Conservation is Fun!


Would you like to learn more about conserving water and playing in the dirt. Click  to visit our Kids page.


Producer Resources


Compost Mix Calculator

Cattle Producerís Handbook - If you would like to purchase a print copy of the 2008 Cattle Producerís Handbook for $55 contact the University of Idaho at 208.736.3600. Updated digital copies are available as well.

Grass Tetany...Fast Growing Grass Can Mean Problems

Lambing A to Z

Merck Veterinary Manual

Oregon AG Fest

OSU Extension Viticulture Information

Vineyard Doctor Diagnostic Tool


All About Pollinators


Would you like to learn more about bees and other pollinators? To visit our our Pollinators page, click 


Fact Sheets


Constructing a Pond

Creating a Pollinators Garden

Fish Friendlier Cleaning Solutions

Managing Mud and Manure

Non-Point Source Pollution Brochure

Protecting Your Land from Erosion

Testing Your Soil

Weed Wrench Woody Plant Puller



Projects Meetings  

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The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) is a voluntary land retirement program that helps agricultural producers protect environmentally sensitive land, decrease erosion, restore wildlife habitat, and safeguard ground and surface water.

The program is a partnership among producers; tribal, state, and federal governments; and, in some cases, private groups. CREP is an offshoot of the country's largest private-lands environmental improvement program - the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).

Like CRP, CREP is administered by USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA). By combining CRP resources with state, tribal, and private programs, CREP provides farmers and ranchers with a sound financial package for conserving and enhancing the natural resources of farms.

CREP addresses high-priority conservation issues of both local and national significance, such as impacts to water supplies, loss of critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife species, soil erosion, and reduced habitat for fish populations such as salmon. CREP is a community-based, results-oriented effort centered around local participation and leadership.

For further information about CREP, click  

Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
Do you want to learn more about the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program in Douglas County? Click to view our CREP presentation.


Click to view the Umpqua Basin Agriculture Water Quality Plan.

For further information about the Oregon Department of Agriculture's water quality program, click 

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Our Partners


Bureau of Land Management

Douglas County Oregon State University Extension Service

Elkton Community Education Center

National Association of Conservation Districts

National Marine Fisheries Service

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Oregon Association of Conservation Districts

Oregon Department of Agriculture

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board

Partnership for the Umpqua Rivers

Smith River Watershed Council

Siuslaw Institute

Siuslaw Watershed Council

United States Department of Fish & Wildlife

United States Forest Service

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