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Mission Statement

In order to conserve, protect, and enhance the natural resources in the Tualatin River Watershed, we:

Vision of the Tualatin River Watershed

The vision toward which the District strives is to have a clean and healthy watershed that supports all beneficial uses for people, fish, and wildlife; a vibrant economy; and livable communities.


Who We Are

The Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District (the District) is a local special district comprised of an elected seven-member board of directors who represent the voters of Washington County. The District is not a part of the county government but a separate local agency. It is funded primarily through grants and partnerships rather than a tax base.

The Board was elected by you to address natural resource issues in Washington County and does so with the help of seven employees who work to:

  • Assess watershed conditions, identify resource concerns, and select strategies to help natural resources meet standards and all beneficial uses;
  • Provide technical assistance to help private landowners install conservation practices to meet natural resource goals and their own objectives;
  • Increase the public’s knowledge of and involvement in natural resource issues and solutions; and
  • Deliver conservation programs and services to individuals, groups, and other governments.

What We Do

The District:

  • Helps landowners protect natural resources and solve individual resource problems.
  • Helps local governments address problems such as invasive species, wildlife habitat, and stream functioning.
  • Researches natural resource problems and solutions to protect the environment, economy and community.
  • Helps local agencies and groups address watershed-wide resource concerns and opportunities.
  • Helps residents learn about natural resources through workshops, public events and more.
  • Helps bring federal, state, and private dollars to Washington County.

We accomplish this work through free site visits and consultations, technical advice, conservation planning, streamside restoration work, public education, and other services.

We advocate for local concerns and landowner needs, helping to set standards and expectations to meet goals. We involve the community in our work through education, public outreach and volunteer opportunities as well as by soliciting feedback on resource concerns.


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