Welcome to the Wy'East RC&D Council's Website

What does the word Wy’East mean? 
Wy’East is a Native American word for Mt. Hood.

What is an RC&D Council?

Residents know what is best for their communities. An RC&D's goal is to encourage rural development, ensure natural resource sustainability and foster community growth. The board of directors for each Council is made up of interested city and county commissioners, local business leaders, utility representatives and farmers. Utilization of the resources at hand, both natural and human, is central to the RC&D approach. Many resources are renewable – that is, they continue to replenish themselves if managed properly. Communities can acquire immediate benefits from developing such resources and continue to receive the same or greater benefits year after year by conserving the resources as they develop them. To date, 375 areas across the nation (plus the Caribbean and Pacific Basins) have been designated by the Secretary of Agriculture as RC&D areas. They serve more than 85 percent of U.S. counties and over 80 percent of the U.S. population.

Wy'East's Service Area

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Current News & Events

April 30-May 2, 2014 Welches, OR
OCEAN CONNECT Conference. Oregon Soil and Water Conservation District Employees annual conference. Visit their website to learn more

May 20, 2014 The Dalles, OR

Every year OSU Extension, in partnership with NRCS and sponsored by Wasco Co. SWCD, a spring crop tour is held that caravans around different parts of the county. Participants get a chance to visit with other farmers, discuss crops and issues, see new technologies in action, learn about emerging pest and diseases, and hear about new and ongoing research from Oregon State University researchers. The public is welcomed!

June 27-29, 2014 LaGrande, OR

SolWest Fair for renewable energy will shift sponsorship from EORenew to Oregon Rural Action. Most of the rich and valuable traditions will be retained and the scope will be broadened. SolWest Fair will highlight the “energy for sustainable communities” with three days of workshops, demonstrations, and vendors that focus on renewable energy and sustainability. 

Past News & Events

December 4, 2013 Maupin, OR

The Beef Quality Assurance workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, December 4, the day before the start of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Conference. The BQA is offered from 1 to 4pm at the Community Center in the Maupin City Park (next to the Imperial Lodge). Beef Quality Assurance is a national program designed to provide guidelines for beef cattle production which in turn increase consumer confidence through offering proper management techniques and a commitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry. A $5 fee payable at the door will help cover expenses. The BQA is co-sponsored by the OSU Extension Service and the North Central Livestock Association. Contact 541-565-3230 or 541-296-5494.


December 5-7, 2013 Bend, OR

December 10, 2013 The Dalles, OR

Beef Industry Tour  at The Shilo Inn 3223 Bret Clodfelter Way 1:00 to 4:30 pm co-sponsored by the OSU Extension Service and the North Central Livestock Association. Pre-register by calling 541-565-321-296-5494 30 or 54

December 10-12, 2013 Bend, OR

Oregon Farm Bureau Annual Meeting. At the 2013 OFB Annual Meeting representatives from all county Farm Bureaus will meet to determine OFB’s political goals for the coming year, vote upon OFB officer positions, receive state and federal legislative updates, attend workshops and enjoy the company of their extended Farm Bureau family. Event contact is Tiffany Niño at 503-399-1701, ext 301tiffany@oregonfb.org

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