Technical Assistance and Site Visits

Put the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District to work for you!

If you live east of the Willamette River in Multnomah County, you are automatically eligible for free technical assistance via phone, email, and regular mail. We are non-regulatory – we are only interested in helping you. All of our services are provided free of charge.

We offer technical assistance with managing:

Is my property eligible for a site visit?

Schools, governments, and other public properties are automatically eligible for a site visit. Due to high demand, however, we are only able to offer in-person site visits to the following private properties:

  • Rural, working, and agricultural lands such as farms, nurseries, and woodlots.
  • Businesses, non-profits, and residences within 300 feet of a stream, river, or wetland, and/or a “high conservation value” natural area (as determined by EMSWCD staff)
  • Low-income multifamily housing units anywhere within Portland’s Urban Growth Boundary
  • Businesses, non-profits, and residences within Gresham’s Downspout Disconnection zone, for stormwater management assistance only
  • Request a site visit

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    The following best applies to my property (mark all that apply)
    I have agricultural landI grow a crop (row crops, berries, x-mas trees, nursery stock, etc)I have livestock or poultryI have forest landI have a creek, stream, or river on my propertyI live in a town or cityI live in an apartment complexMy property is part of an HOA

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