Workshops and Events

Join us for Oregon SWCS Annual Meeting on November 13th 2019 at Left Coast Cellars! Guest speaker Nicole Maness will discuss project focusing on Protecting Oregon’s Oak. See the flyer below for more info and please RSVP!

2018 Meeting recap:

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


Past Workshops:

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!!!!!

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