Paul DeMaggio works with landowners, irrigation districts, and everyone in Jackson County to provide technical support related to water resources.
Paul is a registered Professional Agricultural Engineer in the State of Oregon, is a Certified Agricultural Irrigation Specialist and has a B.S. in BioResource and Agricultural Engineering from Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo with a concentration in Soil Science. Paul moved to the Rogue Valley in the summer of 2012 when he started work with the JSWCD. He is a member of the American Water Works Association, American Society for Agricultural and Biological Engineers, Irrigation Association, U.S. Society for Irrigation and Drainage Professionals, and the American Society of Agronomy.
While working with JSWCD, Paul has assisted with the implementation of improved irrigation systems, improved flood irrigation practices, grazing management, fencing layouts, stormwater control pracices, and erosion control measures for ranchers in Butte Falls, Eagle Point, Little Butte Creek watershed, Applegate watershed, Talent, Medford, Phoenix, and Ashland. Paul also assists with monitoring flood irrigation return flow, soil moisture, water sampling, and photo monitoring. He is also available to teach classes to students and landowners about soil properties, soil health, irrigation practices, irrigation management, erosion control, ponds, and heavy use areas.
Paul conducts site visits and assists landowners in creating irrigation, grazing, and resource management plans that work holistically with landowners' values to not only protect resources, but increase productivity and lead to greater stewardship of the land. Contact Paul with questions or to schedule a site visit.
In his spare time, he enjoys any and all outdoor activities and sports, growing fresh fruit and vegetables, and sharing the world with his two kids.