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Oregon Conservation Programs

Use the filters to see what programs are relevant for your land.

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Landowner conservation programs

Land-based Incentives

2020 Post-Fire Recovery Grants

Provider:

OWEB

Program benefits: 

Financial

Grants to support natural resource recovery in areas impacted during the 2020 fire season

Land-based Incentives

Access & Habitat Grant

Provider:

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW)

Program benefits: 

Financial

Must improve wildlife habitat, increase public hunting access to private land or solve a wildlife damage issue

Land-based Incentives

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) - Agricultural Land Easements

Provider:

NRCS

Program benefits: 

Financial

Protect the agricultural use and conservation values of eligible land.

Land-based Incentives

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) - Wetland Reserve Easement

Provider:

NRCS

Program benefits: 

Financial, free technical assistance

Protect, restore, and enhance wetlands on your property.

Land-based Incentives

Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs

Provider:

USDA Farm Service Agency

Program benefits: 

Financial

Incomes and payments related to commodities.

Land-based Incentives

Associated Oregon Loggers Inc. (AOL)

Provider:

Associated Oregon Loggers

Program benefits: 

Marketing, Free technical assistance

AOL is a statewide trade organization that provides business and government affairs services to its member companies.

Land-based Incentives

Bark Beetle Mitigation

Provider:

USDA Forest Service

Program benefits: 

Technical Assistance

​​​The goal of the Bark Beetle Mitigation Fund is to assist family forestland owners in prevention and help restore areas affected by bark beetles.

Land-based Incentives

Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans

Provider:

USDA Farm Service Agency

Program benefits: 

Financial

For beginning farmers. Access farm ownership, operating, and micro loans.

Land-based Incentives

Biomass Crop Assistance Program

Provider:

USDA Farm Service Agency

Program benefits: 

Financial

Financial assistance for biomass crops.

Land-based Incentives

Bird Stamp Program

Provider:

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW)

Program benefits: 

Financial

Grants through bird stamp funds to improve game bird habitat.

Land-based Incentives

Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances (CCAA)

Provider:

USFWS

Program benefits: 

Free technical assistance

A permit assuring you will not be held responsible for harm to listed species if you develop a conservation plan.

Land-based Incentives

Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts

Provider:

Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts

Program benefits: 

Marketing, Financial

Our mission is to serve and strengthen the land trust community in Oregon.

Planning Importance

Developing a forest, agricultural, or conservation plan helps identify and prioritize objectives for landowners. These objectives can determine what type programs to search for. Supporting organizations in your area often provide free consultation and planning.

Landscape Characteristics

See how your land fits into the broader context of regional conservation, ecosystem services, and working lands' values across the landscape through our interactive mapper tool. It could help you determine which program is a good fit for you!

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This tool is meant for you. If you have any ideas for improvement,  are struggling to find something, having difficulty navigating, or program info is incorrect or missing, please contact Rachel Santa Olalla and she will fix it ASAP.

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