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Home Science:  Backyard Conservation


Environmental conservation is an important issue in today’s world, and there are lots of ways to help in your own backyard. Now more than ever, it is vital to preserve our planet and its natural resources, like water, soil, plants and wildlife. Everyone can help out by recycling, using less water, and making the community more eco-friendly. Many of these activities can be fun, too!


National Association of Conservation Districts

Information from across the country including Government affairs, educational opportunities, and contact information for conservation districts across the United States.


USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
NRCS is one of the District’s closest partners. This site contains conservation information for urban homeowners to large commercial agricultural operations.


Oregon Association of Conservation Districts

Contact information for all the conservation districts in Oregon. It also contains links to small acreage fact sheets, Oregon Conservation Partnership, and other organizations and resources.


Clean Water Services
Clean water tips for home and garden, near stream areas, and water quality regulations permitting process.


Oregon Department of Agriculture
Information about state and federal laws for farmers, agriculture resources directory, and other agricultural items of interest.


Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Rules and regulations pertaining to air quality, land quality, water quality, and vehicle inspection.


OSU Extension
Publications, videos, and news releases from Oregon State University Extension and Experiment Station Communications.


Oregon Department of Forestry
Study the Oregon Forest Practices Act, review the professional forestry assistance programs, and check for debris flow advisories.


Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Information about wildlife, fish, and habitat as well as hunting and fishing in Oregon.


USDA Farm Service Agency
Information on loans, subsidies, and other farm finance issues.


Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board
Information about programs that support watershed restoration. Learn about the OWEB administered grant program funded from the Oregon Lottery.

Put a Salmon on Your Plate!
Information about programs that support watershed restoration. Learn about the OWEB administered grant program funded from the Oregon Lottery.

Bonneville Power Administration
Mitigation of the Federal Columbia River Power System's impacts on fish and wildlife

The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
Natural Resource Management Services exist to plan and execute a balanced direction for the protection, use, and enhancement of all tribal natural resources. Resources shall be managed as sustainable assets available for cultural, subsistence, economic and social purposes or opportunities in perpetuity consistent with the Confederated Tribes sovereign and treaty status.

National Marine Fisheries Service
With the help of the six regional offices and eight councils, NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service is able to work with communities on fishery management issues. NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service works to promote sustainable fisheries and to prevent lost economic potential associated with overfishing, declining species and degraded habitats.

Oregon Trout
The Freshwater Trust actively works to restore and protect entire freshwater ecosystems. Our goal is simple: return health to every river and stream in the state.

North Unit Irrigation District

Deliver water to district patrons by managing and maintaining the system in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible.

Black Rock Consulting
At Black Rock Consulting, we have over 25 years of experience with creative and pioneering water resources solutions. From preparation of the first approved water conservation plan for irrigation districts in Oregon to management and construction management of the largest Oregon fish screen and fish barrier to award winning water conservation and fish ladder projects, BRC is a leader in pacific northwest water resources.

Jefferson County SWCD

625 SE Salmon Avenue #6

Redmond, OR 97756