Tillamook County Soil and Water Conservation District

Conservation Incentive Programs

Programs Available in Tillamook County

Financial Assistance ProgramsExamples of What You Could Use it ForCall For More Info
SWCD/MEAD Revolving Loan FundLow interest loans to help agricultural producers to implement water quality improvement projectsTillamook County SWCD (503) 842-2240
TEP Backyard Planting ProgramCost-free; voluntary assistance program for private landowners who want to remove invasive species from their streamsides and improve habitats for fish and wildlife. http://www.tbnep.org/backyard-planting.phpTillamook County SWCD (503) 842-2240
Oregon Riparian Lands Tax Incentive ProgramAgricultural and forest landowners are able to set up their riparian areas into a management plan that will remove the property taxes for the land in the program. http://www.dfw.state.or.us/lands/tax_overview.aspJoy Vaughan, ODFW (503) 947-6089
Clean Water Loans (for failing septic systems)Loans to allow homeowners to pay for all costs associated with repairing failing septic systems. Special rates and deferred payment options may be available for homeowners with lower incomes. A partnership between Oregon DEQ and Craft3. https://www.craft3.org/Borrow/clean-water-loansCraft3 (888) 231-2170
Aggie Bond Lending ProgramLow interest loan program that can be used by young or beginning farmers to finance capital purchases including agricultural land. http://www.oregon4biz.com/How-We-Can-Help/Finance-Programs/Aggie-Bond/Oregon Business Development Department (503) 986-0172
TCCA Environmental Stewardship ProgramFinances individual Tillamook County Creamery Association member projects to protect the environment.Tillamook County SWCD (503) 842-2240
Conservation Technical AssistanceFree technical assistance with planning conservation or working with natural resources. https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/technical/cta/NRCS (503) 842-2848
EQIP Environmental Quality Incentives Program Signup Opportunities in Tillamook CountyThe Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary conservation program that helps agricultural producers in a manner that promotes agricultural production and environmental quality as compatible goals. Through EQIP, agricultural producers receive financial and technical assistance to implement structural and management conservation practices that optimize environmental benefits on working agricultural land. https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/or/programs/financial/eqip/NRCS (503) 842-2848
Conservation Stewardship Program (CStP)Participants earn payments for conservation performance-the higher the performance; the higher the payment. https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/or/programs/financial/csp/NRCS (503) 842-2848
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)Competitive grants for developing and adopting innovative approches and technologies for conservation on agricultural lands. https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/or/programs/financial/cig/NRCS (503) 842-2848
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)Financial and technical assistance to help conserve agricultural lands and wetlands. https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/or/programs/easements/acep/NRCS (503) 842-2848
FSA Farm LoansPurchase farmland; construct buildings or other capital improvements; implement conservation practices; operating loans; emergencies. https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/farm-loan-programs/index FSA Service Center (503) 648-3174 ext 106