Job: Natural Resource Planner

WASHINGTON, Okanogan CD – The Okanogan Conservation District is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill a Natural Resource Planner position to help address our significant workload. The incumbent in this position will work closely with local landowners, coworkers, conservation partners, and others to develop and implement voluntary conservation […]

Jobs: Natural Resource Planner and Conservation Program Support Specialist

WASHINGTON, Whidbey Island CD – Whidbey Island Conservation District is accepting applications for two full-time, non-exempt salaried, & benefited positions: Natural Resource Planner and Conservation Program Support Specialist. The Natural Resource Planner is a full-time, non-exempt, salaried, benefitted position that reports directly to the District Manager. Individual must be able to build and […]

New website and network for NCDEA

We Make Conservation Better The new website for the National Conservation District Employees Association boldly states we make conservation better.  How?  Through collaboration, communication, and championing local conservation. NCDEA’s new website at https://ncdea.us was developed to help inform people about what NCDEA is and what it does. Partnerships […]

Deadline extended for multiple FSA farm programs

On December 22, 2018, federal funding expired which caused many federal offices to close.  FSA County Offices remained open through December 28, 2018. On January 22, 2019, USDA announced that FSA offices nationwide would reopen to provide additional administrative services to farmers and ranchers during the lapse in […]

Hawaii winners of annual poster contest

HAWAII, East and West Kauai SWCD – J.W. Nelson of the Hawaii Association of Conservation Districts, Jenni Scotti of the East and West Kauai Soil and Water Conservation District, and Peter Tausend of the East and West Kauai Soil and Water Conservation District, present the winners of the […]

2018 Farm Bill Breakdown: EQIP – NACD

Now that President Donald Trump has signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law, NACD’s Government Affairs Team will be releasing a series of blog posts to break down the bill in more detail with the expected changes folks can expect on the ground as USDA works to implement […]

District employees: Communicate and collaborate through the NCDEA Network

On behalf of the National Conservation District Employees Association, I’m pleased to announce the availability of a national communication network for conservation district employees.  The NCDEA Network is open to all employees of state-authorized conservation districts and tribal conservation districts. Join here: https://groups.io/g/ncdea The easy-to-remember link to reach […]

Conservation Quotes

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Unknown

Man, despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication and his many accomplishments, owes his existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.

Wendell Berry

The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.

Charles E. Kellogg, 1938

Essentially, all life depends upon the soil … There can be no life without soil and no soil without life; they have evolved together.