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.


  • 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

Faye And Kevin Near Oaks And Riparian Work MA 2021 11 15 (2)
Conservation Neighbors Faye Yoshihara and Kevin Kenaga
Michael Ahr | December 28, 2021

Faye and Kevin fell in love with the variety of forest on the woodland they’ve now owned for 6 years which includes young Douglas-fir and maturing mixed conifer while also supporting oak woodlands, oak savanna, and a streamside restoration planting of trees and shrubs.

Related Resources

For additional information, we recommend:
  • Planting guide for native bare-root trees, shrubs, bulbs, and seeds

    Planting guide for native bare-root trees, shrubs, bulbs, and seeds

    Ensure successful planting by following our tips and tricks for determining planting depth, how to water, ongoing care, and more.

  • Conservation Chutes And Ladders

    Conservation Chutes and Ladders is a game for all ages. Follow the game board from 1-100 and discover opportunities for everyone in Benton County to adopt new conservation practices and get to know the program of the District at the same time! Whether your journey includes more chutes or ladders is not important because EVERYONE WINS WITH CONSERVATION! Artwork by Kathleen Hill.

  • 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.

  • Willamette Valley Host Plants for Butterflies

    Willamette Valley Host Plants for Butterflies

  • Butterfly Gardening Handout

    Native Plants for Butterfly Gardening, 4 pages

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