The Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District builds relationships with other agencies and community groups in our efforts to improve resource quality for the people of Jackson County.
Here you’ll find links to some of our partners, local agencies, and other local resources:
Oregon Dept. of Forestry (ODF)
Oregon Water Resources Dept. (OWRD)
US Forest Service (USFS)
Here are a few ways we're working with our partners to improve natural resources in Jackson County:
- We have partnered with Jackson County, the Bureau of Land Management, the Oregon Department of Forestry, as well as other state and federal agencies, to develop a County Weed Management Area. Together, we work to control the invasion and spread of noxious weeds and educate the public on this important issue.
- We partner with the U.S.D.A. Natural Resources Conservation Service and the U.S.D.A. Farm Services Agency to survey, design, and find financial assistance, to help landowners implement land management practices and programs authorized under the National Farm Bill.
- We work with state agencies such as the Oregon Department of Agriculture to implement the Oregon Agricultural Water Quality Management Act through public education and on-site visits with landowners to help identify and correct problems. We also review and comment on permits to do construction work in wetlands for the Oregon Department of State Lands.
- We work with several irrigation districts, the city of Medford, environmental organizations, Watershed Councils, agriculture representatives, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and the Water for Irrigation, Streams, and Economy (WISE) project, to develop a way of maintaining water for agriculture, while saving water for in-stream flows and fish habitat.