OWEB Small Grant Programs

Upper Willamette SWCD technical staff utilizes the OWEB small grant program to provide funding assistance to small agricultural/rural residential landowners. Assistance includes project design, installation of conservation practices such as riparian and habitat enhancement, exclusion fencing for livestock from riparian areas, off-stream watering stations, livestock waste management structures, heavy use protection areas, cross fencing for rotational grazing, removal of invasive species and restoration of native vegetation. OWEB grants help Oregonians restore and improve fish and wildlife habitat.

Federal Grant Programs

There are several popular USDA programs available for private landowners through the NRCS, including:

  • Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP): Provides assistance to growers and landowners who want to install measures to protect the soil, water, air and other natural resources on their working land. Conservation practices include tree planting, drip irrigation, soil moisture sensors, fish screens, pest consultants, no till and erosion control.

  • EQIP Organic Initiative: Special EQIP funding is available to organic growers that are certified organic or transitioning organic. Practices include nutrient management, cover crops, pest management and native tree planing.

  • EQIP Forest Initiative: Plan good forestry practices with the help of a certified consultant. Grant funds must be used to develop a Forest Stewardship Program.

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As a conservation district, UWSWCD is a 170(c)1 Organization and can accept tax deductible donations to assist in conservation efforts, education outreach, riparian restoration, improving crop land and restoring wildlife habitat.

Donations of cash, checks or money orders are always accepted and greatly appreciated to help us succeed with our goals.


Checks can be made payable to UWSWCD and mailed to our office, or through PayPal.

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Thank you for your contributions to our important programs!


780 Bailey Hill Rd, Suite 5

Eugene, OR 97402

(541) 650-3057


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