Welcome to the BSWCD Home Page
Upcoming EventsMark your calendar for these events coming soon
Benton SWCD is now a
Blue Sky Luminary business partner
Natural Resources Scholarship Application now available!!!Deadline May 24, 2013
Check out the scholarship section of the "Teachers and Educators" page for more information.
New Invasive Species Section: Cooperative Weed Management Area
In 2010, Benton Soil & Water Conservation District recognized the need to develop a county-wide, cross-jurisdictional plan on invasive species management that addresses the protection of quality conservation areas in the County, provides for native fish and wildlife species, and contributes to an informed public aware of the threat invasive species pose to our economy and environment. In 2011, the District initiated this planning process with a group of land and invasive species managers working in Benton County.
Read more and download the plan and appendices in the CWMA section of our Invasive Species page!
Horizons: Annual Report 2012
The Horizons, Annual Report 2012 newsletter is now available. Follow the link to read a summary and download!
Continuing Education ScholarshipCongratulations to Jennifer Allen, Matthew Cook & Patty Hanchett for receiving a Continuing Education Scholarship from Benton SWCD to attend the Summer Agriculture Institute (SAI) program. SAI is a week-long clinic coordinated by Oregon State University. The program is designed to help non-agricultural K-12 educators use agriculture as a context for teaching.
Subscribe to One of Our Mailing Lists!
We have recently converted several of our mailing lists to Google Groups!
See our Mailing Lists page for more information about each list and subscribe!
"Voles are not moles......but they still make holes". Meet the critters, the farmers whom they ate out of house and home and a scientist who thinks they may do some good after all," says Oregon Field Guide in promotional copy for a segment with OSU soil scientist James Cassidy on voles.
Brochures Available Online
Several of our brochures are now available online for download and viewing or printing. Take a self-guided tour of the Dixon Creek watershed, build your own worm bin, or find out more about organizations that support sustainable living in the Corvallis community!
See our Brochures section for more details!
FY14 BudgetClick here to view the BWSCD FY14 Budget
Other Events and Goings On
Subscribe to our mailing lists to find out about soil and water related events in the community , receive our Horizons newsletter, or receive announcements about soil and water conservatio n related jobs!
We have several upcoming events -- check our Calendar to find out more.
- Check our Teachers and Educators page to read our most recent education newsletter and learn about grants available to educators.