Sherman County Soil and Water Conservation District

NRCS Programs

Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP)
The EQIP program promotes voluntary conservation practices from farmers and ranchers, agricultural practices and environmental quality that are in line with national standards. EQIP offers financial and technical help assisting qualified (competitive program) applicants install or implement structural and management practices on eligible agricultural land. EQIP is a competitive cost-share program.

Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP)
The WHIP program focuses on improving a variety of habitats throughout Oregon that serve to connect upper and lower watershed habitats, protect and enhance native plant communities, improve salmon habitat, increase biodiversity, and increase habitat for threatened and endangered species. 

Conservation Stewardship Program (CStP)
CStP is designed to reward the best conservationists and motivate the rest! CStP supports ongoing conservation stewardship of agricultural lands by providing assistance to producers to maintain and enhance natural resources. CStP is a voluntary USDA program, designed for working lands (food and/or fiber production). This program financially rewards farmers and ranchers who are taking care of their land at the highest levels!

Sherman County Soil and Water Conservation District ®  302 Scott Street P.O. Box 405, Moro, OR  97039

Cropland Erosion Control Projects
Terrace Layout 
Water and Sediment Control Basin Layout 
Structure Design 
Flood Mitigation 
 Construction Inspection 
Residue Management Practices 

  Technical and Cost Share Assistance to Install Your Projects
The SWCD provides technical assistance and cost share assistance for cropland erosion control and range management projects. The SWCD provides workshops on natural resource issues and sponsors an annual conservation tour.

Range Management Projects 
Grazing Plans 
Spring Development 
Solar Wells 
Brush Control 
Pasture Reseeding 
Riparian Buffers 

In-stream/Riparian Projects
Riparian planting
Beaver Dam Analogues (BDAs)
Post Assisted Log Structures