Benton County Rural Living Handbook

Benton SWCD is happy to provide you with this practical and easy to use guide to the rural lifestyle for new and prospective rural property owners. Topics range from being neighborly to pasture management. You can view, print or even purchase the Handbook.

Read the Handbook.

Horizons Newsletter

Horizons is our newsletter. We publish two hard copies and four e-newsletters annually.

Read Horizons!

Making Ripples Newsletter for Educators

The Making Ripples Education Newsletters are designed to help educators teach students about the environment and conservation.

Make some ripples!


We have an assortment of brochures to inform you on topics from urban creeks to vermicompost!

Peruse our brochures.

Water-efficient Plants of the Willamette Valley

This publication will help you conserve water in your landscape by using native and drought tolerant plants.

Find out more!

The Oregon Rain Garden Guide

A Step-by-Step Guide to Landscaping for Clean Water and Healthy Streams, created by Oregon Sea Grant Extension, Oregon State University.

More about the guide.