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OWEB is a leader in the conservation of Oregon's natural resources and enjoys strong public support for its contributions to community-based conservation, watershed health, and local economies.

Mission Statement

To help protect and restore healthy watersheds and natural habitats that support thriving communities and strong economies.


Annual Performance Measures

2010 Strategic Plan

The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board is a state agency that provides grants to help Oregonians take care of local streams, rivers, wetlands and natural areas.  Community members and landowners use scientific criteria to decide jointly what needs to be done to conserve and improve rivers and natural habitat in the places where they live.  OWEB grants are funded from the Oregon Lottery, federal dollars, and salmon license plate revenue.  The agency is led by a 17-member citizen board drawn from the public at large, tribes, and federal and state natural resource agency boards and commissions.


Investments by County, 1999 through December 2017

Long-Term Investment Strategy


Board and Director's Office

Grant Administration Program

Monitoring and Reporting Program

Fiscal Services