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Benton SWCD staff are temporarily working remotely to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.  The office is closed to the public at this time.  Please contact individual staff for assistance with your conservation needs.  Staff can most easily be reached by email. If you are not sure who to contact scroll down for a list of staff and how they can help.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to continuing to help you meet your conservation needs.

Staff are currently working from home. If you need to contact us for any reason, please email or call us.

Our phone number is  (541) 753-7208. Individual staff extensions and emails are listed in this table:

Title/NameEmailPhone
Operations Manager
Linda Lovett
llovett@bentonswcd.org541-753-7208 ext. 200 (office direct line)
Natural Resources Conservation Program Manager
Michael Ahr
michael@bentonswcd.org541-231-2615 (work cell)
541-753-7208 ext. 202 (office direct line)
Resource Conservationist II
Donna Schmitz
dschmitz@bentonswcd.org541-753-7208 ext. 203 (office direct line)
Resource Conservationist I
Teresa Matteson
tmatteson@bentonswcd.org541-753-7208 ext. 204 (office direct line)
Communications & Community
Engagement Manager
Heath Keirstead
heathk@bentonswcd.org541-753-7208 ext. 205 (office direct line)
Executive Director
Holly Crosson
hcrosson@bentonswcd.org541-231-2522 (work cell)
541-753-7208 ext. 201 (office direct line)

Benton Soil and Water Conservation District

As of June, 2021, we have a new office location.

Office is currently closed to the public.
136 SW Washington Avenue, Suite 201
Corvallis, OR 97333

Phone (541) 753-7208
Fax (541) 230-1809

Contact us to:

  • Work with your neighbors to set community goals and plan projects in your watershed, based on local ideas, local needs and voluntary action.
  • Prevent erosion of valuable topsoil from farmland, streambanks and construction sites.
  • Find out how you can get financial and technical assistance for restoration projects, including valley bottoms, wetlands, stream corridors and waterways.
  • Obtain design and engineering assistance to reduce contaminated runoff from dairies, stables, and kennels. Take action before it becomes a regulatory problem!
  • Create or enhance habitat for birds, wildlife and fish on your farm, forest land, and rural property, while maintaining farm productivity.
  • Volunteer to promote conservation education by working with local schools, 4-H clubs, other groups, or with us at Benton SWCD.

The Benton SWCD has many resources available for landowners, educators, and community members for watershed enhancement projects and conservation education.

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