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2020 Annual Meeting flyer2020 Annual Meeting

Join us on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 4 PM for the virtual Annual Meeting.

Traditionally, OR SWCS members gather each fall to celebrate the society and visit a conservation project somewhere in Oregon. During these uncertain COVID times, in lieu of an in-person meeting, we offer a ZOOM meeting with financial report and a virtual tour of some Oregon conservation projects.

Want to share your Oregon conservation story? Read more.

At your leisure, take a self-guided tour of Oregon conservation projects shared by our partners! Click each partner below to visit their stories.

Baker Valley SWCD
Benton SWCD
Burnt River SWCD
Eagle Valley SWCD
East Multnomah SWCD
Jackson SWCD
Keating SWCD
NRCS Tangent Field Office
Tualatin SWCD
West Multnomah SWCD


2019 Annual Meeting

November 13th 2019 at Left Coast Cellars! Guest speaker Nicole Maness discussed a  project focusing on Protecting Oregon’s Oak. See the flyer below for more information. More information about the Oak Accord.

2018 Annual Meeting

October 11, 2018 Oregon SWCS Annual Meeting and Prairie Soils tour. 

Soil and water conservation enthusiasts attended Oregon SWCS Annual Meeting and Prairie Tour in Corvallis, OR.

Agenda included:

  • Prairie Soils presentation
  • Phytophthora pathways presentation
  • Kincaid’s Lupine propagation presentation
  • Lupine Meadows Tour
  • Soil Survey Techniques in the field
  • Fleck Harding Prairies Tour
  • Vegetation Survey Techniques in the field
  • GIS mapping and analysis field discussion
  • Lunch and social hour at Harris Bridge Vineyard where we discussed latest outreach efforts and open Board positions


August 23-24 2016 Workshop: Integrated Biological Pest Management Practices for Oregon Farms

IBPM Flyer Photo


August 19, 2015 Workshop: Introduction to Streambank Classification, Channel Evolution, Floodplain Connectivity and Field Measures

Thank You Dr. Barry Southerland – NRCS Fluvial Geomorphologist!!!!

Stream Classification Workshop Barry Southerland
Dr. Barry Southerland explains the importance of reach characteristics when determining a location for classification.

The class was a success!! Natural resource professionals from across Oregon as well as Washington joined us for an Introduction to Streambank Classification, Channel Evolution, Floodplain Connectivity and Field Measures at the NRCS Service Center in Salem, Oregon. The morning was scheduled with classroom presentations and then followed by an afternoon on Abiqua Creek applying some basic stream measurements to determine stream types.

The class was highly informational and condensed several lecture hours into a short course for an introduction to  stream classification techniques, stream geomorphology, and delineating criteria to identify stream types.

Students from West Multnomah SWCD and Yamhill SWCD completeing a pebbel count to determine particle distribution of the streambed count
Resource Conservationists from West Multnomah SWCD and Yamhill SWCD learning a pebble count technique to determine streambed particle distribution for determination of stream type

The class was provided with some technical literature and a clip board reference Key To Rosgen Classification of Natural Rivers. It was record breaking hot day in Marion County. Abiqua Creek provided some relief from the heat but all in all it was a very rewarding educational day. Thank you to:

  • Natural Resource Conservation Services for loaning us Dr. Barry Southerland
  • A special thanks to Dr. Barry Southerland for his dedication to the craft and sharing his river wisdom. We soaked it all up!!
  • Benton and Marion Soil and Water Conservation Districts for providing transportation and loaning supplies and equipment.

Thank You!!!!!


February 28 – March 1, 2013  Soil Quality Network 2013 and Oregon Society of Soil Scientists   Meeting  

McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale, OR

2012 Annual Meeting and Fall Tour On October 19, 2012, the Oregon Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society hosted the 2012 Fall Tour and Annual Meeting near Mosier, Oregon.

2012 Fall Tour and Annual Meeting Photo Gallery

Garnier Vineyard

Woody mulch suppresses weeds and protects soil.
Orchard discussion of conservation practices.
Thank you, Dana, for organizing an educational and fun day!
Thank you, Dana, for organizing an educational and fun day!








Presentation:  Get the Dirt on Wine!  Ice-Age Geology and the Soils of Northwest Terroirs, by Alan Busacca, Ph.D.

Presenter Alan Busacca
Presenter Alan Busacca






Lunch and Networking

Lunch: Wraps and Cookies
Lunch: Wraps and Cookies
Networking 1
Networking 1
Networking 2
Networking 2
Networking 3
Networking 3











Condit Dam Breach

Mouth of White Salmon River after breach
Looking towards the Dam Site







2011 Annual Meeting

The 2011 Oregon SWCD Annual Meeting and Tour was on October 18 near Dufur, Oregon.

October 2011 Annual Meeting photos

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