Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District (District) has two programs available for private landowners to restore streamside areas (see table below). These programs include a long-term agreement with the landowner, which allows the District to restore streamside acreage. The success of these programs is due in large part to our partnerships with local and federal agencies.
New! Some projects may qualify for a monetary bonus when neighboring projects are enrolled. Contact us for details.
The VEGBAC and ECREP program share some features:
- Landowner involvement is voluntary, not required by law.
- Both programs have funding available to help with high priority restoration projects.
- Both programs have various options for the length of the commitment.
- Incentives are available for longer commitments in both programs.
- All of the work on-site is supervised by the District in both programs – landowners do not need to prepare the site or plant the trees themselves.
- Both programs receive the same high quality planning, supervision and monitoring by our professional restoration staff.
New! VEGBAC program options have expanded to offer a Stewardship Agreement Option, new incentives for longer contracts, and new incentives for neighboring projects. Learn more by visiting the VEGBAC page!
Click on the links for each of the programs, which are described briefly below, to learn more!
- Enhanced CREP uses federal funding from the USDA Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service for annual payments and financial incentives to landowners who enroll stream side property. Learn more about how this money can be put to work for your stream!
- VEGBAC relies only on local money to help pay for projects. Learn more about how this money can be put to work for your stream!
Or contact us to learn more!