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Many associations, agencies, non-profits, and other organizations offer services that contribute to Marion SWCD’s mission to protect, conserve and improve the quality of soil and water in Marion County through planning, technical assistance and education. Click on a title in the bulleted list to learn more about an organization. If you think a conservation partner is missing from this list, let us know.
The Ankeny Hill Nature Center has multiple ways to explore the wildlife and native habitats of the Willamette Valley. From hikes to hands-on discovery spaces, The Center is designed so visitors of any age, interest, or ability can find ways to interpret nature. The Center takes advantage of its location at the Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge to provide multiple educational environments including media exhibitions, the Nature Explore area for kids, outlooks and learning stations along accessible pathways and discovery elements throughout the Refuge.
The North Santiam Watershed Council acts together with landowners and partners to restore habitat important to fish and wildlife. Providing opportunities for stakeholders to cooperate in promoting and sustaining the health of the watershed and its communities.
OCA’s mission is to promote environmentally and socially sound cattle industry practices alongside a positive and contemporary image of the industry; improve and strengthen the industry’s economics; assure a strong political presence in related areas; and protect industry communities and private property rights.
Because we depend so profoundly on our forests, it’s important for students to understand not only how they work, but also how we are connected to them ecologically, economically and socially. OFRI offers programs and materials to support forestry education in the field and the classroom.
OSU Extension partners with local communities to provide trusted expertise and science-based knowledge to address critical issues and help every Oregonian thrive. We are committed to creating positive change through programs and providing spaces where each person feels safe and welcome. Active local programs include 4-H, Master Gardeners, Small Farms, and more.
The Oregon Women of Agriculture is an all-volunteer group that focuses on nearly all facets of agriculture. Membership requires an annual membership due and provides pertinent information related to agricultural production and an open forum to discuss, use, and develop ideas and skills.
The council is a group of diverse people who are committed to public collaboration for natural resource conservation efforts. The council’s main roles are to provide a place for public participation, and to serve as a medium for communication between the civil, governmental and private sectors.
The Salem Environmental Education (SEE) is dedicated to providing and supporting environmental education in the Salem community. Being receptive and responsive to the needs of the community through partnerships with agencies and organizations are central to the mission.
The District delivers water to three hydroelectric plants, municipal water to the City of Stayton, cooling water to Norpac Foods, irrigation water for over 17,000 acres and other various uses such as fish propagation, wildlife habit and wetland maintenance.
The FSA’s mission is to equitably serve all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans. FSA holds its meetings once a month to discuss with its constituents their programs and the policies that dictate their process.
NRCS is an agency committed to “helping people help the land” — their mission is to provide resources to farmers and landowners to aid them with conservation. Ensuring productive lands in harmony with a healthy environment is their priority. The NRCS holds its work group meetings once a year with local stakeholders to discuss natural resource concerns in the county. This information is used by the NRCS to develop priorities for their long term strategic plan.
The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program provides free technical and financial assistance to landowners, managers, tribes, corporations, schools and nonprofits interested in improving wildlife habitat on their land. Since 1987, we have helped more than 60,000 landowners restore more than 7 million acres of forest, prairie, wetland and stream habitat for wildlife.