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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.

The 2019 North Central and Northern Plains Regional Leadership Conference is Open to All Conservation District Employees

Registration is open! The National Conservation District Employees Association is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2019 North Central/Northern Plains Regional Leadership Conference August 13-14 at the Ramkota Hotel in lovely Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We will be hosting two days of networking and professional […]

Crews clean up Garrison Creek

WASHINGTON, Walla Walla County CD – The Walla Walla County Conservation District and Washington Conservation Corps recently cleared trash, sediment, blackberry brambles and reed canary grass near Garrison and Pioneer middle schools, said Lynda Oosterhuis, county Conservation District resource technician. The Wildhorse Foundation, a community benefit fund established […]

‘Soil Your Undies’ deemed a success

OREGON, Clackamas SWCD – Last summer Clackamas Soil and Conservation District began a campaign to persuade landowners to “soil their undies” in an effort to determine the health of the soil in their garden. According to Lisa Kilders, education and outreach program manager, “Being the first year for […]

Washington conservation commission calls meeting on elections

WASHINGTON – The Washington State Conservation Commission will review how conservation district supervisors are elected in response to concerns about unaccountable special-purpose districts. The state auditor in May identified 35 irrigation, weed control, water and sewer, fire and cemetery districts that are “unauditable” because of poor or nonexistent […]