WASHINGTON, Spokane CD – Spokane County property owners will soon see a $5 increase in conservation district fees, after the Spokane County Commissioners voted Tuesday to increase the tax for the first time in 21 years. Most Spokane County residents who pay property taxes have long paid a […]
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.
OREGON, Marion SWCD – After 60 days in the ground, not much remained of the white cotton underwear buried by Gayle Goschie at her family’s farm in Silverton, Ore. Goschie, who grows 500 acres of hops and 150 acres of wine grapes in the Mid-Willamette Valley, was one […]
OREGON, Calapooia Watershed Council – The Calapooia Watershed Council (CWC) seeks an energetic, passionate individual to serve as an Outdoor School (ODS) Coordinator. The Coordinator will work closely with teachers and school district employees to lead the Outdoor School programs for the Greater Albany and Central Linn School […]
WASHINGTON, Kitsap CD – The Brian Abbot Fish Barrier Removal Board has awarded some $25 million in grants for removing barriers to Washington’s migrating fish. Roughly $2.5 million will be awarded to Kitsap County and almost $500,000 to the Kitsap Conservation District. “These projects build on previous fish […]
WASHINGTON, King CD – Wildfires are unpredictable, but one community in Redmond is part of a program that teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfires and to take action to prevent losses. “Primarily, it focuses on protection of homes,” said Marth Christensen, who recently assumed the […]
WASHINGTON, Skagit CD – The Skagit Conservation District submitted a tax request Thursday to the Skagit County Board of Commissioners to help pay for the district’s services. The request proposes that property owners pay $5 per parcel, owners of agricultural-natural resources land pay $1 per parcel, and forest […]