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Landowner Assistance

Program Overview

We can assist you with many resource concerns. Read the full list below or request a site visit.

Habitat Restoration

Includes analysis, recommendations of native plants, site preparation including invasive weed control methods, write permits, planting methods and plans, where to order plants, secure contractors of restoration associated with:

  • Riparian (including CREP planning) buffer restoration
  • Wetland and upland prairie,
  • oak savannah and oak woodlands
  • Improving wildlife habitats in general in rural and urban settings.

Land Management

  • Provide technical assistance for implementing practices to enhance and protect forestry, agro-forestry (including buffers), woodlands, pasture, natural areas, cropland, urban, (including weed control) resource concerns

Water Quality/Quantity

  • Recommend practices to protect and improve surface and ground water resource issues, mud and manure, drainage, irrigation, rural storm water quality, in-stream issues, work with ODA on Agricultural Water Quality issues
  • Conservation Incentive Program lead

Conservation and Restoration Planning

  • Assess site for natural resource concerns, conduct analysis and make recommendations for conservation practices to correct problems: soil, water, air, plants, domestic animals.

Mapping

  • Soils, soil description, historical/current vegetation, zoning, aerial photos, topography surveys and maps, stream profiles and x-sections, assist with permit applications.

Project Development

  • Grant writing, project development, develop budget, secure funding, management and oversight, reporting. OWEB, CIP, work with NRCS and FSA on federal Farm Program promotion and implementation to fund priority resource concerns.

Related Blog Posts

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Emergency Preparedness Tips #12
Pam Wilson | October 29, 2021

In this twelfth installment of Pam Wilson’s Emergency Preparedness Series, she shares ideas to help you prepare for wildfires, power outages, and sheltering in place.

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Emergency Preparedness Tips #11
Pam Wilson | October 8, 2021

In this post, Pam discusses tasks to revisit this month, emergency services, emergency water storage, and where to get info about daily burn regulations.

The CERT logo for Benton County with green letters and the iconic Benton County Courthouse
Emergency Preparedness Tips # 10
Pam Wilson | September 10, 2021

In Pam Wilson’s tenth blog post, she reviews the process of calling 911 so you know what to expect if you ever find yourself needing to make that call. She also shares some great resources for September, which is National Preparedness Month.

Related Resources

For additional information, we recommend:
  • Planting Tips for Native Bareroot Trees Shrubs Bulbs and Seeds

    Planting Tips for Native Bareroot Trees and Shrubs, Bulbs, and Seeds

  • BSWCD Brochure

    Envision your role in conservation. Everyone has a role to play in conservation. We are here to help you access the tools you need to protect and maintain natural resources like soil, water, and wildlife habitat. Find out more.

  • Combined Planting Tips

    Planting tips for native woody perennials and native bulbs.

  • Time To Pot Up and Tree Care Instructions

    Instructions for potting up and caring for native bare root plants.

  • Willamette Valley Host Plants for Butterflies

    Willamette Valley Host Plants for Butterflies

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