Environmental Conservation

Land Access – Oregon Farm Link

Oregon Farm Link connects beginning farmers and ranchers with land holders, helping to grow Oregon’s next generation of family farmers. How does it work? Step 1: Browse listings. Anybody can browse the land seeker and available land listings. Step 2: Create a user profile and then create either a land holder or land seeker listing. Each user must create…

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Oregon Climate & Agriculture Network (OrCAN)

Oregon Climate & Agriculture Network (OrCAN) envisions a future where healthy soils are the foundation of thriving food systems in Oregon–reconnecting healthy ecosystems, economies, and communities. OrCAN was founded in 2017 as a volunteer-run effort laser focused on state-level policy advocacy at the intersection of climate change and agriculture. Today, they are building an inclusive…

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Upper Willamette Stewardship Network – Working Lands Program

WORKING LANDS IS A FREE, VOLUNTARY PROGRAM THAT HELPS FARMERS, RANCHERS, AND FORESTERS TRANSITION TO MORE REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURAL MANAGEMENT. Regenerative management focuses on maximizing the positive impacts that agriculture can have on natural systems, while still remaining productive. These include practices that rebuild soil, enhance biodiversity, improve water cycling, support native wildlife, and increase resilience…

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The Western Oregon and Washington Pasture Calendar

Produced by the Pacific Northwest Extension, this publication describes—by climatic zone—perennial pasture plant growth and how management actions can affect growth, both positively and negatively. Optimal management of forages by season is the basis for the Pasture Calendar.

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Federal – Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)

Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) — A USDA program that provides assistance to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements.

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Federal – Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) – A USDA NRCS Program that provides financial and technical assistance to help conserve working agricultural lands and wetlands and their related benefits.

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Federal – Healthy Forest Reserve Program (HFRP)

Healthy Forest Reserve Program (HFRP) — A USDA NRCS program providing cost-share options to encourage landowners to restore, enhance and protect forestland resources to improve habitat for threatened species, biodiversity and carbon sequestration.

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State – Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board Grants

Local Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) are key in helping you apply for OWEB grants. However, some individual SWCDs have extra grant funding available for landowners in their districts as well. Below are some highlighted grant and assistance programs that some SWCDs offer: The West Multnomah County SWCD offers 

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Federal – USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) and Energy Efficiency Improvement Loans and Grants

Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) and Energy Efficiency Improvement Loans and Grants — For assistance in the purchase and installation of on-farm and rural renewable energy generating systems or energy efficiency improvements. The program provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to…

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