Job: District Manager Position

OREGON, Grant SWCD – Grant Soil & Water Conservation District, based in John Day, OR is seeking to fill its District Manager Position.  This leadership position provides managerial, administrative, supervisory, educational, and technical support, on behalf of the District Board of Directors, in carrying out daily business operations […]

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 […]

Invasive Species Program Coordinator

OREGON, Yamhill SWCD – The Invasive Species Program Coordinator (Coordinator) will manage a roadside inventory project and act as the project manager for invasive species projects to control mouse-ear hawkweed, garlic mustard and knotweed in Yamhill County. The position is funded partly through a cooperative agreement with Yamhill […]

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 […]

Conservation Quotes

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Theodore Roosevelt

Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.

Aldo Leopold, 1949

Land, then, is not merely soil; it is a fountain of energy flowing through a circuit of soils, plants, and animals.

Hugh Hammond Bennett

Too many people have lost sight of the fact that productive soil is essential to the production of food.