Long-Range Business Plan

West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District is updating our Long Range Business (Strategic) Plan and are engaging with community members and partners to learn how we can better serve the conservation needs of communities in our District, and be most successful in achieving our mission.

Thank you for your feedback on our work! 

We received 342 community survey responses and conducted 39 partner and program participant interviews to gather community input on what we should focus on over the next 5 years. We are currently assessing this information and forming a “Conservation Scope Advisory Committee” to help draft our Long Range Business Plan (LRBP) Update. Please stay tuned for additional ways to engage and provide ongoing feedback.

You may submit anonymous feedback on the Plan update anytime:

The current 2015-2020 Long Range Business Plan

This plan details West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District’s services, activities, resources, staffing, and finances currently available and planned to carry out our mission. The Business Plan also contains general information about the District and Multnomah County and guides the development of the District’s annual work plans and budgets.

The District serves residents within its boundaries (Multnomah County west of the Willamette River and all of Sauvie Island) with information and assistance on conservation planning, invasive weeds, native plants, livestock management, grant funding, wildlife, healthy woods, habitat restoration, school gardens, stormwater management and other conservation projects.

How will the District look if our staff, board, and volunteers do their work well?

  • More urban and rural landowners will know about invasive plant species and be diligent about controlling them on their property.
  • Horses, cows, goats and llamas will enjoy lush pastures without polluting our streams and rivers.
  • Our streams, rivers and watersheds will be healthier, supporting the return of endangered salmon species.
  • Birds and bees will thrive with ample food and shelter and will co-exist with people on farms and in suburban backyards.
  • Rare habitats, such as oak savannas, ash swales and sedge meadows, will be appreciated and restored.
  • Private landowners will be thoughtful and knowledgeable stewards of their forests and small wood lots.
  • District residents will enthusiastically tackle conservation initiatives like rain gardens, bioswales, hedgerows, and other native planting projects.
  • District residents will enjoy more locally-grown food, farmed with methods that contribute to the long-term health of the land.

Read the current 2015-2020 Long-Range Business Plan.