Pacific Region

Alaska, American Samoa, California, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Republic of Palau, Washington

NCDEA Region Director(s)

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Vicki Carter Alternate Regional Director Pacific WA
Tom Salzer Regional Director Pacific OR Bio

Latest news

Library to host ‘Science on the Palouse’ presentation

WASHINGTON, Whitman CD – “Multifunctional Landscape: Creating Beneficial Habitats” will be the focus of February’s “Science on the Palouse” presentation …

Job: Resource Specialist – Lake Whatcom Homeowner Incentive Program Project Coordinator

Job: Resource Specialist – Lake Whatcom Homeowner Incentive Program Project Coordinator

WASHINGTON, Whatcom CD – Whatcom Conservation District is partnering with Whatcom County and the City of Bellingham to offer the …

Job: Natural Resource Planner Job Opening

WASHINGTON, Okanogan CD – The Okanogan Conservation District is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill a Natural Resource Planner …

Jobs: NR Planner and Conservation Program Specialist

WASHINGTON, Whidbey Island CD – Whidbey Island Conservation District is accepting applications for two full-time, non-exempt salaried, & benefited positions: Natural Resource …

Full Time Position: Water Quality Program Coordinator | San Mateo County RCD

Full Time Position: Water Quality Program Coordinator | San Mateo County RCD

We are looking for a new team member to help identify sources of local water pollution and implement solutions to …

District invasive weed program coordinator to talk about invasive weed management

District invasive weed program coordinator to talk about invasive weed management

OREGON, Tillamook SWCD – On Feb. 14, the Lower Nehalem Watershed Council hosts Troy Abercrombie for his talk “A Marginally …

Community gardening has increased sevenfold in Spokane area

Community gardening has increased sevenfold in Spokane area

WASHINGTON, Spokane CD – When Patricia Munts, small farms and agriculture coordinator at Washington State University Spokane County Extension, began …

Resource Conservation District leads community collaboration to restore Lions Lake at Nevada County Fairgrounds

Resource Conservation District leads community collaboration to restore Lions Lake at Nevada County Fairgrounds

CALIFORNIA, Nevada County RCD – What’s old yet newer than it’s ever been? That would be Lions Lake at the …

New “Living With Fire” Website Packed With Info

CALIFORNIA, Tahoe RCD – Tahoe Resource Conservation District and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension have redesigned and updated the Tahoe …

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Director’s Message

Tom Salzer2018 was a tremendous year for NCDEA and members!

For the first time in several years, every region is represented by a regional director.  This is vitally important as it facilitates the exchange of information between conservation district professionals and their association.  Some regions (like the Pacific Region) have a director and an alternate director.  This helps provide resiliency as we continue to expand the service and engagement we provide to and for members.

NCDEA also updated the association bylaws to make it abundantly clear that all conservation district employees are members of NCDEA, whether they work for a state-authorized conservation district or for a tribal conservation district.  All of us are working to help address natural resource concerns, and those issues rarely follow political boundaries.  We are in this together.

I’ve already hinted at what being a director means.  As your Pacific Region director for the National Conservation District Employees Association, I serve as the primary interface between conservation district professionals and their national association.  Through my role, I help inform deliberations on national policies and programs affecting conservation districts and the landowners we serve. Being a director also allows me to relay essential information from the national level to the states in my region.

Every conservation district employee in the United States and territories is a member of NCDEA. Our 7,000 members bring a vital component to the table in regional and national discussions.

On behalf of NCDEA, I appreciate your interest in the impact of the association on the national level and hope that you’ll become more engaged as we work together to make sure the needs of our local communities are met by conservation programs and services.

Contact the Pacific Region Director


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