Wasco, Sherman districts win recognition

OREGON, Wasco SWCD, Sherman SWCD – The Wasco and Sherman Soil and Water Conservation Districts USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service received the District Partnership Award, and Chase Schultz from the Wheeler Soil and Water Conservation District received the District Employee Partnership Award, at the 2019 CONNECT conference hosted […]

Job: District Manager Position

OREGON, Grant SWCD – Grant Soil & Water Conservation District, based in John Day, OR is seeking to fill its District Manager Position.  This leadership position provides managerial, administrative, supervisory, educational, and technical support, on behalf of the District Board of Directors, in carrying out daily business operations […]

Summer Meeting – NACD

Save the Date: The 2019 NACD Summer Conservation Forum and Tour will be held in Santa Fe, N.M., Aug. 2 – 6, 2019 at the Drury Plaza Hotel in conjunction with the Southwest and Pacific Regions Meeting. 828 Paseo De Peralta Santa Fe, NM 87501 (505) 424-2175 Check […]

Invasive Species Program Coordinator

OREGON, Yamhill SWCD – The Invasive Species Program Coordinator (Coordinator) will manage a roadside inventory project and act as the project manager for invasive species projects to control mouse-ear hawkweed, garlic mustard and knotweed in Yamhill County. The position is funded partly through a cooperative agreement with Yamhill […]

Reflections on Oregon’s CONNECT 2019 conference

A few weeks ago, I participated in Oregon’s annual statewide conference organized by the Oregon Conservation Education and Assistance Network (OCEAN).  Holding the event in the middle of Oregon probably helped boost the number of attendees to 300 people representing soil and water conservation districts, watershed councils, and […]

Improving interpersonal skills at work

Pacific Region Blog: I’m trying something new at work.  Each quarter, every one of our 16 employees gets a book to read.  Reading the book is entirely, completely voluntary. We have an intranet where we can discuss things, and so far, the books are not generating a lot […]

Conservation Quotes

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Wendell Berry

Good farmers, who take seriously their duties as stewards of Creation and of their land’s inheritors, contribute to the welfare of society in more ways than society usually acknowledges, or even knows. These farmers produce valuable goods, of course; but they also conserve soil, they conserve water, they conserve wildlife, they conserve open space, they conserve scenery.

Mahatma Gandhi

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.

Brenda Sutton Rose

This land pulses with life. It breathes in me; it breathes around me; it breathes in spite of me. When I walk on this land, I am walking on the heartbeat of the past and the future. And that’s only one of the reasons I am a farmer.