The Lakeview Soil and Water Conservation District takes the lead in soil and water conservation throughout Lake County by working with rural property owners, operators, Public Officials, various state and federal agencies, and private organizations. This District believes in the protection, conservation, and improvement of soil and water through our directors’ and employees’ abilities to plan, assist, and educate. It is our belief that concerns about water quality, water quantity, wetlands, soil erosion, and weed management can be addressed while simultaneously respecting the private property rights of owners and operators. These concerns are addressed through the adoption of the Goose and Summer Lakes Ag Water Plan and by maintaining agreements with the various agencies that work with this District.
The Lakeview SWCD was established July 31, 1947 to direct agricultural producers to technical assistance resources, such as our partners the NRCS. Since 1947, NRCS and the Lakeview SWCD have partnered to plan and implement conservation practices on private lands in the basin.
The boundaries of the Lakeview SWCD include Klamath and Harney Counties and Paisley. The SWCD’s major focus is the wise use of renewable natural resources through locally led voluntary conservation. Much of the district’s work involves coordinating government assistance with local conservation needs and influencing the County’s farmers, ranchers, and woodland owners to adopt proven resource management systems and conservation practices.
The Lakeview SWCDs mission is to provide technical assistance to individuals, groups and other agencies for the purpose of managing and enhancing our natural resources, environment and economy.
The Lakeview SWCDs vision is to conserve and develop Lake County’s soil, water and related resources for the economic and environmental benefit of the people.
The Fort Rock/Silver Lake SWCD was established March 1953 to direct agricultural producers to technical assistance resources, such as our partners the NRCS. Since 1953, NRCS and the Fort Rock/Silver Lake SWCD have partnered to plan and implement conservation practices on private lands in the basin.
The Fort Rock/Silver Lake SWCD boundaries are Klamath, Deschutes, Harney Counties and the town of Paisley.
The Fort Rock/Silver Lake SWCD vision is to initiate and/or coordinate with local landowners and other agencies, through educational, technical and financial assistance, providing for judicial conservation and enhancement of water and soils and encouraging sustainable agricultural practices benefiting healthy rural communities and abundant wildlife.
The mission of the Fort Rock/Silver Lake SWCD is to provide technical assistance to individuals, groups and other agencies to manage and enhance our natural resources, environment and economy.
Soil protection, water quality and quantity, wetland and floodplain protection, native plant and wildlife protection, land use and development, forest and woodland management.
A natural resource concern is a condition that does not meet agreed-to or established criteria for a quality, sustainable resource. The resource concerns are water quality and quantity, invasive Plans and soil erosion.
The District collaborates with many conservation partners to implement its work plans and provide services to the communities of Lake County. Several of the partners we work with on a regular basis are listed below with links to their organization.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USF&W)