Oregon Association of Conservation Districts

The Oregon Association of Conservation Districts is a statewide membership organization serving Oregon's Soil and Water Conservation Districts and Water Control Districts. OACD was created December 29, 1948 at a meeting in the City of Arlington. It was incorporated as a nonprofit corporation under Oregon law on January 29, 1976. OACD is governed by a board of directors which includes association officers and chairs of the 8 basins in the state of Oregon.

OACD's purposes are:

  • To promote the conservation and wise use of the natural resources of the state of Oregon by serving as the state association of member soil and water conservation districts and water control districts.
  • To serve as spokesman for those who are committed to the belief that Oregon's soil, water, air and renewable resources must be used in accordance with the needs of the people of the state while maintaining a quality environment and a productive economy.
  • To cooperate with public and private organizations with similar purposes towards the adoption of statewide policies and programs which will effectively contribute to a quality environment and a productive economy.
  • To inform the public of the value of soil and water conservation, flood prevention, proper land use planning, orderly economic development, recreation development, fish and wildlife enhancement and other benefits.

Contact Oregon Association of Conservation Districts

650 Hawthorne Avenue SE
Suite 130
Salem, Oregon  97301
Phone: (503) 566-9157
Fax: (503) 399-5799


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Marion County, Oregon

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