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

3 Oregon Soil and Water Conservation Districts earn statewide recognition for outstanding service

3 Oregon Soil and Water Conservation Districts earn statewide recognition for outstanding service

This year, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recognized two Oregon SWCDs and one SWCD employee who have done …

Supes to appoint Climate Action committee Tuesday

Supes to appoint Climate Action committee Tuesday

CALIFORNIA, Mendocino County RCD – At its next meeting Tuesday, the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors will consider approving a …

Removing the plants that clog the Salinas River

Removing the plants that clog the Salinas River

CALIFORNIA, RCD of Monterey County – The tall, bamboo-like plants clustered in dense thickets along sections of the Salinas River …

Conservation district to pursue tax request

Conservation district to pursue tax request

WASHINGTON, Skagit CD – The Skagit Conservation District plans to pursue a tax request to help pay for the district’s …

Water violation fines fund several conservation district projects

Water violation fines fund several conservation district projects

WASHINGTON – Fines paid for water quality violations in Washington in the last few years will fund $331,000 in projects …

Vets on the Farm expands beyond Spokane County

Vets on the Farm expands beyond Spokane County

WASHINGTON, Spokane CD – Since the Spokane Conservation District founded the Vets on the Farm program in Spokane County in …

Clallam Conservation District eyes rates and charges

WASHINGTON, Clallam CD – The Clallam Conservation District is looking to implement rates and charges to property owners as it …

Conservation districts honor two for service

Conservation districts honor two for service

IDAHO, East Cassia SWCD, West Cassia SWCD – East Cassia Soil & Water Conservation District honored Connor White for his …

Skagit Conservation District selected for state grant

Skagit Conservation District selected for state grant

WASHINGTON, Skagit CD – Fines paid for water quality violations in Washington in the last few years will fund a …

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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.

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