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NRCS Local Work Group Meeting

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February 9, 2023 ● 10am – 12pm

Wheeler NRCS will be hosting their Local Work Group Meeting virtually this year.

Wheeler SWCD and Mid John Day Watershed Council will be hosting the meeting in-person at The Rock in Spray. Please join us to provide your input about the natural resource needs in Wheeler County.

We do not have the virtual meeting log in, yet but if you are interested in attending virtually, please contact

Cassi Newton                                                         Debbi Bunch
Wheeler SWCD                                                   Mid John Day Watershed
541.468.2990                                                        541.420.4479         


Each NRCS field office throughout the state hosts an annual Local Work Group Meeting to gather input from local landowners and partners about natural resource needs in the county. This locally-led process helps inform Oregon's conservation priorities and strategy across the state.

Local Work Group Meetings are a valuable part of the NRCS planning process, providing an opportunity for local land managers to be part of a collaborative effort to improve natural resources within their county.

Participants help:

  • identify where the best investments can be made to address natural resource problems,
  • share the work that has already been done in the county, and
  • share their vision for what the county will look like when these natural resource concerns have been addressed.

Based on feedback from those meetings, NRCS updates the county Long Range Plan and develops new Conservation Implementation Strategies to address identified resource concerns.


USDA Oregon Local Work Groups