The Oregon Association of Conservation Districts describes what soil and water conservation districts do:
Oregon’s Soil and Water Conservation Districts provide technical assistance, educational outreach, and other conservation services to landowners, managers, and citizens. The Districts provide leadership in delivery of state water quality programs, watershed enhancement programs, and local conservation efforts that contribute to the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds. The Districts coordinate and partner with state and federal natural resource agencies, private organizations, and local governments .
Find your local soil and water conservation district at the Oregon Conservation Education and Assistance Network (OCEAN) website. Information available includes a list of Board directors, names of district employees, the office location, the district’s meeting schedule, and the district’s website (if available).