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Date Title Release No.
2013
June 12, 2013 Water Shortages Expected for Much of Oregon 2013.06-014
June 5, 2013 Unprecedented Conservation Partnership:  Sage Grouse Initiative Workshop Attracts Top Leadership to Lakeview, Oregon 2013.06-013
May 29, 2013 Conservation Stewardship Program Applications Due by June 14 2013.05-012
March 25, 2013 Oregon NRCS is now accepting proposals for 2013 Conservation Innovation Grants -- Applications due no later than May 17, 2013 2013.03-010
March 19, 2013 NRCS Announces Wetland Reserve Program Application Deadline for Oregon -- Applications due on or before April 19, 2013 2013.03-009
March 19, 2013 NRCS Announces Application Deadline for the Healthy Forest Reserve Program in Oregon 2013.03-008
March 20, 2013 Grassland Reserve Program Sign-up Deadline Set for April 19 2013.03-007
March 15, 2013 Dry, Warm Weather Initiates Spring Snowmelt 2013.03-006
March 11, 2013 NRCS Announces Sign-up for National Water Quality Initiative in Oregon -- Landowners in Four Priority Watersheds are Eligible 2013.03-005
February 13, 2013 Water Report Shows A Divided State -- Average Snowpack for Western and Central Oregon, Eastern Basins Remain Below Normal 2013.02-004
February 8, 2013 Conservation Funding Available for Farmers to Enhance Soil Health 2013.02-003
February 8, 2013 Reminder: Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Must be Postmarked by March 25  
January 11, 2013 Report Shows Average Snowpack for most of Oregon -- NRCS January Water Supply Outlook Just Released 2013.01-001
January 11, 2013 Surveyors Spend a Night in Snow Caves to Practice Outdoor Survival Skills  
2012
September 21, 2012 NRCS Announces Grant Recipients for Oregon Conservation Innovation Grants Program 2012.09-001
August 1, 2012 NRCS Announces Wetlands Reserve Program Second Application Deadline in Oregon 2012.08-001
May 8, 2012 Oregon’s water supply forecast looks positive 2012.05-002
May 8, 2012 NRCS Announces National Water Quality Initiative in Oregon 2012.05-001
April 24, 2012 Final Funding Opportunity for Organic Farmers and Ranchers in Oregon 2012.04-002
April 10, 2012 Despite wet March, snowpack still varies across Oregon 2012.04-001
March 13, 2012 Sage-Grouse Conservation Funding Available to Enhance Sustainable Ranching and Support Rural Economies -- Private Landowners can sign up today for Working Lands for Wildlife 2012.03-004
March 8, 2012 Snowpack Measurements Vary Greatly Across Oregon 2012.03-003
March 7, 2012 Oregon NRCS Is Now Accepting Proposals for the 2012 Conservation Innovation Grant -- Applications due no later than May 4, 2012 2012.03-002
March 5, 2012 NRCS Funding Available for Organic Farmers and Ranchers in Oregon -- Applications due on or before March 30, 2012 2012.03-001
February 9, 2012 Despite Recent Storms Snowpack Remains Below Average for Oregon 2012.02-002
February 7, 2012 Grassland Reserve Program Signup Deadline Set for February 24 2012.02-001
January 23, 2012 NRCS Funding Available for Wetland Protection and Habitat Improvement Projects in Oregon -- Proposals due on or before February 10, 2012 2012.01-002
January 10, 2012 Report Shows Well Below Average Snowpack for Oregon 2012.01-001
2011
December 13, 2011 USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Announces Sign-Up Period for Conservation Stewardship Program -- Program cut-off date is January 13, 2012 2011.12-001
November 23, 2011 NRCS Initiatives Offer Financial Assistance for Energy Audits, High Tunnels and Organic Operations --
First application period ends February 3, 2012
2011.11-004
October 12, 2011 Conservation Funding Opportunities Available to Farmers, Ranchers and Forestry Owners --October 31, 2011 Deadline to Apply for the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program and Wildlife Habitat Incentivesq Program 2011.10-001
August 23, 2011 NRCS Announces Grant Recipients for Oregon Conservation Innovation Grants Program 2011.08-001
June 23, 2011 Jory Soil Selected as Oregon’s Official State Soil 2011.06-003
June 15, 2011 Landowners Encouraged to Apply Now for Funding to Improve Sage-Grouse Habitat and Manage Juniper 2011.06-002
June 7, 2011 Oregon Projects Will Receive $1.5 Million for Conservation from USDA 2011.06-001
May 10, 2011 Oregon Streamflow Forecast Well Above Average 2011.05-001
April 14, 2011 USDA 2011 Grassland Reserve Program - Sign-up Extended Until May 13, 2011  
April 12, 2011 Oregon Streamflow Forecast Encouraging 2011.04-001
February 8, 2011 January Rains Significantly Affect Oregon Streamflow Forecast 2011.02-003
February 2, 2011 NRCS Announces 2011 Grassland Reserve Program - Sign-up deadline is February 25, 2011 2011.02-001
January 7, 2011 NRCS Grants Now Available for On-farm Conservation Innovation in Oregon -- Application deadline is March 31, 2011 2011.01-003
January 6, 2011 NRCS extends sign-up period for Conservation Stewardship Program -- Applications accepted through January 21, 2011 2011.01-002
January 3, 2011 Oregon’s Organic Farmers and Ranchers May Apply for Funding Through March 4 2011.01-001
2010
December 22, 2010 Oregon NRCS announces cut-off date for the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP) 2010.28-007
December 15, 2010 USDA Requests Proposals for Water and Land Conservation Projects 2010.12-006
November 8, 2010 USDA Conservation Program Payments and New Sign-up Announced for Oregonians Improving Natural Resources on Working Lands 2010.11-004
October 28, 2010
Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District Employee Earns State Recognition From NRCS
2010.10-003
October 28, 2010 Benton Soil and Water Conservation District Earns State Recognition From NRCS 2010.10-002
October 28, 2010 USDA Provides New Funding to Improve Sage-Grouse Habitat and Manage Juniper -- Oregon Sign-up Runs Through December 15th 2010.10-001
September 3, 2010 Safe Harbor Agreement Advances Northern Spotted Owl Conservation in Oregon  
August 30, 2010 NRCS Announces Grant Recipients for Oregon Conservation Innovation Grants Program  
August 11, 2010 USDA Offices Relocate Following a Devastating Fire  
July 13, 2010 USDA Announces Additional Funding to Improve Natural Resources on Private Agricultural and Forest Land in Wasco County  
July 8, 2010 USDA Announces Projects to Improve Water Quality and Quantity For Agricultural Operations in Oregon  
June 8, 2010 USDA Issues Final Rule for Conservation Stewardship Program  
May 12, 2010 Producers Urged to Signup Now for Conservation Stewardship Program  
May 11, 2010  A Cool, Wet April Improves Oregon Water Supply Forecasts  
May 5, 2010 Oregonian Wins National Earth Team Volunteer Award  
April 29, 2010 Inventory Results Show Oregon’s Commitment to Land Stewardship  
April 22, 2010 Governor Declares April 26-30, 2010 as "Legacy of Private Lands Conservation Week"  
April 15, 2010 NRCS Grant Funding Available for On-Farm Conservation Innovation in Oregon  
April 13, 2010 NRCS Directs $2.5 Million to Ongoing Conservation Projects in Oregon  
April 9 2010 Upper Klamath Basin Sees Only Short-Term Water Gains  
April 9 2010 Spring Precipitation a Short-Term Boost to Oregon Water Supplies  
April 7, 2010 USDA Announces Funding to Enhance Market-Based Approaches to Conservation  
April 7, 2010 NRCS Announces New Funding for Water Conservation Projects  
March 18, 2010 USDA Announces $2 Million Initiative To Help Drought-Stricken Klamath Farmers  
March 15, 2010 USDA Announces Initiative to Improve Sage-Grouse Conservation  
March 1, 2010 NRCS Announces Signup for the Healthy Forest Reserve Program in Oregon  
February 9, 2010 Watching and Waiting for Oregon Snowpacks to Improve  
February 2, 2010 Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) Signup Deadline is February 19  
January 8, 2010 Surveyors Spend a Night in Snow Caves to Practice Outdoor Survival Skills  
2009
November 2, 2009 Vilsack Honors Advocate of Oregon Wildlife Habitat  
September 23, 2009 NRCS Announces Eight Grant Recipients for Oregon Conservation Innovation Grants Program  
August 24, 2009 Producers Advised to Apply for New Conservation Stewardship Program by September 30  
August 6, 2009 USDA Announces First Sign-Up for New Conservation Stewardship Program  
July 30, 2009 USDA DIRECTS $3.6 MILLION FOR WATER QUALITY, QUANTITY IN OREGON  
July 13, 2009 SECRETARY VILSACK ANNOUNCES CONSERVATION INNOVATION GRANTS  
June 22, 2009 Conservation Funding Available in Six Oregon Project Areas:  Applications must be received by July 17  
June 16, 2009  Year's Final Water Supply Report for Oregon Now Available  
June 4, 2009 Vilsack Announces Floodplain Easement Selections Through Recovery Act Funding -- $3 Million Directed to Oregon Projects  
May 18, 2009 Oregon’s Organic Farmers and Ranchers May Apply for Funding Through June 5  
May 13, 2009 Updated Water Supply Forecasts For Oregon Available Online  
May 11, 2009 Agriculture Deputy Secretary Merrigan Announces Funding for New Organics Initiative:
More Than $1 Million in Funding Available in Oregon
 
May 1, 2009 Funding Available for Conservation Planning on Forest Lands and Livestock Operations Until May 29  
April 13, 2009 Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) Signup Open in Oregon for a Limited Time  
April 13, 2009 March Snowfalls Boost Water Supplies For Much, But Not All, Of Oregon  
April 13, 2009 Conservation Funding Available for Management on Lane County Orchards and Private Forests Until May 15  
April 8, 2009 Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program Application Deadline Announced  
March 30, 2009 NRCS Announces Signup for the Healthy Forest Reserve Program in Oregon  
March 26, 2009 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Extends Deadline for Floodplain Easement Assistance in Oregon  
March 20, 2009 NRCS Announces May 8 Deadline for Oregon Conservation Innovation Grant Proposals  
March 16, 2009 NRCS Announces Grant Proposal Deadline and Comment Period for Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative  
March 11, 2009 USDA Will Restore and Protect Flood-Prone Lands Nationwide With Economic Recovery Funding  
March 11, 2009 Updated Mountain Snowpack Conditions and Water Supply Forecasts Available Online  
February 19, 2009 MARCH 20 EXTENSION ANNOUNCED FOR CONSERVATION INNOVATION GRANT PROPOSALS  
January 22, 2009 USDA Announces Fiscal Year 2009 Sign-Up for $20 Million in Conservation Innovation Grants  
January 14, 2009 NRCS Announces Availability of $58.4 Million To Producers, Entities Through New Conservation Program  
January 9, 2009 NRCS Welcomes New Oregon State Conservationist  
2008
August 18, 2008 Oregon Ranching Family Featured in NRCS Video Broadcasts  
July 25, 2008 NRCS Provides Disaster Recovery Funding in Northwest Oregon  
July 15, 2008 USDA Announces Additional EQIP Funds for On-Farm Conservation  
June 26, 2008 Oregon Conservation Innovation Grant Recipients Announced  
June 5, 2008 NRCS ANNOUNCES APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR WILDLIFE PROJECTS:
June 20 Cutoff Set for Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) in Oregon
 
May 19, 2008 Warm, Dry Weather Chases Snow into Waiting Reservoirs  
May 8, 2008 CSP Sign Up Deadline Extended Until May 30  
April 28, 2008 As CSP Deadline Nears, Growers Are Reminded To Get Their Applications In: CSP sign-up open until May 16, 2008 to large-scale and small acreage producers in Oregon’s McKenzie Watershed  
April 16, 2008 Conservation Security Program Sign-Up Underway in the McKenzie Watershed  
April 9, 2008 Record Snowpacks Linger in Oregon Mountains  
March 19, 2008 Conservation Security Program Sign-Up Announced for the McKenzie Watershed  
March 11, 2008 March Conditions a Key in Determining Summer Water Supply  
February 27, 2008 Family from Oregon’s Curry County Receive National Recognition for Land Stewardship  
Jan. 16, 2008 NRCS Releases Current Oregon Water Supply Outlook  
2007
Dec. 17, 2007 USDA Announces Fiscal Year 2008 Sign-Up For Up To $20 Million in Conservation Innovation Grants  
Aug. 31, 2007  NRCS Announces Local EQIP Application Cutoff Dates  
Aug. 3, 2007 EQIP Funds Available for Fire Damaged Grazing Lands  
June 27, 2007 Over $2 Million in USDA Grant Funds Awarded for Conservation Work in Oregon  
Mar.26, 2007 Online Soil Survey Maps Available for Harney County  
Mar. 25, 2007 Three Easy Ways to Help Native Pollinators -- Why we need the bees and what you can do  
Mar.24, 2007 NRCS Accepting Proposals for Farm and Ranchland Protection  
Feb. 14, 2007 Oregon Water Supply Forecasts Updated for February 2007  
Jan. 18, 2007 USDA Releases New NRI Data  
Jan. 11, 2007 NRCS Extends WHIP Cut-Off Date