Category: Pacific Director Blog

Reflections on Oregon’s CONNECT 2019 conference

A few weeks ago, I participated in Oregon’s annual statewide conference organized by the Oregon Conservation Education and Assistance Network (OCEAN).  Holding the event in the middle of Oregon probably helped boost the number of attendees to 300 people representing soil and water conservation districts, watershed councils, and […]

Improving interpersonal skills at work

Pacific Region Blog: I’m trying something new at work.  Each quarter, every one of our 16 employees gets a book to read.  Reading the book is entirely, completely voluntary. We have an intranet where we can discuss things, and so far, the books are not generating a lot […]

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 […]

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 […]

Three Partnerships Sharing Technology

CALIFORNIA, OREGON – We all know that partnering with other organizations can create more success than any single organization could achieve.  This is true for three partnerships that are each using the same basic technology to empower their members. Sitka Technology Group is using ProjectFirma software to assist […]

Report from the Pacific Region Representative

1 – NCDEA Meetings The National Conservation District Employees Association (NCDEA) has been very active since the National Association of Conservation District’s (NACD) annual meeting in Nashville at the end of January 2018. (I did not get as much from the Nashville meeting as I had hoped because […]