher

- Bill Gellner

- Wayne McKeever

- Allen Rush

- Audra Cunningham

- Carroll Cumberledge

Recent Activity

February Minutes - 3/22/17
posted by: Lori Cochran

- 3/14/17
posted by: Lori Cochran


The Upper Ohio Conservation District (UOCD) is participating in the Poster Contest sponsored by the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) and the West Virginia Association of Conservation Districts (WVACD.)  The contest is open to all school aged children in the district and prizes will be awarded in each of the following age groups:  Grades K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12.  District winners are eligible to compete in the state contest and state winners will move on to the national contest.

The theme for 2017 is "Healthy Soils are Full of Life." 

  • Judging will be based on conservation message, visual effectiveness, originality, and universal appeal. 
  • Deadline for entry in the UOCD contest is the first Monday in May
  • Poster size for Grades K-6 is a half sheet or 14" x 22".
  • Poster size for Grades 7-12 is a full sheet or 22" x 28".
  • The 2017 Stewardship title, "Healthy Soils are Full of Life," must be on the front of the poster.  No other titles should be used.
  • Any media may be used to create a flat or two dimensional effect (paint, crayon, colored pencil, charcoal, paper, or other materials.)  The back of each poster MUST have the student's name, grade level, teacher's name, and school. 
  • For more information about the UOCD contest, contact our office at 304-758-2512 or email uocd@wvca.us.
  • The entry form is attached.
  •  For schools or classes that have multiple entries, please contact UOCD at 304.758.2512 or email uocd@wvca.us. We will make arrangements to pick them up!


UOCD Conservation Photo Contest - 3/13/17
posted by: Lori Cochran

Upper Ohio Conservation District announces the return of their Conservation Photo Contest for amateur photographers in Tyler, Wetzel and Pleasnts Counties.  The contest is part of the WV Association of Conservation Districts’ Conservation Photo Contest and the National Association of Conservation Districts’ Conservation Photo Contest.  Prizes will be awarded in an Adult category and a Youth category.  Winning entries will be submitted to the WVACD state level competition.  Entries must be received by the first Monday in May. Contact UOCD for more information at 304.758.2512 or uocd@wvca.us.

Jr. Conservation Camp - 3/13/17
posted by: Lori Cochran


Junior Conservation Camp, sponsored by the WV Department of Environmental Protection, is held each year at Cedar Lakes in Ripley, WV for five days.   This year’s camp will be held June 19-23, 2017.

The camp is for youth between the ages of 11 and 14 and provides an opportunity for them to become knowledgeable about conservation and the environment. 

In an effort to help promote the camp and conservation among our youth, the Upper Ohio Conservation District will sponsor two students from each county in the district:  Pleasants, Tyler and Wetzel.  Sponsorship will cover the $175 cost of the camp, which includes food and lodging.  Transportation and any other costs will be the responsibility of the parent or guardian. 

If you would like to recommend a student or students to be sponsored, please email uocd@wvca.us by March 31, 2017.  Once all recommendations are received, they will be reviewed by the UOCD Board and campers will be selected.

A copy of the DEP's brochure is attached.

Meeting Dates and Time - 3/13/17
posted by: Lori Cochran

March 21, 2017, UOCD Office 1:00 pm

April 25, 2017, UOCD Office 6:00 pm

May 16, 2017, UOCD Office 6:00 pm

June 20, 2017, UOCD Office 6:00 pm

July 18, 2017, UOCD Office 6:00 pm

August 15, 2017, UOCD Office 6:00 pm

September 19, 2017, UOCD Office 6:00 pm

October 17, 2017, UOCD Office 6:00 pm

November 21, 2017, UOCD Office 1:00 pm

December 19, 2017, UOCD Office 1:00 pm

Agendas are available at least three days prior to the meeting and may be obtained by calling the Upper Ohio Conservation District office at 304-758-2512.

Concerned citizens living in Pleasants, Tyler and Wetzel Counties are invited to attend and give their input on issues concerning conservation. Please contact the District Office by the Thursday preceding the meeting to be placed on the agenda to speak. 

All meetings are held at the UOCD office located at 201 Underwood Street, Middlebourne, WV unless noted otherwise.

Soil Sample Form - 3/13/17
posted by: Lori Cochran

To make it easier to find the forms you need please see attached a copy of the WVU Soil Testing Form to be wrapped around your sample. Please send 1 cup of soil per sample.

W-9 Form - 3/13/17
posted by: Lori Cochran

Please use the attached file when a W-9 is required for one of the District's Programs. If you have difficulty with the attachment please call 304-758-2512.

Thank you.


Conservation Agreement - 3/13/17
posted by: Lori Cochran


We require all cost-share participants to be a cooperator with our conservation district. Please use the attached form to sign up as a District Cooperator.  If you have trouble downloading this form, contact us at 304.758.2512.

If you're unsure if you're a cooperator, please fill out a form, and let the district office know when you turn in your application. We'll verify in our system if you are or aren't and take the necessary steps to process your application.

Thank you.

January Minutes - 3/9/17
posted by: Lori Cochran

Approved AgEP Applications February 2017 - 3/9/17
posted by: Lori Cochran

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