Providing Natural Resource Leadership Since 1952

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. 

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Biochar Workshop, Hosted by Tualatin SWCD

Learn how charred biomass (biochar) can increase soil productivity, reduce wildfire risk, and slow climate change. Biochar consultant Kelpie Wilson...

OSU Extension Service Event: Dry Farm Field Day at Gowen Farm on Sept 11, 2019

Join OSU Extension Services for an, ‘Intro to Dry Farming Vegetables’ presentation with OSU Dry Farming Project leader, Amy Garrett,...

Welcome Joel Donnelly, New District Team Member

Joel Donnelly has joined the District as the new Invasive Species Program Manager. Welcome to the team! Joel is responsible...

Pesticide Advisory – Intercropping & Pesticide Use

ODA has released a Pesticide Advisory on intercropping and pesticide use. The full advisory is available here: Pesticide Advisory –...

Registration Open for the 3rd annual Miller Woods Trail Race

As with years prior, race proceeds support the MW bathroom building fund.  This year participants can choose the 5k or...