USDA Soil Conservation Service Photograph Collection, circa 1963-1970 PDF
- United States. Soil Conservation Service
- USDA Soil Conservation Service Photograph Collection
- circa 1963-1970 (inclusive)19631970
- 6 photographic prints (1 folder)
- Collection Number
- Photographs documenting people and events associated with conservation efforts in Washington County, Oregon
- University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open to the public.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
The Soil Conservation Service (SCS), formed in 1935, was an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Its function was to promote and lead efforts to protect against soil and watershed degradation as part of a broader concern for conservation, maintenance and improvement of the nation’s natural resources and environment. The SCS was renamed the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in 1994.
Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) are subdivisions of state governments which work independently or in conjunction with the USDA to promote conservation.
West Coast Tree Farms was a group of privately-held tree farms in Oregon and Washington which worked together to enforce forestry science standards, resource conservation techniques, and which invested heavily in fire prevention equipment. It existed under the auspices of the West Coast Lumbermen’s Association, later known as the West Coast Lumber Inspection Bureau.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The photos document conservation activities primarily in the Tualatin SWCD, which covers Washington County in the northwest portion of Oregon.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.
The required credit line for use of images from Special Collections is: University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, [plus the negative number].
The negative number is provided with the image and is a letter + number combination such as UW13452; Hegg 1234; or NA1275. A typical credit line would be, University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, UW13452.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.
|1||Erosion damage to roadside ditch||1963|
|2||Soil erosion tour showing severe erosion on young orchard||1964|
|3||Soil erosion tour--winter oats cover crop in strawberry fields||1964|
|4||Alfalfa field being cut for green chop feed||1965|
|5||Young couple checking soil conditions on lot in a new subdivision prior to building||1970|
|6||Presentation of West Coast Tree Farms certification||undated|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- Soil erosion--Photographs
- Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)
- Corporate Names :
- United States. Soil Conservation Service (creator)
- Geographical Names :
- Washington County (Or.)--Photographs
- Form or Genre Terms :