What we do

What do we do?

Working together

We work cooperatively with private landowners to conserve natural resources for today and for future generations.

Who do we work with?

If you are a private landowner, you are our primary focus! Private landowners can use natural resources in ways that help conserve them for others, or in ways that deplete or harm these resources. Part of our mission is to help people become better stewards of the natural resources they control.

We are not regulators

We do not have statutory authority to issue regulations or cite people. Soil and water conservation districts were formed to work with willing landowners to help conserve our renewable natural resources. This is what we mean when we say we work cooperatively with private landowners.

Our work benefits public resources

Unlike most governmental entities, we are charged with helping to conserve natural resources by working on public and private lands. Our conservation work primarily benefits public natural resources, and may provide incidental benefits to participating landowners.

Please contact us if you would like to learn more. We will be happy to hear your questions and needs.

The Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District (CCSWCD) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by CCSWCD. CCSWCD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.