Portland area conservation district tests new ways to stop loss of farmland

July 11, 2019by ncdea

OREGON, East Multnomah SWCD – The recently released Census of Agriculture shows that farmland is being lost in the Portland area at a rapid rate.

The depletion can be attributed to several factors, including an aging farming population and increasing land costs. Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties saw farmland lost at a rate of 1 acre every hour from 2012 to 2017, according to the census.

But the agriculture industry has developed a permanent farmland protection thanks to a deal made by the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD).

The EMSWCD closed a deal in late July that ensures 57 acres of land near Oxbow Regional Park in Gresham will be maintained as farmland.

Source: Portland area conservation district tests new ways to stop loss of farmland – Portland Business Journal

We welcome feedback

Please give us the gift of your feedback!
We need your email address so that we can follow up with you if more information is needed.
We need this to route your feedback to the right person.

NCDEA on Facebook

This message is only visible to admins.

Problem displaying Facebook posts. Backup cache in use.
Click to show error

Error: The user must be an administrator, editor, or moderator of the page in order to impersonate it. If the page business requires Two Factor Authentication, the user also needs to enable Two Factor Authentication.
Type: OAuthException
Solution: See here for how to solve this error

Another great example of the work Conservation Districts so across the United States! Gallatin Conservation District ...

View on Facebook

#CDEmployeesAtWorkSteuben SWCD employees with their NCDEA (National Conservation District Employees Association) reusable stainless straw. Additional straws were handed out at the Water Quality Symposium to individuals who inquired about them. Communicating and promoting NCDEA activities one straw at a time. ...

View on Facebook
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!