Providing Natural Resource Leadership Since 1952

The Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District (District) is led by a locally elected board of directors whose responsibility is to plan and oversee the delivery of services and programs that help conserve and protect water and soil resources, wildlife habitat, and other natural resources in Yamhill County.  The District is a unit of local government, and implements its programs and services in partnership with volunteers, non-profits, state and federal agencies, school districts and universities, watershed councils, landowners, and many others. 

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Join us for a race through Miller Woods!

2021 Miller Woods 10k Trail Race

Saturday, October 9, 2021 in McMinnville, OR at Miller Woods Conservation Area
Registration Fee: $45 with T-shirt
Free parking; carpooling is encouraged!

Fender’s Blue Butterfly Reaches Recovery Milestone

Fender’s Blue Butterfly Reaches Recovery Milestone

Once Thought Extinct, an Oregon Butterfly Reaches Recovery Milestone

Service Proposes Downlisting Fender’s Blue Butterfly from Endangered to Threatened

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a proposal to reclassify Fender’s blue butterfly from endangered to threatened under the …

Biocontrol for the Farm

Biocontrol for the Farm

Join Polk SWCD and OSU Extension for a three part series on Biocontrol for the Farm

What: Three themed talks on how you can manage insects, weeds, and other pests while increasing beneficial habitat on your property. Developed for farms …

Aquatic Lunch & Learn hosted by Marion SWCD

Aquatic Lunch & Learn hosted by Marion SWCD

Aquatic Lunch and Learn 

Hosted by Marion SWCD

Join Marion SWCD on First Wednesday of the month during May, June, & July, starting at Noon via Zoom for an Aquatic Lunch and Learn webinar. Marion SWCD is targeting streamside landowners …

District Conservation Planner, Marie Vicksta, featured on PolliNation Podcast!

District Conservation Planner, Marie Vicksta, featured on PolliNation Podcast!

The Oregon State University Extension Service recently released episode 175 of their PolliNation Podcast. This episode features the district’s own Conservation Technician, Marie Vicksta. Join Marie and Michael O’Loughlin, local farmer and Master Gardener, as they discuss pollinator habitat on …