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Discover natural resources

Healthy stream

Clackamas County is beautiful, making it a very desirable place to live, work, and recreate.

We are blessed with good soil, clean air and water, diverse plant communities, and abundant wildlife. Our moderate climate and strong natural resource base allow local farms, nurseries, and forests to be among the most productive in the nation.

However, our renewable natural resources can be overused, misused, or destroyed. Learning about our natural resources is the first step toward using them more responsibly, today and for future generations.

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Resources you manage

You may not realize you are a steward of a variety of natural resources. At your home or business you deal with landscaping and stormwater. You may also handle chemicals.

A farming operation may disturb soil regularly, making the soil potentially susceptible to erosion. Soil is a critical resource for folks who grow plants, or who raise animals that consume those plants, so losing it means shortening the productive life of that land.

What kind of resources do you manage? No matter where you live, or what you do, your actions can impact natural resources.

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