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Tom

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.

Job: Operations Specialist in Spokane CD

WASHINGTON, Spokane CD — The Operations Specialist (OS) is under the guidance of the Director and reports to the District Operations Manager. The primary focus of the OS will be processing employee payroll, related benefit payments and preparing grant vouchers. The OS is also involved with activities such […]

Presentation: Shared Space Initiative

OREGON, Benton SWCD — Yesterday, Holly Crosson of Benton SWCD (Corvallis, Oregon) presented an idea on sharing space to the conservation commissions from Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. What is a shared space center? It is a physical place (usually a building or campus) where mission-driven organizations intentionally share […]

Presentation: NCDEA’s Strategic Priorities

NCDEA Pacific Region Representative Tom Salzer gave this presentation to the conservation commissions from Idaho, Oregon, and Washington on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.  Those commissions meet together from time to time to discuss their programs and explore opportunities to leverage the work each is doing. The presentation as […]

Job: Farm and Forest Natural Resource Specialist with Whidbey Island Conservation District

WASHINGTON, Whidbey Island CD — The Whidbey Island Conservation District is accepting applications for a full-time, non-exempt position of ​Farm and Forest Natural Resource Specialist. ​This non-exempt regular position is located in Coupeville, Washington, and provides technical services to farmers and landowners to improve natural resource stewardship and […]

Salmon and dams can co-exist

WASHINGTON, Benton CD — Rachel Little, Biologist and Outreach Coordinator for 15 years for Benton Conservation District, talks about salmon and dams. “Opponents of the Snake and Columbia River dams call for the removal of the dams in order to save salmon and restore their natural habitat; while […]