Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District (DSWCD)
Mission Statement: "To provide local leadership, education, motivation, and assistance to the citizens of Deschutes County for responsible, efficient stewardship of our soil and water resources."
Soil and Water Conservation District is:
A Special purpose district ~ similar to a fire control district
* NOT a Federal, County, State or City Agency
* NOT a Regulatory or Enforcement Agency
* NOT an environmental activist group
Water conservation districts are administered by the volunteer efforts of local
landowners and citizens selected in the General Elections to serve on the Board
of Directors, authorized to provide assistance to all county farmers, ranchers
and citizens upon request & committed to service all members of the
community regardless of gender, race, ethnic background or national origin.
The Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District is uniquely
authorized by the State of Oregon to provide for the conservation of its
renewable resources, including control and prevention of soil erosion,
conservation and development of water resources and water quality, prevention
of impairment of dams and reservoirs, assisting in the maintaining the
navigability of rivers and harbors, preserving wildlife, conserving natural
beauty, and doing this in cooperation with landowners, land occupiers, and other
natural resource users, other local governmental units, and agencies of the
state and federal government.
Deschutes SWCD provides Free Site visits,
if you currently have resource concerns on your property and would like
Technical Assistance, please contact Tammy Harty at email@example.com or call 541-923-2204 or to arrange an appointment.
Funding for the OWEB Small grant program is generated through Oregon Lottery dollars and is a voluntary program that works with your framework and objectives to enhance and preserve natural resources on your property. Some of the goals for maximizing resource potential include: soil stabilization, weed control, in-stream and riparian enhancements, irrigation effiency, wildlife habitat improvements, and water quality concerns. The grant program is applicable to those living in Deschutes County. Contact us for more information!