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Clatsop County

Established in 1844, Clatsop County has a total of 1,085 square miles (529, 280 acres). Approximately 98% of the county is forested and used primarily for timber production. 70% of the county is private forestland, 30% of the county is public (state/federal). Of the 70% private forestland: 78% is under industrial forest ownership and 22% of the county is private non-industrial forest with a variety of property sizes (1-1,300 acres). The remaining 2% of Clatsop County contains all other land uses including: urban areas, industrial area, and pastureland, hay land, crop and wildlife lands. The NRCS office located in Astoria (above the Post Office), offers voluntary technical and financial assistance to private landowners interested in natural resource conservation improvements on livestock, crop, hay, wildlife, forestry and organic fields.

Current Financial Assistance Opportunities for Farmers, Ranchers and Forest Owners in Clatsop County

The following Conservation Implementation Strategies are available to help Clatsop County agricultural producers address targeted resource concerns identified in the Long Range Plan. Click the project names below for more information:

Additional Funding Opportunities...

In addition to the local projects above, producers may also apply for statewide programs such as the Conservation Stewardship Program, the Organic Initiative, Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative, On-Farm Energy Initiative, and conservation easement programs. Visit with your local District Conservationist for more information on these and other programs, or visit the NRCS Programs webpage.

Local Work Group Meetings

Every year, NRCS hosts a Local Work Group meeting where farmers, landowners, conservation partners and other members of the community discuss the natural resource needs for the county. Based on feedback from those meetings, NRCS updates the county's Long Range Plan and develops new Conservation Implementation Strategies to address those resource concerns. You may contact us anytime to express concerns or comments about conservation needs in the county, and we encourage you to attend the next Local Work Group meeting in your county. For more information about Local Work Group meetings, contact your local NRCS office.

Find Your Local Service Center

USDA Service Centers are locations where you can connect with Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, or Rural Development employees for your business needs. Enter your state and county below to find your local service center and agency offices. If this locator does not work in your browser, please visit