Agricultural Water Quality

​​Program resources

Agricultural Water Quality Management Program Quick Guide

A landowner’s guide to Oregon’s Agricultural Water Quality Management Program. Water & Agriculture: It's Your Responsibility

Agricultural Water Quality Program Complaint Form

Ag Water Quality Complaint Form

Cannabis & Water Quality Information

Cannabis and water quality handout

DEQ-ODA Memorandum of Agreement Relating to Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution (2018)

DEQ-ODA Memorandum of Agreement

OAR 603 Division 90: Agricultural Water Quality Program

Rules relating to the Agricultural Water Quality Program OAR 603 Division 90: Agricultural Water Quality Program

OAR 603 Division 95: Agricultural Water Quality Program

Rules relating to Agricultural Water Quality Management Areas OAR 603 Division 95: Agricultural Water Quality Program

Oregon Agricultural Water Quality Compliance Program Report (2016)

2016 compliance report

Oregon Revised Statute 568: Water Quality Management

Statutes relating to Agricultural Water Quality Management ORS 568: Water Quality Management

Pesticide Management Plan for Water Quality Protection

It outlines the roles, policies and legal authorities of each government agency with the responsibilities for protecting Oregon's water resources from pesticides and the process by which these activities will be coordinated. Document

Strategic Implementation Areas (SIAs), four-page document (2018)

Details about the history of the program, strategic implementation, what's next, and what property owners can do to improve water quality. Four-page SIA handout

Strategic Implementation Areas (SIAs), two-page document (2018)

Details about strategic implementation, what's next, and what property owners can do to improve water quality. Two-page SIA handout

The Oregon Agricultural Water Quality Report (September 2012)

The Oregon Agricultural Water Quality Report Document

Total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) information from DEQ

TMDL information

Water Quality Focus Areas, four-page document (2014)

Details about history of the program, partnerships, and implementation of Focus Areas. Document

Water Quality Focus Areas, two-page document (2014)

Details about the Focus Area process and the advantages of Focus Areas. Document

Resources for landowners

Achieving Healthy Streamsides

A Healthy Stream Runs Through It

Affordable Streamside Improvements

Affordable Streamside Improvements

Animal Carcass Disposal

Large animal mortality brochure

Canals and Ditches and Water Quality Requirements

Canals and ditches brochure

Christmas Tree Farmers & Preventing Erosion

Erosion prevention strategies for Xmas tree fields

Cut-off Flood Irrigation management practice

Cut-off flood irrigation study

Developing Your Oregon Vineyard brochure

Developing Your Oregon Vineyard brochure

Field borders to reduce the sediment load in water leaving the field

Field borders handout

Grassed Waterways

Document

Guidelines for Stream and Ditch Maintenance

Stream and ditch maintenance handout

Horse Health

Document

Landowner Self-Assessment Tool

Self-assessment handout

PAM and Erosion Prevention

Document

Riparian Grazing: Brogan Canyon Case Study

Document

Sediment Basins to Control Irrigation Induced Erosion

Document

Stream and Ditch Maintenance Regulations: Oregon departments of Agriculture, State Lands

Streamside areas handout

Streamside Vegetation: Good for People, Plants and Animals

Document

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More info from ODA

Pesticides and water quality

Contact​

John Byers
Program Manager
Phone: 503-986-4718
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Vacant
Water Quality Program Analyst
Phone: 503-986-4775
Ryan Beyer
Compliance Specialist
Phone: 503-986-4696
Theresa DeBardelaben
Water Quality Specialist, North & Central Oregon Region
Phone: 541-318-9088
Fax: 541-388-8283
Tom Demianew
Water Quality Specialist, Umatilla & Wallowa Region
Phone: 541-969-6282
Kevin Fenn
Water Quality Program Compliance Leader
Phone: 503-986-6486
Ellen Hammond
Monitoring and Implementation Lead
Phone: 541-617-0017
Fax: 541-389-1329
Cheryl Hummon
Riparian Specialist
Phone: 503-986-4791
Sheila Marcoe
Natural Resource Policy Specialist
Phone: 503-986-4707
Renita McNaughtan
Administrative Specialist
Phone: 503-986-4779
Jo Morgan
Water Quality Specialist, Mid-Coast & South Willamette Region
Phone: 503-986-4712
Beth Pietrzak
Water Quality Specialist, Southwest Oregon Region
Phone: 541-414-8797
Mike Powers
Water Quality Lead Policy Specialist
Phone: 503-986-4761
Brenda Sanchez
Water Quality Specialist, North Coast & North Willamette Region
Phone: 503-986-5141
Maria Snodgress
Water Quality Specialist, Central & Southeast Oregon Region
Phone: 541-699-2263
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