Wasco County
Soil and Water Conservation District

There are five active watershed councils covering the largest watersheds. A Watershed Council Coordinating Board was formed to oversee the overall operation of the Area Councils. The Coordinating Board will prioritize watershed projects and input those needs into the Conservation District's Area Plan for technical assistance and funding.

Abbie Forrest, the District's Watershed Coordinator, works with the Coordinating Board and watershed councils to coordinate their activities, provide administrative support, and assist with achieving their goals. Both the Coordinating Board and councils operate under a unified set of by-laws and use an overarching Action Plan based upon resource concerns from all five councils.

Voting council members of the board and councils are appointed by the County. You can use the map link in the lower left corner to find out what watershed you are in. If you are interested in becoming involved, watershed council meeting dates are posted to the right. To be put on a council's mailing list, please contact Abbie at the email link below.
Wasco County Area Watershed Councils
The Wasco Area Watershed Councils now have their own website. Please go to www.wcwatersheds.org, or click on the link below.
Wasco Area Watershed Councils Website
Contact WS Council Coordinator
A watershed is the area of land that drains into a particular body of water such as a stream, river, lake, or bay.
The watershed includes not only the waterway itself, but also the entire land area that drains to it.
Council Meeting
Abbie Forrest
Watershed Coordinator
541-296-6178 ext 102
Meeting Place - TBA
Meeting Place - TBA
Don't know what watershed you are in? Click on the map to enlarge.
photo: Mt Hood Feb 2019
Meeting - USDA Service Ctr., The Dalles
Meeting - Barlow Ranger District Office, Dufur
Meeting -
Mosier Grange, Mosier
About Us
Our Mission: To work cooperatively with others to promote and encourage conservation and wise use of natural resources.
15Mile WS Council
White River WS
Mosier WS Council
Bakeoven/Buck Hollow WS Council
Meeting - USDA Service Ctr., The Dalles
Select the meeting link to each council below for the latest meeting schedule.
The Dalles WS Council
Coordinating Board
Wasco Co. SWCD
USDA Service Center
2325 River Rd. Ste. 3
The Dalles, OR 97058
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