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​​The Oregon Soil and Water Conservation District Guidebook — A Guide to Operations and Management (Guidebook), provides information and directions to assist conservation district directors, associate directors, directors emeritus, and employees to carry out the conservation district's statutory responsibilities.

Each chapter of the Guidebook will be available as a separate download and will be updated on a continual basis. Please check this website for the most recent update of each chapter. While we are updating the Guidebook chapter by chapter, the 2016 edition will remain for downloading but please be aware that some guidance and laws have changed since the 2016 version. 

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Oregon Soil and Water Conservation District Guidebook

SWCD Guidebook to operations and management, updated October 2016. SWCD Guidebook



Soil & Water Conservation Districts (SWCD)
Phone: 503-986-4700