This Business Plan (2015-2019) details the West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District (the “District”) services, activities, resources, staffing, and finances currently available and planned to carry out its 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(the portion of 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 full Long-Range Business Plan.