​The Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Program provides services to the 45 Soil and Water Conservation Districts throughout Oregon. These services include technical support and limited administrative oversight, with the intent of reducing both liability and risk to the SWCDs and the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

View a map of Oregon's soil and water conservation districts​

2017 director training

The SWCD Program provides training for directors and district staff every two years. 

This year’s topics include:

  • Strategic Implementation Areas (SIAs);
  • Ag Water Quality Management Program, and partnership updates;
  • Problem solving and crisis management;
  • District as advocate;
  • Top 10;
  • And modern communication. 
All directors and district staff are encouraged to attend. SWCD director training dates and locations, and the complete agenda for the SWCD training​ are available online. 


Directory of Oregon SWCDs

Directory of Soil and Water Conservation Districts; updated March 3, 2017. SWCD Directory



John Byers
Program Manager
Phone: 503-986-4718
Sandi Hiatt
SWCD Grants Administrator
Phone: 503-986-4704
Eric Nusbaum
SWCD Operations Specialist
Phone: 541-846-6424
Manette Simpson
SWCD Program Lead
Phone: 503-986-4715