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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 Amazing Ability of Pasture Grass to Sequester Carbon

CALIFORNIA – “We completed our Carbon Farm Plan in January 2016,” Chamberlin said, “with a great network and team of people from the CEC, the Cachuma Resource Conservation District, the county Air Pollution Control District, the Agricultural Commissioner’s Office, UCSB, [UC] Berkeley, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), […]

Yakima’s Heirloom Seed Lending Library

WASHINGTON – The original idea to start a seed library came from another Master Gardener, Diana Pieti and in 2014, Yakima Master Gardeners and the North Yakima Conservation District partnered to provide land, water, and start-up funds for a vegetable garden of open pollinated and heirloom varieties…

California District Brings Fresh Veggies to Low-Income Communities – NACD

CALIFORNIA – In 2017, the Inland Empire Resource Conservation District (IERCD) located in Southern California was awarded funding through the National Association of Conservation Districts’ (NACD) Urban Agriculture Conservation (UAC) Initiative to develop a community supported agriculture (CSA) program. Source: California District Brings Fresh Veggies to Low-Income Communities […]