Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District
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Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District (DSWCD) Meetings:
NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 issue the Deshutes SWCD monthly meetings will be held via ZOOM. Please contact Jeff Rola at 541-408-7024 for access to the board meetings.
The Deschutes SWCD meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from 9:00AM - 12:00PM .
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Small Grant Projects
Awards are available up to $15,000 for private landowners to perform restoration projects on their land. These grants allow for quick implementation.
If you have a project in mind or would like to discuss possibilities, give us a call:
541-923-4358 ext. 3190
COVID - 19 UPDATE
The Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District (DSWCD) will be holding board director elections on November 3, 2020 for the following positions:
Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 5, and one At-Large position
Directors serve four-year terms. Find out more about becoming a director, zone boundaries, and eligibility requirements by clicking on the icon above.
Election forms and more information can be found at:
A 'Declaration of Candidacy' and 'Petition for nomination signature sheet' must be submitted by each candidate to Deschutes County Clerk and the Oregon Department of Agriculture by 5:00 pm on August 25, 2020!
On June 15th Deschutes County Commissioners unanimously approved a Drought Declaration due to low river flows and some of the lowest storage levels ever recorded in area reservoirs.
Most of Deschutes County is categorized as a severe drought area.
As a landowner in Deschutes County, this can be a troubling time. It's also an opportunity that provides awareness to our counties water management and steps that landowners can take to prepare for future drought or low water years. We can work together to improve our water management practices for future usage.
More drought information can be found at: