The Wheeler Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is a political subdivision of Oregon state government, but it is not a state agency. This special district is considered a municipal corporation, a form of local government that is required to follow many of the same laws that govern state agencies. The Wheeler SWCD is led by a locally elected board of directors who voluntarily serve. The district's charge is to help conserve the land, water, plants, and wildlife resources in Wheeler County, Oregon. The Wheeler SWCD directors are joined by associate directors and staff to carry out the district activities.


Much of the district's work involves matching governmental assistance with local conservation needs and encouraging land managers to use conservation practices. As a resident of Wheeler County or the surrounding area, you have the opportunity to participate in the Wheeler SWCD and take advantage of the many services we offer.


The Wheeler SWCD is excited to introduce our new District Manager, Randy Williams! Randy will be joining the office on June 14th.

Conservation districts and their service to their communities are near and dear to Randy’s heart. He has over 20 years of experience with conservation districts in two different states and with the Confederate Tribes of the Umatilla, here in Oregon. In addition to his experience in conservation, Randy has extensive experience in grant writing, business and personnel management, human resources, federal and state regulations, and fiscal management.

We believe Randy and his family will be a great addition to both the District and the communities, and are looking forward to him joining the team!




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