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Current Conservation Implementation Strategies (Fiscal Year 2020)

The following Conservation Implementation Strategies are currently under review for FY21. All information is subject to change.

NRCS Oregon uses a Strategic Approach to Conservation to administer Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) dollars. By using a strategic approach, NRCS works with local communities, partners and landowners to determine county-level resource concerns and priorities, and focuses its EQIP investments in those areas. These priorities are addressed in a local Conservation Implementation Strategy, or CIS. Below is a list of all active CIS for the current fiscal year, sorted by basin in alphabetical order by county.

Note: Some CIS's include multiple counties.
This list does not include projects funded through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) and the Joint Chiefs Landscape Restoration Initiative. View those projects on the RCPP and Joint Chiefs webpages.

Click the name of the CIS Project Name for more information.

Local ranking questions are preliminary and subject to change based on upcoming changes to the agency's ranking procedures anticipated in fiscal year 2020.

* = New CIS for FY2020

North Coast Basin and Lower Willamette Basin

County Project Name
Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Washingon, Yamhill Lower Willamette North Coast Animal Feeding Operations*
Clackamas, Multnomah Clackanomah Oak Habitat
Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Washington, Yamhill Structural Diversity in Forests
Clackamas, Multnomah Multnomah & Clackamas County Soil Health Strategy
Columbia Columbia Corridor Soil Health
Columbia Upper Nehalem Floodplain Recovery
Marion, Polk, Washington, Yamhill Erosion Control in Orchards*
Marion Middle Willamette Water Quantity and Soil Quality*
Marion Howell Creek - Pudding River Watershed
Polk Meadow Restoration Polk Phase 1*
Washington Tualatin Valley Irrigation District Irrigation Efficiency
Yamhill Lower Yamhill River Water Quality for Fish Habitat


Upper Willamette Basin and Southwest Basin


Project Name
Benton, Linn, Lane, Lincoln Forest Resistance and Resilience
Benton, Linn Hazelnut Water Quantity
Benton, Linn SWCD Water Quality*
Coos, Curry Sek Wet Se - Sixes Forest Health Collaborative
Curry Sudden Oak Death Forest Restoration
Douglas Elk Creek Forest Stand Health and Fuels Reduction
Douglas, Lane Siuslaw Salmon Sanctuary
Lane, Linn and Benton Oak Prairie Restoration
Lane McKenzie Watershed Degraded Riparian Habitat
Jackson Bradshaw Drop Agricultural Water Quality Improvement Project
Jackson Greensprings Forest Health and Fuels Reduction
Josephine, Curry Taylor-Klondike Post-Wildfire Recovery
Josephine Williams Community Forest Project*
Lincoln Siletz Forest Strategy


Deschutes Basin and High Desert Basin

County Project Name
Crook Crook County Mule Deer Strategy
Crook McKay Creek Steelhead Habitat
Deschutes Swalley - Central Oregon Irrigation District POD Improvement
Harney Saving Groundwater in the Harney Basin Using Efficient Irrigation Technologies
Harney Fire Prevention and Management in the Lone Pine Rangeland Fire Protection Association
Harney Stinkingwater Area Medusahead Management Plan
Harney Working Lands for Waterbird Habitat Conservation (Harney)
Hood River East Fork Central / Mt. Hood Irrigation Districts On-Farm Irrigation Improvement Project
Hood River Hood River Air Quality
Jefferson North Agency Plains Irrigation Improvements
Klamath Klamath Drought
Klamath Chiloquin Community Forest health and Fuels Reduction
Klamath Gerber Forest and Western Juniper Project
Lake Irrigation Water Conservation
Lake Working Lands for Waterbird Habitat Conservation (Lake)
Sherman, Wasco Pine Hollow - Jackknife Watershed Rangeland Health
Sherman, Wasco Columbia Plateau Grassland Enhancement and Restoration
Wasco, Hood River East Cascade Forest Health Initiative
Wasco, Hood River Pollinator and Beneficial Insects for Mid-Columbia Basin Fruit Crops*


John Day Umatilla Basin and Snake River Basin



 Project Name


Baker, Malheur Burnt River Range Forestry
Baker Baker Watershed Forest Health Partnership
Baker Eagle Creek East Irrigation Efficiency
Baker Pocahontas M&I Irrigation Efficiency and Water Quality*
Gilliam Ferry Canyon Watershed Improvement Project
Grant Ritter Upland Management*
Gilliam, Grant, Morrow, Wheeler Kahler Multi-County Uplands Improvement Project
Grant, Morrow, Umatilla, Wheeler JDU Basin Forest Resiliency
Malheur Valley View Water Quality Improvement
Malheur Jacobsen Gulch Water Quality Improvement
Morrow West Extension Irrigation District Efficiency Improvement
Morrow Wildlife Friendly Travel Corridors
Morrow Morrow County Direct Seed Preservation Post-Harvest Management
Morrow North Morrow Russian Olive Removal
Umatilla Umatilla Flood Response
Umatilla Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation First Foods Management*
Umatilla Walla Walla Mill Creek Fuels Reduction*
Umatilla, Morrow, Gilliam Management Opportunities for Expired CRP Stands
Union Willow Creek Irrigation Efficiency
Union West Valley Forest Management*
Wallowa Wallowa Ecological Function Restoration - Juniper Treatment
Wallowa Upper Wallowa River Irrigation Efficiency*
Wheeler, Gilliam Butte Creek Uplands Improvement Project