Guidance on general district operations, including the five basic legal requirements, annual and long-range business plans, and other legal requirements can be found in Chapter 4 of the Oregon Soil and Water Conservation District Guidebook. Assistance with long-range business plans can be arranged by calling SWCD program staff. 

District operations

Commonly requested examples relating to general district operations are available below. These are samples of other districts' work and are not recommendations. Any examples downloaded will need to be customized and edited to your district's needs. Additional examples may be available upon request by contacting the SWCD Program.


Fact sheet: Director's responsibilities


Fact sheet: Effective board meetings


Oath of Office form


Oregon SWCD Guidebook

SWCD Guide to Operations and Management, updated January 2015. Document

Registered Agent/Office Form

Form for filing SWCD registered agent and office Document

SWCD insurance documents

The following documents describe the Local Government Self-Insurance coverage and exclusions:​

Auto Codes Description


Local Government Self-Insurance Coverage Document, 15/17 Biennium


Oregon Insurance Fund Liability Insurance Certificate Declarations


Oregon Insurance Fund Participation Agreement


Personal Injury Protection Endorsement #2


Uninsured/Under Insured Motorist Endorsement #1


​​Business plan examples

Burnt River SWCD long range plan

Long range business plan example Document

Lincoln SWCD business plan

Long range business plan example Document

Long Range Business Plan Template

Template for SWCD Long Range Business Plan Document

Annual work plan examples

Marion SWCD annual work plan

Annual work plan example Document

Upper Willamette SWCD annual work plan

Annual work plan example. Document

Yamhill SWCD annual work plan

Annual work plan example Document



Eric Nusbaum
SWCD Operations Specialist
Phone: 541-846-6424