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July 18, 2019by ncdea


WASHINGTON, Thurston CD – The Thurston Conservation District seeks to hire a full-time Executive Director. The Executive Director provides the leadership and vision to implement the mission and values of the District as defined by the Board of Supervisors and coordinates all aspects of the District’s work.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, which incorporate a collaborative style, are essential for managing the organization and advocating and promoting sustainable conservation interests. A keen awareness of organizational, community and political dynamics will also be necessary in this role. Equally important will be sensitivity and empathy for all stakeholders, both large and small, who have a vested interest in the goals of the District.

Solid administration and management skills are necessary to ensure smooth operational continuity within this small, diversified organization. A high level of integrity, honesty, and professionalism are critical core values required in this role.

Source: Career Opportunities



July 16, 2019by ncdea

WASHINGTON, Cascadia CD – The Cascadia Conservation District received a $4,200 grant to help with their “Kids in the Creek and Forest” program. The money is part of the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office “No Child Left Inside” program to get kids outdoors. The CCD says “Kids in the Creek and Forest” provides students an opportunity to connect with nature and professionals in the resource management field through field trips in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan Counties. They host about 300 10th graders each year and 1,500 5th through 8th graders.

Source: Cascadia Conservation District Awarded Grant Money for Forest Program – NewsRadio 560 KPQ



July 15, 2019by ncdea

WASHINGTON, North Yakima CD – Cowiche Creek is a good place to start when it comes to salmon and steelhead success stories in the Yakima Basin.

Fish once eliminated from the small tributary have returned. Obstacles to passage have been removed, and riparian vegetation provides a faster-flowing, cooler path upstream.

While it’s hardly fixed every problem or brought back historic populations, Yakima Basin Fish and Wildlife Recovery Board Executive Director Alex Conley said it’s an example of positive steps in the region.

“What we saw in Cowiche Creek is a lot like what we’ve seen on probably 10 different creeks through the basin,” Conley said. “You could tell a similar story — different in the details, but a similar story for Manastash Creek, for Taneum Creek, for Swauk Creek.”

The North Yakima Conservation District’s Justin Bader kicked things off at what’s called the Cowiche Siphon, at the intersection of the Naches-Cowiche Canal and Cowiche Creek near Powerhouse Road. Bader explained how his organization and the county removed and replaced a concrete siphon so it no longer creates a barrier for juvenile coho and steelhead.

North Yakima Conservation District Manager Michael Tobin said more education is needed to get all stakeholders on board.

“We’re changing a culture of land use along the way,” Tobin said at a stop highlighting a barrier removal on Cowiche Creek near Cowiche. “That’s part of our book on business.”

Source: Projects to help fish: Salmon recovery efforts highlighted in Yakima Basin | Local | yakimaherald.com


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