Palouse Conservation District Job Openings...

Aug 19, 2015 by

The Palouse Conservation District has openings for two positions as follows: The recruitment notices and job descriptions are included here. Conservation Partnership Manager Palouse Basin Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)...

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Okanogan Conservation District Job Openings...

Feb 26, 2015 by

The Okanogan Conservation District has openings for two positions as follows: The recruitment notices and job descriptions are included here. Wildlife Conservation Planner 2015-2-24 Wildlife Conservation Planner Announcement. 2015-2-18 Wildlife Conservation Planner job description Conservation Planner 2015-2-24 Conservation Planner Announcement 2015-2-23 Conservation Planner job...

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In Memoriam – Paul Hinderer, South Douglas Conservation District...

Feb 4, 2015 by

Paul N. Hinderer September 5, 1933 ~ January 30, 2015 Paul N. Hinderer died at home due to ALS in the early morning of January 30, 2015. He was born to Melinda and E.P. Hinderer as an unexpected twin on September 5, 1933, in Waterville, WA. Paul attended school and lived in Waterville his entire life, except for time attending Pacific Lutheran College. Following college, he joined the U.S. Army Reserve and continued farming. Paul and his brothers, Mark and John, purchased their first piece of farm land at age 15, beginning his lifelong love of farming. Paul’s staunch advocacy for sound farming practices, including the construction of countless dams and terraces, was recognized with the 2015 Conservation Farmer of the Year awarded by the South Douglas Conservation District. He was also a lifelong supporter of...

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WACD Hosted Budget Webinar – Video Now Available!...

Jan 14, 2015 by

As we begin the new year and head into the 2015 legislative session, WACD hosted a webinar to provide an opportunity for Conservation Districts to hear from the Washington State Conservation Commission about the details of Governor Inslee’s budget proposal and from us about our plans to prepare and deliver a WACD budget message to legislative decision-makers. We discussed options available, building on the Governor’s budget proposal, and how we can work to retain funding and enhance features of the budget proposal leading up to WACD’s Legislative Days on March 24-25, 2015. For those who were unable to join the webinar, it is now available in a video for you to watch. You will need to copy this link and paste it into a new browser window on your computer to view. https://www.dropbox.com/s/2ynns275xe8h6qe/WACD_All%20District%20Budget%20Update.mp4?n=366865170 For...

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NRCS Seeks Comments on Conservation Stewardship Program Changes – Action By January 5...

Nov 21, 2014 by

As the US Department of Agriculture’s rapid implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill continues, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced proposed changes to the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), one of USDA’s largest conservation programs for working agricultural lands. USDA is seeking public comment on the rule through Jan. 5, 2015. The public comments will be used to finalize the interim final rule. Click on the link below to see a copy of the news release....

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Perpetual Farm Film Available for Free Online Viewing...

Nov 20, 2014 by

The Perpetual Farm film is now available for free viewing online.  Please visit: http://www.agforestry.org/perpetual-farm. The Teacher’s Guide and associated lesson plans, aligned to the Common Core State Standards, are also available for free download.  Finally, you may request your own copy of the film DVD and Teachers Guide from the same website! Based in Washington State, this 30-minute film is about the complexities of agriculture and sustainability, asking hard questions and provoking critical thinking among diverse audiences.  We’ve received some really positive feedback about the film from folks of a variety of political perspectives. The project was developed as part of Washington AgForestry Leadership Foundation’s Class 33....

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