Illinois Valley SWCD’s Mission
The mission of the Illinois Valley Soil and Water Conservation District is to assist local efforts to conserve, restore, and enhance natural resources for the environmental and social benefit of the Illinois Valley.
Our mission is complementary to that of our partners, the Natural Resources Conservation Service with their mission “to provide leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, improve and sustain our natural resources and environment.” Our missions also parallel that of the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds in that we are striving to foster voluntary efforts to promote watershed health and conservation of threatened and endangered species.
source: Illinois Valley Soil and Water Conservation District Annual Work Plan, June 2012
Illinois Valley Watershed Council’s Mission
The mission of the Council is to help create and maintain healthy watersheds and natural habitats that support thriving communities and strong economies.
The Illinios Valley Watershed Council was formed as part of the State’s model watershed program identified in HB 2215. It was formed on April 6, 1994 under the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds (ORS 541.388) to help address watershed management issues and to provide a frameworks for development and implementation of watershed action programs.