The Oregon Association of Conservation Districts (OACD) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(5) statewide membership organization that represents, supports and strengthens Oregon’s 45 Soil and Water Conservation Districts through four main goals:
- To promote the conservation and wise use of Oregon’s natural resources by providing a vehicle for local Conservation Districts to build capacity and to work together on common statewide challenges and opportunities.
- To be a common voice for those committed to the belief that Oregon’s soil, water, air and renewable resources must be used in accordance with the needs of the people of the state while maintaining a quality environment and a productive economy.
- To cooperate with public and private organizations with similar purposes, forming a coalition that will drive the adoption of statewide policies and programs and result in a quality environment and a productive economy.
- To inform the public of the value of conservation including flood prevention, proper land use planning, orderly economic development, recreation development and fish and wildlife enhancement.
OACD offers services to Conservation Districts through member services, program development, public education, and government relations.
Follow this link to see a map of District boundaries, directors, managers, and contact information.