Ponds and other forms of water storage serve the dual purpose of watering livestock and providing water to fight fires.
Several straightforward projects help soil in place at Christmas tree farm.
Conservation districts must target their projects and track the outcomes, the state says.
Oregon's soil and water conservation districts help farmers and ranchers and leave enforcement to other agencies, their leaders say.
NRCS program helps ranch save water and produce more and better alfalfa.
Financial assistance to build a high tunnel helps an organic farm lengthen its growing season.
A consultant helps Sonoma County, Calif., grape growers save water through monitoring.
Grant County, Wash., dairy gets keep in paying for a new pump to handle manure.
Joint effort on Manashtash Creek in Kittitas County, Wash., meets needs of fish and keeps agriculture whole.
North Yakima Conservaton District helps rancher install fish screens.
Irrigation setup is reconfigured and improved to save water from Lemhi River.
Raft River water quality is improved after a feedlot is moved away from it.