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What is a Soil and Water

Conservation District? 

Soil and Water Conservation Districts were founded during the dust bowl to address issues related to drought and soil erosion. Oregon conservation districts are political subdivisions of state government but are not state agencies. Conservation districts are considered municipal corporations, a form of local government that is required to follow many of the same laws that govern state agencies.

There are 45 conservation districts across the state working at a county level to provide technical assistance, education and funding to all landowners in the area. Working with a variety of partners allows for additional funds to accomplish a larger and more effective impact.



The mission of the Crook County Soil and Water Conservation District is to provide assistance to the Crook County residents for the sustainability of agriculture lands and its natural resources.

Board Meetings

Monthly board meetings are held on the second Monday of every month at 9:00 a.m. in the conference room of the OSU Crook County Extension Service Office


Meetings are open to the public and agendas are provided upon request. 


Topics discussed at meetings can vary depending on the current issues, projects, or concerns.  Oregon Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Crook County Extension Service, Crook County Weed Management, Ochoco Irrigation District, and Crooked River Watershed Council regularly provide board with updates and notifications.

Next meeting May 13, 2024 at 9:00am

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