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Cambria and Somerset Counties Conservancy | 227 Franklin Street, Suite 306 | Johnstown, PA 15901

Phone: (814) 532-8851 or (814) 532-8942 · Fax: (814) 532-8852


The CSCC was formed by the Cambria Somerset Authority (CSA) for the purpose of providing environmental stewardship to the natural resources owned by the CSA while simultaneously providing new recreational opportunities for the citizens of Cambria and Somerset Counties and the surrounding regions.  CSA owns three reservoirs in the region and provides industrial water to customers while at the same time maintaining a suitable environment for recreation at the reservoirs.  CSCC received its 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization status in September, 2005.

CSCC is comprised of 11 board members from both Cambria and Somerset Counties.  CSCC maintains a close relationship with CSA; The two organizations work together to conserve our natural resources while providing new and diverse recreational opportunities for our region.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Cambria and Somerset Counties Conservancy (CSCC) is to protect our environment and apply sound conservation principles to the development of recreational opportunities for the residents and visitors in the Cambria/Somerset Region.

Board Members:

James L. Greco, Ph.D.

Mr. John Toth

Mr. Patrick J. Mulcahy, Jr.

Mr. Robb Piper

Mr. John Dryzal

Mr. Gregory Elliott

Mr. Mark Wissinger

Mr. Steve Buncich

Mr. Len Lichvar

Mr. William J. Smith, Cambria County Commissioner

Ms. Colleen Dawson, Somerset County Commissioner


Executive Director:
Mr. Richard S. Ames


Quemahoning Reservoir (Somerset County)

  • Handicap Accessible Fishing Pier installed at the Family Recreation Area (Completed October 2007)
  • ADA Trail Construction throughout Family Recreation Area
  • Limestone Dosing of Quemahoning Creek, Alkalinity Improvement Project
  • Wildlife Habitat Improvement / Food Plots Project
  • American Chestnut Tree Restoration
  • Fish Habitat Improvement Projects
  • Venturi Meter Historical Display
  • Quemahoning Dam – Birdman Road Boat Launch
  • Quemahoning Family Recreation Area: Expansion project in 2021 to include: 3 new RV sites, 2 new rustic cabins, new showerhouse/restrooms in the beach area, playground equipment in two areas, expanded parking and one new small pavilion (gazebo style)

Hinckston Run Reservoir (Cambria County)

  • Construction of Picnic Pavilions and Picnic Tables at the Family Recreation Area
  • Fish Habitat Improvement Projects

Wilmore Reservoir (Cambria County)

  • Fish Habitat Improvement Projects
  • Wildlife Habitat Improvement


CSCC wishes to recognize and thank the people and organizations who have helped our organization to carry out its mission of protecting and conserving our environment and providing recreational opportunities.  The following have given their support, donated money, and offered assistance with CSCC’s projects:

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