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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.

CreekSpeak examines Giant Reed in area waterways

CALIFORNIA, Yolo County RCD — CreekSpeak, Putah Creek Council’s six-month series of community talks about the nature, culture, and history of our region, dives into local plant issues on Thursday…with “Giant Reed: A Growing Problem in Our Creeks.”  Yolo County Resource Conservation District Executive Director Heather Nichols and […]

An introduction to agriculture

OREGON, Malheur County SWCD — “We’re hoping to give kids an introduction to agriculture, to make it familiar,” Shock said.  But part of what the Experiment Station Field Day was trying to achieve with the youth that visited was in helping shape a better-educated populace, Shock said. Vendors […]

Washington AgForestry Foundation seeks more farmers

WASHINGTON, Franklin CD — Kara Kaelber says she hopes to draw more farmers to take part in the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation’s leadership program. Kaelber joins the foundation July 23 as the part-time program manager. She will continue her work as education director at the Franklin […]

NACD Grant: GRACE Project Supports Food Banks

WASHINGTON, Kitsap CD — In July 2017, the Kitsap Conservation District was awarded a $50,000 grant to grow technical assistance capacity for urban agriculture conservation projects. The awarded idea was the GRACE Project (Gardening for Restoration and Conservation Education), a community garden demonstrating best practices for urban agriculture […]

Clark CD is a Resource Worth Saving

WASHINGTON, Clark CD — As representatives of the Clark Conservation District prepare for a public hearing tonight, we hope that county councilors will be paying attention…The district has admirably served residents for more than 70 years, providing instruction and equipment that enhances land use throughout the area. From […]