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Funding Opportunities
 The Watershed Council has funding and technical assistance for conservation practices and ideas you want to try! 

All landowners (agricultural land or not) and producers in Sherman County are eligible to apply. 

County Cost Share
County Cost Share is funded from county tax dollars. Projects are approved monthly at the SWCD Board Meetings. Previous projects have included:

  • Improving Haul Roads with Gravel (1/8 to 1/2 mile)
  • Spring Developments 
  • Solar Well Developments
  • Cross Fencing
  • ​Terrace and WASCB reshape
  • Herbaceous Weed Control
  • Pasture/range Planting

Conservation Practices Available:

  • Herbaceous Weed Control
  • Range Planting
  • Critical Area Planting
  • Cover Crop
  • Prescribed Grazing
  • Obstruction Removal
  • Riparian Forest Buffer
  • Riparian Herbaceous Cover
  • Spring Developments

*If you don't see a practice here that you wish to do, please contact the office

Large Grant Funding
Large grants are funds through the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board. Grants are awarded twice a year. These grants cost share 75% with no limit and we have four years to complete the projects. These grants are a good option for bigger projects and projects with a longer timescale. We generally apply with a group of producers. In the past we have done upland restoration and range restoration large grants. Let us know if you have restoration projects you would like to complete in your riparian areas, croplands, or range. 


Small Grant Funding 
These funds are from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board and allocated every two years to watershed councils. There is currently $33,333 for projects in the Deschutes Sub-Basin and $33,333 for projects in the John Day Subbasin. Projects $10,000 and under have a 75% cost share rate and projects $10,001 to $15,000 have a 50% cost share rate. We have two years to complete these projects. Projects are approved monthly by the Small Grant Team at the SWCD Board Meetings. 

Projects can include improving cropland health, improving range health, restoring riparian processes, improving fish passage, increasing watering facilities for wildlife and livestock, managing weeds and other vegetation, increasing water use efficiency and more! 


Contact information:
Emily Freilich
P.O. Box 405
302 Scott Street
Moro, OR 97039
541-565-3216 x 101
emily.freilich@or.nacdnet.net
Sherman County Area Watershed Council ® PO Box 405, 302 Scott Street, Moro, OR 97039  Phone: (541) 565-3216 ext 101