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 […]
Tom has worked with conservation districts since 1992, managing district operations and providing statewide help on governance, technology, and accountability issues. He has been a board director of a state association of conservation districts and the president of a statewide employee's association. Tom is the General Manager for the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District.
This year, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recognized two Oregon SWCDs and one SWCD employee who have done exceptional work throughout 2018 to help NRCS implement Farm Bill financial assistance programs across the state and perform conservation education and outreach. The Wasco SWCD and Sherman SWCD […]
State Issues Nearly $2 Million in Grants to Build Local Capacity to Protect and Restore State Forests
CALIFORNIA – Eight organizations have received $1.85 million in grants to hire watershed coordinators who will build local capacity to improve forest health, the Department of Conservation (DOC) announced today. “Healthy forests are essential to reduce catastrophic wildfires, supply clean water, and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” DOC […]
WASHINGTON, Stevens County CD, Grant County CD, Whitman CD – The Stevens County Conservation District was awarded $45,000 to improve water quality in North Deep Creek. The Grant County Conservation District will receive $16,000 to remove invasive carp in Moses Lake. And the Whitman Conservation District will get […]
WASHINGTON, Skagit CD – Fines paid for water quality violations in Washington in the last few years will fund a project on the Skagit River. The Washington Department of Ecology considered 32 grant requests from local governments, utility districts and fisheries enhancement groups across the state, but only […]
CALIFORNIA – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Robbins as the new district conservationist at the NRCS field office in Auburn, California, which serves all of Placer County. Robbins has been with the NRCS for 5 years. He started working […]