Native Plant Program

hover fly pollinates celery leaf lovage

Growing native plants helps preserve endangered species and discourage invasives, supports bees and other pollinators, and creates beautiful natural spaces. See how you can get involved!

Grow native plants

Native Plant Sale

red columbine © Crosson

Every year, Benton SWCD holds a Native Plant Sale. This is a great place for you to purchase native plants of the Willamette Valley and support conservation efforts in Benton County.

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Invasive Species

Lesser celandine

Have you heard the news? A silent invasion is infiltrating Benton County and compromising the integrity of our habitats and natural resources.

Learn about our Invasives Program

Youth Education

Kids Day for Conservation Soil Tunnel © H. Keirstead

We participate in and offer a variety of programs and resources.

View the Youth Ed Page

Soil Quality

The Soil Quality Project provides farmers with f in-field and laboratory soil assessments.

Dig into soil quality!

Jackson-Frazier Focus Area

Jackson Frazier wet meadow © H. Crosson

By using the Jackson-Frazier Watershed as our Oregon Department of Agriculture-mandated focus area, we work with the rural residential and agricultural producers to improve and protect the integrity of the upper reaches of a rural watershed as it becomes developed over the next forty years.

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Half Moon Bend Riparian Restoration Demonstration Project

2013 Half Moon Bend © C. Durbecq

A 28 acre portion of the Willamette River Greenway is the site of a demonstration project for riparian forest restoration practices and future riparian forest ecology studies in a bottomland forest.

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Willamette Mainstem Cooperative

Surveying the banks of the Willamette for invasive species. © C. Durbecq

The Willamette Mainstem Cooperative (WMC) is group of landowners, organizations, and volunteers working together to improve stewardship across all landownerships along the mainstem of the Willamette River.

Dive into the Willamette Mainstem!

Landowner Assistance

Newton Creek Restoration © D. Schmitz

Contact us to set up a site visit to discuss your conservation concerns.

Request assistance

Project Archives

A barrier to fish passage © D. Schmitz

Find out about projects that BSWCD is no longer actively pursuing-Fish Passage and more.

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