Long-Range Business Plan

We are updating our Long Range Business (Strategic) Plan. This plan will guide the scope of our conservation work and the associated financial sustainability and organizational health components needed to implement this work for the next 5 years (2021-2025). This plan will further define our commitment to embedding equity and inclusion as a foundational value in all that we do.

View the draft plan

We have worked 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.

We are collecting final input on the draft plan prior to its adoption.  We welcome any feedback you have on the draft, including responses to the following questions in the comments box below.

  • What in the plan is of most interest to you?
  • What opportunities do you see for us to work together on implementing this plan?
  • Do you agree with how we’ve prioritized our goals and tactics?
  • Do our success criteria hold ourselves accountable to commitments made in this plan?
  • Is anything unclear or in need of further explanation?

Providing name and email is optional. However, providing your name and/or email allows us to track your feedback and get back to you should we have any questions we would like to follow-up with you on. Otherwise, you will still remain anonymous when we share your feedback with others.

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. Read the full Conservation Scope Information Gathering Report.

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.