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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, I provided an NCDEA report to attendees at the NACD Pacific Region meeting in Tucson, Arizona. For those who could not attend, the presentation I prepared is shared below.
Recently, a small group of conservation district employees collaborated on standardizing – or “federating” – hashtags for use in social media posts. We present the result of this collaboration as an in-progress update. Suggestions to improve the concept and recommended hashtags will be welcome! Download the document in PDF […]
The Oregon Soil and Water Conservation Commission is composed of soil and water conservation district board directors. Sharing information about the National Conservation District Employees Association looked like a good way to create more awareness of NCDEA.
We help the people we are comfortable with I recall a conservation district where several years ago I was facilitating the latest iteration of their long-range plan. Their operating paradigm for years had been tightly focused on livestock exclusion fencing. “If it’s not fencing, we don’t do […]
In my work managing a soil and water conservation district and representing the Pacific Region of NCDEA, I get a lot of time behind the wheel of my car. That is thinking time, and most recently, I’ve been thinking about how we engage our customers.