Sherman County Soil and Water Conservation District

Contact Us

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
If you have needs for conservation practices on your land and would like technical assistance, please contact the SWCD office. We have many resources available to assist you and most funding sources have deadlines throughout the year.  

The SWCD & Watershed Council are currently accepting applications for the 2017-2019 funding period. Please stop by the office or call at (541) 565-3216 for more information. 

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
  Feb. 19th - Watershed Council Meeting 8 am @ Moro Service Center

Feb. 19th - SWCD Board Meeting
8:30 am @ Moro Service Center

TBA - Annual Meeting
5:30 pm Social Hour 
6 pm Dinner
Wasco School Events Center

Feb. 15th - NCLA Annual Meeting 
6 pm @ The Riverside, Maupin

Feb. 28th - Lower John Day LAC Meeting 10 am - 12 pm @ Sherman County Extension Office

Feb. 28th - Local Working Group Meeting 1 pm @ Sherman County Extension Office

March 12th - SWCD Board Meeting 8:30 am @ Moro Service Center