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
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
The Dalles WS Council
15Mile WS Council
White River WS Council
Mosier WS Council
Bakeoven/Buck Hollow WS Council
Abbie Forrest
Watershed Coordinator
541-296-6178 ext102
Coordinating Board
Dec 4, 2019
3:00 PM
USDA Service Ctr., The Dalles
During 2020 Neighborhood
During 2020 Neighborhood
Don't know what watershed you are in? Click on the map to enlarge.
photo: Mt Hood Feb 2019
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