Linn Soil & Water

Conservation District


33935 Hwy 99E
Suite C
Tangent, Oregon 97389




                            Conservation Programs


OWEB Small Grant Program

The Small Grant Program is an easy-to-engage-in, competitive grant program that awards funds of up to $10,000 for on-the-ground restoration projects. The Small Grant Program responds to a need for local decision-making about watershed restoration opportunities on a shorter timeframe than is available under OWEB’s regular grant program.
The Small Grant Program enables landowners across the state to contribute to the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds by committing “small acts of kindness” on their properties for the benefit of water quality, water quantity, and fish and wildlife. From planting native plants along stream sides to reducing sedimentation and erosion from upland farms and ranches, citizens everywhere can make a difference.


Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)

A voluntary, non-competitive, program for agricultural landowners.  Receive incentive payments for installing specific conservation practices along waterways.  Through CREP, farmers and ranches can receive annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to establish long-term, resource conserving covers on eligible land.  For more information contact your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office or check-out the website below.



Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP)

The EQIP program promotes voluntary conservation practices from farmers and ranchers, agricultural practices and environmental quality that are in line with national standards.  EQIP offers financial and technical help assisting qualified (competitive program) applicants install or implement structural and management practices on eligible agricultural land.  EQIP is a competitive cost-share program.



Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP)

The WHIP program focuses on improving a variety of habitats throughout Oregon that serve to connect upper and lower watershed habitats, protect and enhance native plant communities, improve salmon habitat, increase biodiversity, and increase habitat for threatened and endangered species.  To find out more about the WHIP program visit the site below.



Conservation Security Program (CSP)

CSP is designed to reward the best conservationists and motivate the rest!  CSP supports ongoing conservation stewardship of agricultural lands by providing assistance to producers to maintain and enhance natural resources.  CSP is a voluntary USDA program, designed for working lands (food and/or fiber production).  This program financially rewards farmers and ranchers who are taking care of their land at the highest levels!



Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)

Provides technical assistance, cost-share and easement payments to landowners to restore and enhance wetlands on private property.  Landowners follow a Restoration Plan that they design with the assistance of NRCS and establish either a permanent easement, a 30-year easement, or a 10-year restoration agreement.