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News & Stories
A recent collaboration between Tualatin SWCD and community members living along Hall Creek has resulted in approximately seven acres of improved, connected habitat that will benefit wildlife, water quality, and people.
This Conservation Academy is about two things: giving Pathways Interns hands-on experience with various natural resource inventory techniques, and assisting Gilliam SWCD with a very big conservation project. Also, sweat, sore feet, and sunburns.
As part of a regional effort among conservation groups, Tualatin SWCD is working to protect and restore Oregon white oak ecosystems. Since most of the oak habitat that’s left in Washington County is on private lands, participation by residents is critical to this conservation initiative.
Most hazelnut orchards maintain bare grounds to reduce competition between vegetation and the trees. However, this causes soil erosion which reduces soil productivity and pollutes waterways. Cover crops can prevent this issue. What are cover crops? Cover crops are temporary vegetation that can be planted in between growing seasons. Some growers choose to plant permanent […]
Typically, NRCS staff ensure HEL compliance annually on randomly selected farms by walking through crop fields and inspecting the land. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) save staff time & tax dollars to achieve conservation compliance.