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Wasco County
Soil and Water Conservation District

What's New
Wasco Co. SWCD
USDA Service Center
2325 River Rd. Ste. 3
The Dalles, OR 97058
Office Hours
Monday thru Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed Holidays
Ph: 541-296-6178 ext 3
Fax: 541-296-7868
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. Please contact the webmaster for permission to use photo images from this site.
What's Happening
SWCD Monthly Board Meeting
WSC Coordinating Board
First Wednesday of the Month.
New Watershed Council website:
June 3, 2020
1:00 PM
Next Board Meeting
Next meeting TBA
photo: Mt. Hood Winter 2018
Contact Us
Privacy Statement
Copyright (C) 2019 Wasco Co. SWCD All Rights Reserved
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.
Wasco Co. SWCD Annual Meeting
This year's annual meeting is scheduled for June 3, 2020, during our regular monthly board meeting at 1:00 PM. Our Annual Report and Audit will be available on this website and by email. As we have a legal requirement to hold the Annual Meeting and present the Annual Report and Audit for the previous fiscal year before the end of the new FY, and considering how unsettled things are concerning the coronavirus, this was the most viable option for this year. Please click on the webmaster link below to email us if you have any questions or concerns.
USDA Service Center TD - NRCS/SWCD/FSA Operations Update
The Service Center continues to operate on limited staffing levels. However, phones are being answered and program signups are ongoing. For FSA news the Corona Food Assistance Program (CFAP) signup opened today. This program is geared towards livestock producers as well as pear, apples, and limited non-specialty crop producers.

Wasco is in D3 drought status, so the Live Stock Forage Program (LFP) for livestock producers has been implemented. We are also eligible for water-hauling through the Emergency Livestock Assistance Program (ELAP) program because of the D3 designation. Emergency grazing requests are coming in. District Planners will assist FSA in developing the stocking prescriptions for the program.

CREP reenrollment and new enrollment is on-going. If you plan to reenroll your CREP or would like to enroll new riparian acreage, contact the Conservation District at 541-296-6178 ext 3 to get in touch with a Planner.

NRCS continues to work on getting contracts completed and program participants paid while distric staff continues their work on CREP contracts.
The meeting will be conducted remotely. Details at left
The meeting will be conducted via teleconference. Details will be forthcoming.
About Us
Our Mission: To work cooperatively with others to promote and encourage conservation and wise use of natural resources.
WCSWCD Monthly Board Meeting, Annual Meeting, & Budget Hearing - June 3, 2020
OSU Extension Training Opportunities
OSU Extension has some upcoming training opportunities - Tractor Train the Trainer; Webinars - Cattle on the Range, Thoughts and Considerations; Pricing for Profit; Risk Management in Cattle, and more!
Read more HERE
Annual Meeting
Budget Hearing
June 3, 2020
1:00 PM
These meetings will be conducted remotely. Details at left
For the most part, business offices are still closed. However, there are still commitments that must be met. The Wasco Co. SWCD Annual Meeting, Budget Hearing, and the regular Board meeting will be remotely held on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 1:00 PM.

Please contact the District at (541) 296-6178 ext. 3 or for instructions to access the remote meetings, request a copy of the budget, Annual Report and Audit, or the FY 18/19 Annual Report documents. Large documents will need to be mailed.
Audit (pdf)
Annual Report (pdf)