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
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.
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 →
Since 2009, the StreamCare Program has worked with over 200 landowners to remove weeds and plant native trees and shrubs along their streams for free. Over that time, StreamCare has been available in four priority watersheds in eastern Multnomah County. We are now offering this program in two new watersheds: Buck Creek and Bonnie Brook.
Flyers were recently mailed to eligible landowners in the new watersheds. To learn more, contact Lucas Nipp at (503) 539-5764 or email@example.com. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not able to conduct site visits at this time, but are encouraging folks to call, email, or text now to get on the list so we can get the process started and make sure your space is reserved. Find out more about the StreamCare Program here.
Several of the benefits of enrolling in the StreamCare program