Oregon Department of Agriculture Natural Resources

The natural resource programs at the Oregon Department of Agriculture are dedicated to protecting and improving Oregon's natural beauty, with clean air and clean water for future generations, while ensuring the viability of our many important agricultural commodities. This is accomplished by implementing watershed based management plans, preventing water pollution from Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), coordinating the efforts of the state Soil and Water Conservation Commission (SWCC), providing administrative oversight and financial support to Oregon's 45 Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs), administering the smoke management and research programs, addressing land use issues relative to farmland, and managing shellfish plat leasing in the state estuaries. Program efforts focus on assisting landowners and operators with conservation and economic decisions that conserve, protect, and develop Oregon's natural resources.

Contact Oregon Department of Agriculture Natural Resources

Ray Jaindl, PhD
Program Director
635 Capitol Street NE
Salem, Oregon  97301-2532
Phone: 503-986-4713
Fax: 503-986-4730


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Oregon

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