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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.

Letter: Fund our conservation district

NCDEA Pacific Region Representation — I support the Clark Conservation District’s request for funding. Conservation districts work with landowners who want and need help with natural-resource issues. The help that districts provide is voluntary and nonregulatory; we work with people who want to work with us. For most […]

Job: Communications and Outreach Specialist in Spokane, WA

UPDATE September 4, 2018: This position has been filled. WASHINGTON, Spokane CD — This position is responsible for marketing and communications activities including special events and internal communications with staff and board.  The person occupying this position must perform routine duties with limited supervision and according to standard […]

Keeping Lake Tahoe clean with bottom barriers

CALIFORNIA, Tahoe RCD — The Tahoe Resource Conservation District is partnering with The Tahoe Fund and Tahoe Water Suppliers Association to control invasive aquatic weeds. “What we are trying to do today is to kill these little aquatic invasive species here,” said Nicole Cartwright, Executive Director at Tahoe […]

Whatcom CD employee assists in fish rescue

WASHINGTON, Whatcom CD — With fish in trouble due to lack of stream flow, the agricultural community worked alongside the conservation and environmental community to help relocate the fish where water was still free flowing. Aneka Sweeney with Whatcom Conservation District joined crews from @Whatcomctygov and @CityofBhamWA to […]

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 […]