We have a small horse farm and have a few truckloads of horse manure/shavings. Read more
We have a dump trailer and can pick the manure up – the closer to Hillsboro, the better. Read more
Our tractor is small but can easily load pickup or dump trailer, not dump truck. Read more
Access to farmland is a growing challenge for farmers! Learn why it is a problem, and what we are doing to address this need in the new Farm Access section on our website. The section also includes two examples of recent farm access projects and a variety of resources you may find useful.
We’re coming to you, virtually!
Join Jeremy for a live (and free) one on one discussion about your farm. Bring your questions and explore strategies and solutions around:
- Management of livestock
- Pasture care and grazing management
- Mud management
- Manure management and composting
- Cropping and cover cropping
- Integrated Pest Management- using beneficial plants to attract beneficial bugs
- Soil health and how to take a soil sample
- Irrigation systems and water management to reduce your costs
- Noxious weed control
- Natural areas and planting for wildlife and birds
- General farm planning
Sessions will be scheduled for 50 minutes but may require additional time. You can work with Jeremy to schedule follow up visits as needed.
Make an online appointment with us!
Sign up using the form below for an available time slot. Please note that selected dates and times are tentative until confirmed with EMSWCD staff. Once we’ve been able to coordinate requests, registrants will receive a “YOUR SESSION IS CONFIRMED” email from us to secure the requested time slot.
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On February 9th, EMSWCD planted its 500,000th native plant through its StreamCare program, marking twelve years of planting native trees and shrubs to improve stream health and help salmon throughout eastern Multnomah County!
StreamCare has been plugging away planting native trees and shrubs along streams in Gresham, Corbett and Troutdale since 2009, working together with more than 200 landowners that have voluntarily enrolled in the program. Our Executive Director Nancy Hamilton says of the program: “Our crews are able to transform stream fronts from blackberry brambles to thriving native forests that attract wildlife, protect water quality, and build more resilient communities.” Watch our brand new video below highlighting the milestone planting!
The main goal of StreamCare is creating shade. As the trees mature, they cast their shadows over the stream, lowering the temperature of the water. “It’s mostly to benefit salmon,” says Lucas Nipp, our StreamCare program manager. “Salmon need cool water. Most of the streams in our area are far too warm for healthy salmon.” Read more