Pardon our mess as we update our website!! Some Links are not yet active.
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
Partnership Award
The local USDA NRCS staff presented a Partnership Award to the Wasco Co. SWCD at this year's CONNECT training. The award recognized the District's assistance to NRCS in rendering aid to local landowners impacted by the 2018 fires. Read More.....
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.
What's Happening
SWCD Monthly Board Meeting
WSC Coordinating Board
First Wednesday of the Month.
3:00 PM
USDA Svc Ctr.
New Watershed Council website:
October 2, 2019
1:00 PM
USDA Service Center
The Dalles
Agenda - coming soon
Next Board Meeting
Next Board Meeting
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.
Our Mission: To work cooperatively with others to promote and encourage conservation and wise use of natural resources.
Fruit Growers in Wasco and Hood River Counties have a new NRCS Funding Opportunity
Fruit growers in Wasco and Hood River Counties are eligible to apply for assistance to enhance pollinator and beneficial insect habitat, as well as other practices through a Conservation Initiative Strategy for the Columbia Gorge.

Pollinators and beneficial insects are critical for crop production, pest control, wildlife habitat and biodiversity. These species are in decline due to habitat loss and fragmentation as well as exposure to diseases and pesiticides.

Through this local program, financial assistance from USDA is available for orchard, vineyard, and berry growers in Wasco and Hood River Counties to restore and protect pollinator and beneficial insect habitat.
Read More.......

A free workshop is planned for October 23, 2019, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center downstairs classroom, to share information and resources about this program. How to apply, payments, and application of practices!!

Please RSVP to Tammy at 541-296-6178 ext 3 (we need a headcount for the morning pastry and coffee bar) - There is no cost associated with this workshop!!