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2325 River Rd. Ste. 3
The Dalles, OR 97058
Ph: 541-296-6178 ext 3
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Wasco County Soil and Water Conservation District (WCSWCD) prohibits discrimination against its employees, partners, and participants for services and employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, and sexual orientation. WCSWCD is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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Welcome to the Wasco County Soil and Water Conservation District's website.

You can access information on the District, Area Watershed Councils, projects, and resources from the drop down menus above.

If you find broken links or other issues, please contact the webmaster at the link below. We make every attempt to keep the site running smoothly, but sometimes things happen. Your help in identfying issues is appreciated!
January 2, 2019
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Wasco County Soil and Water Conservation District

" Serving the people of Wasco County since 1942"
"-the first stop for all your natural resource needs"
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Our Mission: To work cooperatively with others to promote and encourage conservation and wise use of natural resources.
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2019 Annual Tree and Shrub Sale
The 2019 Tree and Shrub Sale is in process, the list is available at the link below and in the Sept/Oct issue of the GROUNDWORK.

Trees and shrubs are specifically chosen for the arid climate of Wasco County and surrounding areas in the Columbia Gorge. Native and naturalized, most are particularly suited for riparian plantings. Shrubs are mostly fruit bearing for wildlife plantings. Plants are bareroot, however, Ponderosa Pine and Douglas fir can be plugs (though we won't don't often know until we complete our nursery order) and Willows and Cottonwoods are cuttings.

Payment is required at the time of order. The deadline to reserve your order is January 24, 2019. We place our nursery orders based upon customer orders.

This year, there will be no pre-orders after the January 24, 2019 deadline. We plan on holding a two day sale around mid-March, after the pre-orders have been completed. We will have more information later as we work out the details.

2019 Plant List (pdf)

Job Announcement - Conservation Technician/Planner
Wasco Co. SWCD is seeking applicants for a Conservation Technician/Planner. Announcement can be found at the link below. The position closes at 5:00 PM, Thursday, December 27, 2018. emails can be sent to tammy.tripp@oacd.org. Call her at 541-296-6178 ext 3 for more information.

General Position Summary
The Conservation Technician/ Planner is responsible for providing technical assistance to private landowners and occasionally to partner organizations. Functional areas of responsibility are Planner: working with cooperators to develop and implement conservation plans, and Technician: design and technical assistance with the implementation of conservation practices. Secondary functions include clerical, technical, outreach / education, equipment, vehicles, and partner support. The Technician/ Planner assists in the development, updating, and implementation of the District's annual work plan and long-range plan. This position exists to provide technical assistance as the cornerstone of the District's program

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