The Columbia Soil and Water Conservation District is a special district that offers free services to the residents and landowners in Columbia County.
Our focus is to help you with land and water issues you may have on your property or simply help you prevent potential issues. We do this through free technical assistance and sometimes cost-share may be available for certain practices.
The Columbia SWCD was created in 1946 and has been serving the citizens of Columbia County ever since. The SWCDs of Oregon were created gradually starting in 1939. To date, there are 45 districts serving Oregon. They are considered subdivisions of state government, but function as local units led by a locally elected board of directors. District directors are elected on Oregon’s general election ballot and serve terms of four years without pay.