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Clatsop County - Information for Partners and Participants

Clatsop County, Oregon
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.

Clatsop County Long Range Plan

NRCS Oregon uses a Strategic Approach to Conservation to address priority natural resource concerns in specific watersheds and landscapes across the state. It all begins with a Long Range Plan. Each county develops a Long Range Plan with input from landowners, agency partners and other stakeholders that identifies and prioritizes natural resource concerns in the community. Based on those plans, NRCS works with partners to develop local Conservation Implementation Strategies to help agricultural producers in those targeted areas implement conservation practices that address the resource concerns. Long Range Plans are updated to reflect the changing needs and objectives of the county's natural resources.

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.

Contact Your Clatsop County Conservationist

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