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Member and partner content moving to the Hub

We are moving! WACD recently surveyed members about our weekly "5 Things" newsletter and the responses were clear: make it shorter and make it longer. This presented WACD with a conundrum. How could we satisfy the group asking for more brevity and the group asking for us to continue, and even increase, the amount of… Continue reading →

Revised dates for WACD Legislative Week

Yesterday, we announced to conservation district board chairs and managers that WACD’s Legislative Week will be delayed. The new Legislative Week is Wednesday to Wednesday, March 10-17, 2021. For whatever reasons, we recently learned that few conservation districts had scheduled meetings with legislators for next week (the previously announced time for Legislative Week). One significant… Continue reading →

NACD seeks Southwest Region Representative

NACD’s Southwest Region Representative is responsible for providing assistance to the association’s member conservation districts and NACD Board of Directors to advance conservation, resource development and to assist in the implementation of the association’s policies related to the Southwest Region (AZ, CO, NM, NV, UT, WY). This is a service-oriented position with focus on creating… Continue reading →

Whatcom CD seeks a motivational leader

District Manager (full-time, salaried) The Whatcom Conservation District seeks to hire a motivational leader to support a strong team of dedicated professionals in fulfilling the mission and vision of the District. The District Manager position is responsible for the overall fiscal and strategic management of the organization with direction from the Board of Supervisors. The District… Continue reading →

Thurston CD is recruiting for a District Engineer

Thurston Conservation District seeks a dynamic, creative, and critical thinker with experience engineering conservation projects and working with diverse communities to join our collaborative team in a fast-paced, hands-on and rewarding work environment. The Thurston CD folks write: POSITION SUMMARY To implement natural resource management practices on private and public property, this position involves multi-faceted… Continue reading →

Plant Materials Center update: January 28, 2021

COVID-19 Update All COVID protocols continue. They have become an important part of the routine around here. Everyone remains healthy due in part to everyone’s vigilance at work and home. There is one person on the crew who is currently under quarantine due to a family member that tested positive. Skagit County reported 24 new… Continue reading →

Results of the 5 Things newsletter survey

Thank you to those who took the time to provide feedback to us regarding WACD's weekly 5 Things newsletter. We conclude that the majority of respondents appreciate the opening list of 5 things in the newsletter and that the preferred frequency is weekly. Individual comments were very helpful. Several people expressed a desire for more… Continue reading →

Masks now required in USDA workspaces

On January 20th, the President issued an Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing: This means that any conservation district employee located in a USDA workspace must now wear a mask throughout their entire time in that space, from when they enter to when they leave. Additional USDA-wide guidance on a… Continue reading →

Benton SWCD (Oregon) seeks a Natural Resource Conservation Program Manager

The Benton Soil and Water Conservation District (Corvallis, Oregon) is hiring a full-time Natural Resource Conservation Program Manager.  Please follow the link to view the announcement, job description, and application details on their website: Recruitment Timeline (approximate) Position announced: January 25, 2021 First round of job applications accepted until 4 PM on February 15,… Continue reading →

Columbia CD seeks full-time Financial Manager

Columbia Conservation District is hiring a Full-Time Financial Manager.  Position responsibility includes governmental and grant management, higher level HR functions and required reporting. Compensation depends on qualifications and experience. Benefits include paid holidays; annual and sick leave; employer retirement contributions into state PERS; and a medical allowance. Interested persons should submit an application packet containing… Continue reading →

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