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Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program (OAHP)


  • Increase the economic viability of Oregon’s agricultural operations and economic sector.
  • Enhance fish or wildlife habitat, water quality, and other natural resources on Oregon’s working land.
  • Reduce conversion and fragmentation of Oregon’s working land.

OAHP Statute   OAHP Rules

Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program Grants

Conservation Management Planning

The purpose of the conservation management plan grant program is to develop and implement conservation measures for maintaining natural resource values in a manner consistent with the social and economic interests and abilities of the agricultural landowner or operator.

Conservation Covenants and Easements

The purpose of the working land conservation covenant or easement grant program is to preserve and protect the continued use of a working land for agricultural purposes, and maintain or enhance fish or wildlife habitat, water quality, or other natural resource values on the land.

The OAHP Working Lands Conservation Covenant and Easement application will open on OGMS on Monday, May 6, 2024. The closing deadline is Friday, June 28, 2024 at 5 pm — applicants should aim to submit their applications 3 days before the deadline in case corrections need to be made. OWEB strongly encourages applicants to read the documents below before they develop a grant application or contact OWEB staff with questions about this grant program or eligibility.

Program Administrative Manual

OAHP Staff will host a virtual informational webinar about the 2024 solicitation on May 16th from 3-4 pm. Potential applicants are invited to attend through the following methods:

Technical Assistance

The purpose of the technical assistance grant program to provide assistance to organizations that are eligible to enter into agreements resulting in conservation management plans, or that acquire or propose to acquire working land conservation covenants or working land conservation easements.

Succession Planning

The purpose of the succession planning grant program is to ensure the continued use of working lands for agricultural purposes when the land changes ownership.

Applications are accepted once per year and are submitted entirely through our online system. Deadlines will be posted once each grant offering opens.

  1. Obtain a login (username and password).
    If your organization already has an OGMS login, skip to step 2. An OGMS login is required to access the online grant application. Only one login per organization is allowed. If no login exists for an organization, please email Leilani Sullivan to request one. Include the following in your email:
    • ​Organization name and address
    • Grantee Contact Information: name, title, email address, and phone number for the person who will receive all communication from OWEB and sign any grant agreements.
    • Payee Contact Information: name, email address, and phone number for the person who keeps records and submits payment requests and documentation.
    • FEIN (Federal Employer Identification Number). OWEB may enter into agreements only with legally established entities. OWEB will review potential applicants prior to creating an OGMS login.
    • ​Per federal guidance, all OWEB grantees must be registered at the System for Award Management (SAM) before receiving a grant agreement. Entities will received a non-proprietary identifier (called the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI).) This identifier is assigned by SAM ( is a free service) and entities must update their registration annually.
  2. Log in to the Online Application.
    Guidance to help you fill out the application is always available in the top navigation bar of the online application. An application template is also available after you log in and choose "Create a New Application."

Please contact Taylor Larson​ with questions.

Oregon Agricultural Heritage Commission (OAHC)

The Oregon Agricultural Heritage Commission assists with the development of rules for the administration of the program, and provides grant funding recommendations to the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board based on applications received and money available in the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Fund.

Meet our Commission Members


OWEB encourages written or verbal public comment on any agenda item.
Written comments and requests for verbal comments may be sent through the public comment form on the OWEB website.​

​Public Comment Submission is due by 4pm the Monday before the Meeting.


Please direct questions, comments, or requests to Program Coordinator, Taylor Larson, 971-701-3248.
For questions about Conservation Easement Grants, please contact Robin Meacher, 971-301-1578.

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