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Agricultural Drainage Channel Maintenance Program Information Session
September 21, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Do you have a drainage channel on your farm that requires regular maintenance? Ditch the Removal-Fill permit and apply for the notice-based program instead!
Maintenance of drainage channels is critical for much of Oregon agriculture. Certain practices help ensure that aquatic resources are protected during maintenance activities. To reduce regulatory burdens, the Oregon Department of Agriculture and Oregon Department of State Lands recently developed the Agricultural Drainage Channel Maintenance Program (ADCM), a notice-based system that allows agricultural landowners to conduct certain maintenance practices without a Removal-Fill permit from the state. The purpose of this program is to simplify regulatory requirements for routine drainage channel maintenance activities on agricultural properties.
Join Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Department of State Lands, and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to learn about the new program and best practices for agricultural drainage channel maintenance. During this information session, you will learn about:
- The ADCM Program
- What channels qualify for a Notice
- ODA’s Agricultural Water Quality Program (area rules)
- Notice-based Process (distinction between Notice vs Removal-Fill Permit)
- Fish & wildlife habitat considerations
Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District is a non-regulatory organization that can assist you in understanding and complying with relevant regulations. While various state representatives will be leading this information session, their focus is to answer questions and direct folks to program information. We won’t share participant names and registration information so that each participant feels comfortable speaking freely during the session.
This information session will take place on a farm property. Please dress for the weather, anticipate uneven ground and dusty air, and bring a camp chair if desired. Beverages and light snacks will be provided.