Over 200 different crops are grown in Multnomah County.
Multnomah County is in the northwestern part of Oregon. This county has a
total area of 270,400 acres, or 431 square miles. It is the smallest county in
the State. Portland, the largest city, is in the center of the county. The
population of Multnomah County is 735,334. This makes Multnomah County is the
most urbanized county in Oregon with 1,705 persons per square mile.
The number of farms is decreasing but the size of the farms is increasing.
Most of the agland is in nursery stock, forage or vegetables, with berries and
field crops rounding out the top five enterprises.
The NRCS office, located in NW Portland, offers voluntary technical and
financial assistance to private landowners interested in natural resource
conservation. Historically, the NRCS has focused on soil erosion by water and
has started working on forest health improvements on private land. Energy
conservation and organic farming are areas the NRCS is promoting through new
NRCS Local Conservation Activities and Strategies
The NRCS local work group in Multnomah County has identified invasive
species, forest health and soil erosion as the top three natural resource areas
of concern that can be positively affected by NRCS assistance. Invasive species
includes noxious herbaceous weeds and aquatic invasive species. Forest health
concerns include wildfire hazard, disease and pest infestations. Soil erosion by
water is a concern due to harvest activities during the rainy season.
NRCS Programs Available
Additional Conservation Resources Available
- East and West Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation Districts
- Johnson Creek and Tryon Creek Watershed Councils
- Lower Columbia River Estuary Program
- Oregon Department of Agriculture
- Oregon Department of Forestry
- Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Local Work Group Updates
If you are interested in participating, please contact the NRCS District
Conservationist listed below.
For meeting information, please
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For Additional Assistance Contact
Portland Service Center
2701 NW Vaughn Street, Suite 450
Portland, Oregon 97210
NRCS District Conservationist: Steven Fedje. (503) 326-3941 x 102
East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District: (503) 222-SOIL
West Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District: (503) 238-4775