NACD Conference

We welcome everyone to the 2018 NACD Pacific and Southwest Regional Meeting! While we finish the rest of this page, we want to allow those looking to register for the conference and hotel the opportunity to do so. But come back! As soon as we can, there will be exciting information on the many activities the Tri-Cities have to offer while you’re here.


Conference Registration

The conference registration rate includes all conference meetings, materials and meals for $150.00 per attendee.  The early registration rate is good until September 1st, 2018. Late or on-site registration is $200.00/per attendee. Payment can be made by following the registration link below or by mailing a check to:

WACD Plant Materials Center
c/o Lori McLaughlin
16564 Bradley Road
Bow, WA 98232


Please follow this link to register online


Hotel Registration 

Hotel rooms can be reserved under the room block of “ACDR” for $114.00/per night + tax for single or double occupancy at the Springhill Suites by Marriott / Tri-Cities (7048 W. Grandridge Blvd, Kennewick). You may call (509-820-3026) or go online to make your reservations.  If making reservations online, please click on the reservation link: National Association of Conservation Districts. This special room rate is available until August 17, 2018. At that time, the special rate or room availability can no longer be guaranteed. Attendees are responsible for making their own room reservations.


Travel Arrangements

Alaska, United, and Delta are the recommended airlines for flying into the the Tri-Cities Airport. If you will need transportation from the airport, please check the box when completing your registration and Ryan Baye will be in touch. If you are driving in, parking is complimentary.


Conference Highlights

Sept 17 – Travel day to Kennewick, WA
Afternoon meetings for NRCS State Conservationists; WACD Board of Directors; and Tribal RPG.

Sept 18 – Meetings at the Three Rivers Convention Center
Morning panel discussion on state funding model for districts, successes and challenges; lunch with keynote speaker; afternoon Southwest and Pacific Regional meetings; Joint meeting; and social mixer and auction

Sept 19 – Tour of the Barker Ranch (Michael Crowder’s place)
Meet with local elected officials, tribal leadership, and Washington conservation partnership; program to include geological history, the Kennewick Man, Hanford nuclear facility, and tour of Barker Ranch conservation practices; lunch BBQ; and afternoon wine tour and tasting.

Sept 20– Depart for home
(Or stay for the Washington Conservation Commission meeting)