East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation in Portland Oregon

Address and phone number for East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation, a Soil and Water Conservation, at North Williams Avenue, Portland OR.


Name
East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation
Address
5211 North Williams Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97217
Phone
503-222-7645
Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

About the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation

The East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation, located in Portland, OR, protects and improves Portland soil and water resources. A government agency, the Soil and Water Conservation District provides resources on conservation and management for soil, water, and other natural resources. It aims to conserve land, water, forests, and wildlife in Oregon state. In addition, the Soil and Water Conservation District Association and the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) provides conservation support for Portland residents and businesses.

You may contact Soil and Water Conservation Districts for questions about:
  • Portland Soil and Water conservation programs
  • Conservation practices
  • Natural resources in Portland, Oregon
  • Portland soil and water surveys
  • The Soil and Water Conservation Act
Conservation Education Programs in Portland, Oregon

The Portland Soil and Water Conservation District offers educational resources on conservation. These include programs on water management, best practices to limit soil erosion, and irrigation practices. The SWCS also provides training and professional development resources for conservations, including educating policy makers on conservation practices and implementing policies to conserve resources.

Conserving Water & Reducing Soil Erosion

In addition to educational programs, the SWCS provides financial and technical support for conservation efforts. Their programs include resources on conserving water, reducing soil erosion, and improving water quality. In Portland, the SWCS connects residents with the federal Environmental Quality Incentives Program, which finances conservation-oriented improvements. Other programs include financial support for existing conservation systems and cost-sharing programs to install conservation systems. The SWCS provides information on grant funding offered by the federal government and Oregon state to improve soil and water conservation.

Portland Soil and Water Protection

In order to protect Portland soil and water resources, the Soil and Water Conservation District develops, implements, and enforces policies that protect natural resources. These include issues affecting Multnomah County farmers, such as soil erosion, animal waste, and grazing policies. Similarly, they monitor pest management regulations and nutrient management. Soil and Water Conservation also includes erosion control and management enforcement, such as for construction and mining, which protects water and soil quality. Ground and surface water are also under the authority of the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation, including regulating Portland water pollution and stormwater runoff.

Soil and Water Resources Conservation Act

At the Federal level, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) monitors Soil and Water Conservation Offices under the authority granted by the Soil and Water Resources Conservation Act of 1977. The USDA thus has authority over conservation, protection, and enhancement of soil and water resources. In Portland, USDA Offices monitor soil and water trends, recommend policies, and develop Soil and Water Conservation programs. The USDA also administers the Conservation Innovation Grants program.

Contact the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation

You may contact the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation by calling 503-222-7645, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation, 5211 North Williams Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97217.


Map of East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation in Portland Oregon


Soil and Water Conservation Offices Nearby