Harney County Soil and Water Conservation in Hines Oregon

Address and phone number for Harney County Soil and Water Conservation, a Soil and Water Conservation, at Highway 20 South, Hines OR.


Name
Harney County Soil and Water Conservation
Address
530 Highway 20 South, Hines, Oregon, 97738
Phone
541-573-5010
Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

About the Harney County Soil and Water Conservation

The Harney County Soil and Water Conservation, located in Hines, OR, protects and improves Hines 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 Hines residents and businesses.

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

The Hines 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 Hines, 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.

Hines Soil and Water Protection

In order to protect Hines soil and water resources, the Soil and Water Conservation District develops, implements, and enforces policies that protect natural resources. These include issues affecting Harney 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 Harney County Soil and Water Conservation, including regulating Hines 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 Hines, 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 Harney County Soil and Water Conservation

You may contact the Harney County Soil and Water Conservation by calling 541-573-5010, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Harney County Soil and Water Conservation, 530 Highway 20 South, Hines, Oregon, 97738.


Map of Harney County Soil and Water Conservation in Hines Oregon