Welcome to Clackamas County!
Clackamas County residents love their horses! We even rival Kentucky when it comes to horse population.
If you have one of the many horse properties in our county, you most likely dreamed of a lush green pasture with healthy horses frolicking in sunshine. Somehow, however, you might have ended up with a weedy pasture with horses ankle or even knee-deep in mud. If this sounds like your situation, you have come to the right place.
Whether you are just starting out with property management, have mastered the art of manure, mud, and water management, or are somewhere in between, we have resources for your education and enjoyment.
We offer these resources to assist you in reaching your goals on your farm. Explore our library of documents and videos. Like our Facebook page to receive timely information about events or other activities at the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District. (insert the link)
Nay-borly News – Timely Content You Can Use Right Now!
You can get information for your horse property right when it matters by following us on Facebook. You may also sign up to receive our monthly wrap-up of conservation posts. This wrap-up is distributed via our monthly newsletter on the first of each month. This includes the Nay-borly News articles that appear each month on our website and Facebook page. You can locate ALL Nay-borly News posts at the bottom of this article.
Our Conservation Specialists are also available when you have questions or need additional assistance in tackling your land management issues. You may find us at 503-210-6000 or [email protected]
Clackamas SWCD Horse Video Series
Check out these three short videos produced by the District that address some common horse keeping and land management concerns:
- Keep Pastures Green and the Water Clean
- Mud Management for Cleaner Water
- Managing Manure for Cleaner Water
Resources for Horse Keeping and Land Management
Pasture and Hayland Renovation for Western Washington and Oregon: Steve Fransen and Marty Cheney Washington State University Extension, Publication EB 1870
Managing Small-Acreage Horse Farms in Western Oregon and Western Washington: Melissa Fery, David Hannaway, Garry Stephenson, Linda J. Brewer and Scott Duggan OSU Ext.Publication EC1558\
Oregon State University (OSU) Living on the Land Series
- Pasture and Livestock Essentials: Brian Tuck, Shilah Olson, and Ellen Hammond
- Managing Manure: Ellen Hammond, Brian Tuck, Shilah Olson, and Susan Kerr
- Spring Pasture Essentials: Brian Tuck, Susan Kerr, Shilah Olson, and Ellen Hammond
Analytical Laboratories Serving Oregon: Andrews, D. Walenta, C. Sullivan, L. Henderson, L. Brewer
A Guide to Collecting Soil Samples for Farms and Gardens: M. Fery and E. Murphy
OSU Extension Animal Unit Month for Pastures: Shelby Filley
Heavy Use Area Basic Specification: Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District
Pasture Bullies: Plants toxic to horses: Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District
Tansy Ragwort Management: Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District
Bees and Noxious Weed Control: finding common ground: Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board
Invasive Weed Best Management Practices – Lisa to ADD LINK: Columbia Gorge Cooperative Weed Management Area – some herbicides are only available to licensed applicators
Nutrient Management for Pastures: Western Oregon and Western Washington – OSU Extension Service
Download this Manure Storage Calculator, courtesy of our colleagues at Pierce Conservation District in Washington.
Nay-borly New Newsletter Series
We’re publishing content especially for horse-loving property owners. Sign up on the front page of our website to get these articles directly in your mailbox.
- Got Manure? Put a Cover on It! – October 2022
- Fall Fertilizer Options for Dry Years – October 2022
- Prepare Now for Mud and Rain Season – September 2022
- Prepare Now for Fall Pastures – September 2022
- Got Horses? Pasture, Mud, and Manure Videos – August 2022
- Yellow Tansy Flowers Have Neighbors Seeing Red – August 2022
- Tansy Poisons Livestock – and Neighborly Relations! – July 2022
- July Invasive Weed of the Month: Tansy Ragwort – July 2022
- Conquering the Mountain . . . of Manure (Part 1) – June 2022
- Conquering the Mountain . . . of Manure (Part 2) – June 2022
- What You Need to Know About Soil Compaction – May 2022
- Spring Tips to Keep Manure Out of Water – May 2022
- Protect Spring Pastures: Grazing Guidelines – April 2022
- Horse Pasture Management: Broadleaf Weeds – April 2022
- It’s Time to Read Your Pastures – April 2022