Cooperative Landowner Incentive Program (CLIP)

Jeremy and a landowner discussing pasture management

CLIP is a cost-share program designed to help landowners fix natural resource issues on private properties, including private residences, businesses, and properties owned or managed by non-profits.

Rural CLIP addresses working lands issues such as erosion, invasive species, water conservation, and mud management.

Urban CLIP works with non-agricultural landowners to fix erosion issues, remove invasive species, and manage stormwater.

Is my property eligible?

Properties must be located inside EMSWCD’s service area, which is all Multnomah County east of the Willamette River.

Rural CLIP works with:

  • Rural acreage, hobby farm, and small woodlot owners
  • Commercial farms and nurseries
  • Land managers or renters of agricultural land (with landowner’s consent)

Urban CLIP works with:

  • Private properties 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
  • Private properties anywhere within Gresham’s Downspout Disconnection zone*

*Private single-family properties within Gresham’s Downspout Disconnection zone but not within 300 feet of a waterway or natural area are eligible for stormwater assistance only.

How does it work?

  1. Contact Jeremy or Whitney, who will provide technical assistance to help you decide how you want to address the resource concern.
  2. If the proposed solution meets criteria for CLIP funding, they will assist you with filling out the application.
  3. Whitney or Jeremy will present the application to the internal review team. Applications are reviewed once a month on an on-going basis.
  4. Once the application is approved and signed, work can begin. Reimbursements for approved expenses will be distributed as receipts are received.

Please note: Funding is contingent on approval by the Board of Directors.

Ready to get started? Contact our technical staff!