Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District (DSWCD) Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of the month from 9:00AM - 12:00PM:
NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 issue the Deschutes SWCD monthly meetings location will be determined on a monthly basis. Please contact Erin Kilcullen at 541-550-6834 or at email@example.com for access to the board meetings.
Deschutes County Commissioners meetings click on this link
Natural Resource Issues In Deschutes County
The current water supply forecast for the spring and summer of 2021 is below average. This raises concerns on water storage and available water for Central Oregon irrigators. .Now more than ever we need to improve our irrigation water management to conserve water, improve stream flows, enhance recreation and meet optimum yields.
Since 2014, the Deschutes SWCD, U.S. Forest Service (FS) and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) have been working together to improve the health of forests where public and private lands meet. Through the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership, efforts are being made to restore the health of the forest, reducing wildfire threats to communities and landowners, protecting water quality, and enhancing wildlife habitat.
Deschutes County continues to grow and more urbanized. It is important to address these changes and work within city limits to assist communities and schools to ensure proper soil health and available healthy foods.