W e l c o m e !

The Upper Willamette SWCD serves approximately 66% of Lane County and encompasses nearly 2 million acres. Our District extends from the crest of the Cascade Mountains westward along the Lane County boundary on the west, from the Linn/Benton County lines on the north, and to the Douglas County line on the south.

News and Events

2014 Rain Garden Workshops!

Click to view Rain Garden Workshop FlyerThe Rain Garden Workshops have ended for Spring 2014. Please check back in September for our Fall workshop schedule, or email us at office@uwswcd.org.

An extra special thank you to Kathy Eva, Stormwater Program, City of Eugene, for partnering with us to present the Rain Garden Workshops this spring. Her knowledge and dedication to our community outreach program is invaluable! We look forward to providing more outreach and education workshops to the area soon.

View previous Rain Garden Workshop Flyer -->>
To view a portion of the Rain Garden Workshop presentation click here.

Rural & Suburban Living Handbook!

Rural & Suburban Living HandbookWe are proud to present the Rural & Suburban Living Handbook. This handbook contains information on purchasing rural property, soil testing, forestry, suburban living and wildlife concerns, as well as tips on how to live lightly on the land. Contact the staff at Upper Willamette SWCD to request a free handbook for you or your organization. View Rural & Suburban Living Handbook -->>


Important Links

Soil Testing

Optimize production from your garden, pasture or small farm.
Read about Soil Testing -->

Unlock the secrets in your soil.
Read about Soil Health -->

Water Quality

Think the local snow pack runs to the sea? Think again! The District manages the natural areas that let the snow melt refresh local groundwater.
Read about Water Quality -->

Conservation Planning

The District cooperates with other basin entities to manage the wetlands and watersheds while protecting the native species.
Read about Conservation -->

Dedicated to assisting local landowners since 1953