The health and safety of our community is very important to us. Given the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the U.S., and our strong desire to do our part to keep people safe and healthy, we have closed the Benton Soil & Water Conservation District Office to the public indefinitely in order to help slow the spread of this virus. We are developing contingency plans as the situation unfolds.
Our District staff will be working remotely during this time and can most easily be reached by email.
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/Name Email Phone
Operations Manager
Linda Lovett
llovett@bentonswcd.org 541-753-7208 ext. 200 (office direct line)
541-231-2615 (work cell)
Resource Conservationist
Donna Schmitz
dschmitz@bentonswcd.org 541-753-7208 ext. 201 (office direct line)
River Restoration
and Invasive Species
Program Coordinator
vacant position vacant; call Donna for land and water management questions or call Linda to get redirected for other questions.
Resource Conservationist II
Teresa Matteson
tmatteson@bentonswcd.org 541-753-7208 ext. 204 (office direct line)
Communications & Community
Engagement Manager
Heath Keirstead
heathk@bentonswcd.org 541-753-7208 ext. 205 (office direct line)
Executive Director
Holly Crosson
hcrosson@bentonswcd.org 541-231-2522 (work cell)
541-753-7208 ext. 203 (office direct line)

Benton Soil and Water Conservation District
456 SW Monroe Avenue, Suite 110
Corvallis, OR 97333
Enter our office from 5th Street.

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

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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.

To get started, send us an e-mail, call or visit our office.

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