Every day we meet people who aren’t familiar with the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District. But that’s okay! We are always excited to meet new neighbors. And we certainly enjoy the exclamations […]
The Water Quality and Quantity category covers protecting and restoring the quality of surface and ground water. District programs include water quality monitoring and many conservation practices. Rain gardens and bioswales help clean water before it infiltrates into ground water. Livestock exclusion fencing keeps animals out of surface water.
Activities focusing on water quality are about assuring future supplies of water for people, plants, and animals. Rainwater harvesting and irrigation system improvements are good examples of water quantity practices.
If you have livestock or horses, then you have manure! You may have a mountain of manure that grows daily. So, is it a problem or is it a benefit? The Rain […]
Fall has officially arrived. Soon we’ll be firmly immersed in rain and mud season. Landowners with livestock face additional challenges once the Oregon rains arrive in full. Muddy pastures and paddocks can cause […]
Check out our three new videos that address horse pasture, mud, and manure management. They are quick and informative! Did your dream of weed-free, lush pasture turn into weedy, muddy pastures with very […]
Did you know that nurseries are the largest sector of agriculture in the state? Their potential to affect water quality is significant. This article, reprinted with permission of Digger Magazine, features advice from […]
August may be National Water Quality Month, but the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District works on water quality issues all year long! Water is a valuable and necessary resource for all of […]
Manure management may be one of the less glamorous responsibilities of owning or caring for livestock, but this information from the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District can help! Here is the […]
What to Do With the Poo A reality of having livestock is the accumulation of manure from stall cleanouts and picking in heavy use areas. A horse produces 50 pounds of manure per […]
We have had an especially wet winter and spring this year. While some of that rain soaks into our ground water, much of it runs off into local streams. When storm water travels […]