Josephine County in located in the Southwestern part of Oregon State. It includes just over 1 million acres of land extending south to the border of California, West to Curry County, North to Douglas County, and East to Jackson County. Known for its steep rugged mountains and narrow river valleys, Josephine county is home to the Wild and Scenic Rogue and Illinois Rivers. Roughly three-fourths of Josephine County is publicly owned, with a majority in forest land being managed for timber. Agricultural production is fairly limited in scope, but diverse in nature, with a growing interest in viticulture and local food economies. The NRCS offices serving Josephine County, located in Central Point and Roseburg, provide voluntary conservation technical and financial assistance to private land owners/operators interested in natural resource conservation improvements.
Current Financial Assistance Opportunities for Farmers, Ranchers and Forest Owners in Josephine County
The following Conservation Implementation Strategies are available to help Josephine County agricultural producers address targeted resource concerns identified in the Long Range Plan. Click the project names below for more information:
- Forest Management Planning
- Illinois Valley Forest Resiliency Oversight Group - Takilma Phase 1
- Williams Community Forest Project
- Conservation Stewardship Program
- Wildfire Recovery in the Central Coast Upper Willamette Southwest Basin
- Williams Community Forest in the Central Coast Upper Willamette Southwest Basin
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.