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Wasco Co. SWCD
USDA Service Center
2325 River Rd. Ste. 3
The Dalles, OR 97058
Monday thru Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Ph: 541-296-6178 ext 3
About the photos on this site:
Over the years District and NRCS staff have accumulated quite a few photographs and we'd like to share them with our readers. Sprinkled throughout page headers are old and new images from places within the county. We've even included a page for some photos of interest that will change over time. If you have an image you'd like to share send it to the webmaster at the link at the bottom of the page. Be sure to include credit and a short sentence about the picture!!
Lastly, contact the webmaster for permission to use photo images from this site.
SWCD Monthly Board Meeting
WSC Coordinating Board
First Wednesday of the Month.
USDA Svc Ctr.
New Watershed Council website:
March 4, 2020
USDA Service Center
Agenda - coming end Feb
Next Board Meeting
March 4, 2020
photo: Mt. Hood Winter 2018
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Wasco County Soil and Water Conservation District (WCSWCD) and its partner, the USDA NRCS prohibit discrimination against employees, partners, and participants for programs, services and employment. WCSWCD and USDA NRCS are Equal Opportunity Employers.
Our Mission: To work cooperatively with others to promote and encourage conservation and wise use of natural resources.
The 2020 Tree Sale List has been published!!
If you aren't on our newsletter mailing list you can download the order form below. Visit our Tree Sale page for more informaion - link is under the Directory drop down menu!
USDA Announces NEW CRP Signup!
USDA is opening signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) on December 9, 2019. The deadline for agricultural producers to sign up for general CRP is February 28, 2020, while signup for continuous CRP is ongoing.
For more information click on the pdf link below!
Our one day sale for the those who missed out on pre-ordering is slated for March 21, 2020. Mark your calenders, first come first served. Check back as we hope to have some additional events slated for that day as well!
Wasco Co. SWCD Annual Meeting
This year we will be holding our Annual Meeting on April 22, 2020. Plans are still in development. February's weather has gotten unpredictable so we thought we'd try something new this year! Stay tuned for more information.
Annual Neighborhood Meetings Scheduled for 2020
Dufur - Barlow Ranger Station Board Room: Feb 11, 2020, 1:00 PM
Wamic - Community Center: Feb 12, 2020, 9:00 AM
Maupin - Sage Canyon Office: Feb 13, 1:00 PM
Presentors: Farm Service Agency, NRCS, Wy'East RC&D, Wasco Co. SWCD, OSU Extension, Wasco Co. Area WS Councils
The Wasco County Neighborhood Meetings, hosted by Wasco Co. SWCD, are a chance to bring conservation, Farm Bill, and funding information and opportunities directly to the people who need it. Plan on attending one of the meetings and find out what is the latest and greatest!!
NRCS Local Workgroup Scheduled
The Dalles - Cousin's Meeting Room, March 12, 2020, 9:00 AM to Noon.
This is an important opportunity to get your input into where funding from USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is directed for the future. Funding for programs is tied to local needs. Do you have range restoration or management concerns? Need practices that can mitigate fire events? Erosion - water or wind or other conservation practice needs? Support for practices such as cover crops or for soil quality? These are the kinds of things NRCS stafff needs to know so they can get their local input recorded and in the hands of the people who make funding decisions! Plan on attending and let your voice be heard!!