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Featured Content: Welcome to the Natural Resources Program Area


Welcome to the Natural Resources Program Area

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Oregon's natural resources
The natural resource programs at the Oregon Department of Agricullture are dedicated to protecting and improving Oregon's natural beauty, with clean air and clean water for future generations, while ensuring the viability of our many important agricultural commodities. This is accomplished by implementing watershed based management plans, preventing water pollution from Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), coordinating the efforts of the state Soil and Water Conservation Commission (SWCC), providing administrative oversight and financial support to Oregon's 45 Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs), administering the smoke management and research programs, addressing land use issues relative to farmland, and managing shellfish plat leasing in the state estuaries. Program efforts focus on assisting landowners and operators with conservation and economic decisions that conserve, protect, and develop Oregon's natural resources.

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Created at 6/12/2012 8:22 PM by Roe, John
Last modified at 2/28/2013 2:21 PM by Mary Jane Schaffer