Celebrate Our 50th Anniversary



We’re Celebrating 50 Years of Conservation!

Congratulations! If you’re visiting this page, you most likely purchased a bottle of wine from Forest Edge Vineyard located in Beavercreek, Oregon. We are very fortunate to partner with this permaculture winery who shares our conservation values in celebration of our 50th Anniversary here in Clackamas County.

Your Wine Purchase Supports Conservation

With each bottle of Forest Edge Vineyard wine purchased until the end of 2024, the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District will designate $20.00 for special conservation projects. Each of these conservation projects will protect, restore, and/or create clean water, healthy soils, and wildlife habitat here in Clackamas County.

Thank you for Supporting Conservation!

For the last fifty years, the District has grown and changed with the conservation landscape in Clackamas County. Today we offer a wide variety of services in a voluntary and non-regulatory manner. Take a look at what we do:

Our WeedWise Department actively manages priority invasive weeds from remote destinations in the Mt Hood National Forest and to the rural and urban areas of Clackamas County. We assist Clackamas residents to protect their property and preserve our natural areas from damaging invasive weeds.

Our Conservation Planning Department offers technical assistance to landowners and managers on a wide variety of topics, including mud and manure management, pasture management, erosion control and runoff management, irrigation efficiency, streamside restoration, pollinator habitat, Oregon white oak habitat, soil health, etc.

For our urban residents, we support the Backyard Habitat Certification Program.

Our Conservation Investments Program offers loans for septic system repair or replacement, as well as loans for the implementation of conservation practices through a Clean Water State Revolving Fund agreement with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

Our Education and Outreach Department provides publications, articles, workshops, displays, videos, and events centered around the conservation of natural resources. We offer an educational website and Facebook access. This program partners with neighboring SWCDs and other organizations to broaden our outreach and education efforts.

Our Land Management Department manages our 15-acre Conservation Resource Center where we are implementing our strategic plan to provide demonstration of conservation practices and offer educational opportunities for the community. They also manage our 315-acre Eagle Creek Community Forest property.

Learn More about Clackamas SWCD

Now that you’re here on our website, take a moment to look around! We have a lot of information that may be valuable to you, your friends, family, or neighbors.

Additionally, we are always looking for interested Clackamas County residents to come to our board meetings and potentially become associate board members. We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at the Conservation Resource Center 22055 S. Beavercreek Rd. Beavercreek, OR 97004 or check our website calendar for a Zoom link to attend virtually.

Have a specific question or comment you’d like to share? Give us a call at 503-210-6000 or drop us a note at [email protected].

Many thanks to Sanctuary Video, Production & Design and Clackamas County, Oregon for their efforts in documenting our work.

Clackamas SWCD