Farm Succession Workshop

What does the future hold for your farm? Learn about the options available to you as you prepare to transition your working lands to future generations. This free workshop takes place at the Holiday Inn Express (map) in Troutdale on March 14th.

Speakers will discuss the legal, financial, and business factors that a farm family should consider when planning for the future. They will present real world examples of how to address these important and sometimes complicated issues. Protect your farm, nursery, orchard or forest land for future generations!

Click here to register
for this free workshop!



Contact Rick McMonagle at
(503) 935-5374 or

Upcoming EMSWCD Board and Committee Meetings

The East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD), serving all of Multnomah County East of the Willamette River, has scheduled Board and Committee meetings at the District Office (5211 N. Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97217) for the months of February and March 2016. Visit this page to see upcoming meetings.

Important: Office closed today; January Board meeting cancelled

Due to icy weather conditions, the EMSWCD office is closed today, and our January Board Meeting is cancelled until further notice. Many of our staff will still be available by email; please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Our February Board meeting will take place Monday, February 1st. Please check back on our website for further updates. Thank you!

We are hiring! Rural Conservation Technician position

EMSWCD office

Update: the application period for this position ended on January 5th, 2016. Thank you for your interest!

We are excited to announce that we are hiring for a Rural Conservation Technician! This position provides on-site technical assistance to rural landowners on a wide range of conservation practices and methods, with the goal of reducing the potential loss of natural resources to soil erosion and water pollution.

The position is being offered at three levels and salary ranges, depending on experience: Conservation Technician, Conservation Specialist and Senior Conservationist.

Learn more about the position here.

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