EMSWCD is seeking an Urban Lands Conservationist

EMSWCD yard

East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District is looking for a Permanent, Full-time employee to serve as our Urban Lands Conservationist.

This position will provide on-site technical assistance in regard to urban land conservation best practices to residential, commercial, industrial, academic, and government landowners and land managers. The goal of the work is to reduce potential loss of natural resources due to soil erosion, water pollution and misuse, habitat degradation, and destructive land development and misuse, among others.

See full job description and application instructions.

Position closes September 30th, 2014 at 5pm.

Tour Headwaters Farm on August 8th!

Some summer crops at Headwaters Farm, and Mt. Hood in the distance

Come take a tour of Headwaters Farm! If you are a farmer considering applying to lease land and farm infrastructure, our Farm Incubator Program may be just for you. The Farm Incubator program helps develop new farm businesses by providing affordable access to land and farm resources. If you are simply interested in learning about the farm or about conservation agriculture, all are welcome!

The tour will take place on Friday, August 8th at 6:30pm. Learn how the incubator program works, expected costs and how to apply, and about how we practice conservation agriculture at Headwaters! Please RSVP to Rowan Steele: (503) 935.5355 / rowan@emswcd.org. Directions to the farm will be provided upon RSVP. Read more

Our 2014-15 Work Plan

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Download 2014-15 Work Plan

Our work plan for the 2014-15 fiscal year is now available! You can download it here.

The East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District provides technical, educational and financial assistance to landowners, managers and others in an effort establish and maintain healthy ecosystems, with a particular focus on soil, water, and habitat conservation. We create a work plan every year in order to organize and prioritize our work, and set specific program goals to further our mission. Learn more about our mission and the work we do in the District in the About EMSWCD section.

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