Category: Partners

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 […]

Wasco, Sherman districts win recognition

OREGON, Wasco SWCD, Sherman SWCD – The Wasco and Sherman Soil and Water Conservation Districts USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service received the District Partnership Award, and Chase Schultz from the Wheeler Soil and Water Conservation District received the District Employee Partnership Award, at the 2019 CONNECT conference hosted […]

Summer Meeting – NACD

Save the Date: The 2019 NACD Summer Conservation Forum and Tour will be held in Santa Fe, N.M., Aug. 2 – 6, 2019 at the Drury Plaza Hotel in conjunction with the Southwest and Pacific Regions Meeting. 828 Paseo De Peralta Santa Fe, NM 87501 (505) 424-2175 Check […]

State Issues Nearly $2 Million in Grants to Build Local Capacity to Protect and Restore State Forests

CALIFORNIA – Eight organizations have received $1.85 million in grants to hire watershed coordinators who will build local capacity to improve forest health, the Department of Conservation (DOC) announced today. “Healthy forests are essential to reduce catastrophic wildfires, supply clean water, and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” DOC […]

Judge denies claim by former Thurston conservation supervisors

WASHINGTON, Thurston CD – A federal judge dismissed a claim Friday by two farmers who allege the Washington State Conservation Commission violated their constitutional rights, likely sending to state court the dispute over their ouster as Thurston Conservation District supervisors…The conservation commission voted Johnson and Mankamyer off the […]