Sherman County Soil and Water Conservation District

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The SWCD provides technical assistance and cost share assistance for   cropland erosion control and range management projects. The SWCD provides workshops on natural resource issues and sponsors an annual conservation tour.


Interested in your Conservation options?
Open weekdays 8 am-4:30 pm

Sherman County Soil and Water Conservation District ®  302 Scott Street P.O. Box 405, Moro, OR  97039
Cropland Erosion Control 
  • Terrace Layout 
  • Water and Sediment Control Basin Layout 
  • Structure Design 
  • Flood Mitigation 
  • Construction Inspection 
  • Residue Management Practices 
  • Farm Plans 
Range Management Projects 
  • Fence 
  • Grazing Plans 
  • Spring Development 
  • Solar Wells 
  • Brush Control 
  • Pasture Reseeding 
  • Riparian Buffers 
  • Stream Temperature Monitoring  
    Technical and Cost Share Assistance to Install Your Projects
Sherman County SWCD Mission Statement

The Sherman County Soil and Water Conservation District strives to promote and protect the natural resources of not only Sherman County, but also all the areas included in our watershed drainages's. This board of directors believes that cooperation between State of Oregon and Federal agencies, public interest groups, and land owners / operators is of the utmost importance in achieving the goals of the district. We will continue to work for not only better soil and water conservation practices, but also for a better understanding between all parties concerned with the protection of our natural resources.  

Upcoming Events
SWCD Monthly Board Meeting
Second Tuesday of the Month
November 11th - Office Closed in Observance of Veterans Day

November 12th - SWCD Board Meeting 8:30 am, Moro Service Center

November 20th - Lower John Day Working Group Place Based Planning Meeting 10am-2pm @ Fossil, OR

November 28th - Thanksgiving Day, Office Closed

December 4th - Lower Deschutes LAC Meeting, The Dalles Service Center

December 10th - Watershed Council Meeting 8 am, Moro Service Center

December 10th - SWCD Board Meeting 8:30 am, Moro Service Center


The Lower John Day Working Group Place Based Planning group has drafted the Step Report: Quantifying Current and Further Water Needs and Demands. We are now in the public review phase of this effort and are asking the community to lend their thoughts and comments on the draft report. This is locally led, voluntary, and non-regulatory water resource planning effort. Become a part of the process and have your voice heard by providing your input.

Go to for a copy of the report.

Submit comments and for questions, contact:
Hannah Fatland
Gilliam-East John Day Watershed Council
541-384-2672 x. 111