UPPER WILLAMETTE SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT

Your partner for clean water, productive soil, and healthy wildlife habitat.

What We Do

We coordinate with regional partners to protect, restore, and enhance local natural resources through voluntary programs and education.

We work with the community on water, land, fire safety, and agriculture.

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A forest of ferns and trees.

Vision

To encourage and promote the responsible stewardship of our natural resources through conservation and restoration. We also work to protect and enhance the health, economic benefits, and quality of life for the citizens within the District.

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Resources

We strive to assist the community in learning more about natural habitat conservation and protection.

We provide technical assistance and limited financial support to local property owners to help with restoration and conservation projects.

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Drone view of a river in Eugene, Oregon and a bridge going over it.

Not only do we provide technical assistance, but we can also fund you!

We’re here to partner with landowners, conservation nonprofits, and local, state, and federal agencies. We offer FREE site visits, assessments, and technical assistance. See our available grants to learn about funding.

Test Your Soil

A soil test determines whether your soil is acidic, neutral, or alkaline. Test your soil health to grow fresh, local food.

Protect Your Streams

Address water quality and protect in relation to humans, fish, habitats, and agriculture.

Fire Danger Awareness

Education about fire danger awareness and how to live safely in wildland urban interface areas.

Forest & Wildlife

Learn about the legacy of your land for future generations.

Why work with your local soil & water conservation district?

While we uphold a locally-led, watershed-based, and voluntary approach to natural resource management to ensure the health and sustainable use of our water and other natural resources, we also respect private property owners’ rights and honor their wise and responsible stewardship of natural resources.

Stay connected with UWSWCD’s latest news

  • Learn How You Can Join Our Board of Directors!

    June 5, 2024

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    We’re Hiring! Water Quality Conservation Specialist Position Announcement

    May 16, 2024

Get Involved with UWSWCD Efforts

Do you want to be involved in improving the land you live on and the land of your community? There are many ways you can support our efforts in improving our local environment. Through donating, participating in local events, and educating yourself on how to do your part, you can easily support the watershed council’s efforts!