About NCDEA

Information about the National Conservation District Employees Association

We build capacity to improve the conservation delivery system


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The National Conservation District Employees Association builds bridges to assist the more than 7,000 conservation district professionals who implement conservation programs in their local communities.

We bring the knowledge and experience of conservation district employees to many partnership committees and to discussions about programs, policies, and procedures with various state and federal officials.


We work with partners to achieve our mission



We coordinate with like-minded partners to achieve our mission. NCDEA is a core member of the National Conservation Partnership and National Conservation Planning Partnership.


We recognize excellence

Rick Mickowski posing with award

NCDEA recognizes exemplary conservation district employees and conservation district board members, and we offer a competitive scholarship to members and their families.

Every one of the more than 7,000 conservation district employees across the United States and territories is a member of NCDEA.

John Peterson holds his award

We maintain a strong, effective association

Our activities are organized and governed by a board of directors with representatives from all regions of the country.

All of our directors are active in various association committees to help us continue to achieve our goals.

Regional directors around the country maintain regular contact with conservation district employees.


2018 NCDEA Board of Directors
2018 NCDEA Board of Directors

2018 NCDEA Board Photo – NACD Mtg


NCDEA board members cover every region of the entire country

Dots show where our officers and directors are located.

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NCDEA President Rhonda Kelsch participated this morning on a Partner Panel with leadership from the National Conservation Partnership organizations of National Association of Conservation Districts, National Association of RC&D Councils, USDA-NRCS, and the National Association of State Conservation Agencies (NASCA), at the 2019 NASCA / National Watershed Coalition's Conservation Conference in Lexington, KY. #CDEmployeesAtWork ...

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So many of you are deserving of this national recognition! We hope that you'll submit a nomination!Every year, the National Conservation Planning Partnership (NCPP) recognizes a producer and conservation planner for their commitment to conservation with the Hugh Hammond Bennett Award for Conservation Excellence. These awards are presented during the National Association of Conservation Districts’ (NACD) Appreciation Banquet at the NACD Annual Meeting.

Nominations for the 2019 awards are due tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 1. Please visit NACD's website to learn more about the awards and how to apply.
www.nacdnet.org/membership-resources/nacd-awards/
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