The Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District (District) is led by a locally elected board of directors whose responsibility is to plan and oversee the delivery of services and programs that help conserve and protect water and soil resources, wildlife habitat, and other natural resources in Yamhill County. The District is a unit of local government, and implements its programs and services in partnership with volunteers, non-profits, state and federal agencies, school districts and universities, watershed councils, landowners, and many others.
$50 Per Family
January 17th, 2017 & February 28th, 2017
Succession planning for farm, ranch and working lands is a valuable practice that provides clarity, direction and accountability to families for land and business transitions. By creating a succession plan, a family’s vision and intentions for their land can be addressed and implemented purposefully. Join Polk SWCD for this workshop series to learn more about succession planning and leaving a legacy for your family.
Oregon NRCS has officially announced the deadline to sign up for EQIP cost-share.
The deadline to sign up is November 18. See EQIP 2017 Focus Area Map for program eligibility
We have 5 cost-share fund pools in the county to choose from, and many conservation practices.
- Agricultural focus area (In red on the map below): Irrigation improvements, Cover crop, No-till, etc.
- Forestry focus area (In green on the map below): Pre-Commercial Thinning, Brush Management, Weed Spraying, etc.
- RCPP Oak Habitat (Polk and Yamhill Counties): Thinning, Brush Management, etc.
- Organic fund pool (All Yamhill County): Irrigation improvements, pasture improvements, livestock troughs, etc.
- High tunnel fund pool (All Yamhill County): High tunnels, cover crops, crop rotation, etc.
If you have any questions or interest in signing up for these programs, please contact Thomas Hoskins or Sergio Villaseñor in the NRCS McMinnville Field Office before November 18.
EQIP 2017 Focus Area Map:
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Place: City of Independence Event Center
555 South Main St., Independence
The Yamhill, Polk and Marion Soil & Water Conservation Districts and the Luckiamute Watershed Council are partnering to bring a great workshop presented by the Natural Resource Conservation Service's Plant Materials Center (PMC). At this workshop, attendees will learn how to propagate native herbaceous plants from seed, cuttings, and division. The focus will be on plants found along streams and waterways. Staff from the PMC will be available to answer questions.
The workshop is free but registrations need to be submitted by October 7th. Light Refreshments will be provided. Register online at http://www.luckiamutelwc.org/
The Cheahmill Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon is offering three lectures in the Carnegie Room at the McMinnville Public Library. The lectures begin at 7:00 pm with a social hour at 6:45 pm.
·September 24 - Aphids in Sun and Shade: What affects their distribution?
·October 27 - The Kalapuya: Their story and use of native plants
·December 1 - Wildflowers of Northern Arizona