Conference Agenda

Monday September 17Three Rivers Convention Center

  • 9:00 – 4:00 – WACD Board Meeting
  • 9:00 – 4:00 – NACD Tribal RPG Meeting
  • 12:00 – 1:00 – Joint Lunch
  • 1:00 – 4:00 – NRCS State Conservationists Meeting
  • 5:00 – 7:00 – Dinner on your own
  • 7:00 – ??? – Hospitality Room

Tuesday, September 18 – Three Rivers Convention Center

  • Hotel Breakfast on your own
  • 9:00 – 11:45 – NACD Session and Panel Discussion:

A panel on state conservation agency support for conservation districts and their state associations. The panel will include representatives from WA, ID, NM, and AZ. Panel participants will discuss challenges and opportunities around the distinct state models, as well as how state conservation partnerships work with NRCS to increase conservation on-the-ground.

  • 12:30 – 1:30 – Joint Lunch with invited Keynote Speaker Congressman Dan Newhouse
  • 1:45 – 3:30 – NACD Southwest Region Meeting
  • 1:45 – 3:30 – NACD Pacific Region Meeting
  • 3:45 – 5:00 NACD Joint Region Meeting
  • 5:30 – 8:00 Reception with Auction (we challenge each state and territory to bring at least two items)
  • 8:00 – ??? Hospitality Room

Wednesday, September 19 – Joint NACD/ WACD/ WSCC Tour

  • Hotel Breakfast on your own
  • 8:00 – Bus leaves for Barker Ranch
  • 8:30 – 12:00 – Barker Ranch Tour

Tour will feature various speakers during the course of the day: NACD President-Elect Tim Palmer, NACD 2nd VP Michael Crowder, Retired CEO of Energy NW Vic Parrish, Director of Office of Columbia River Tom Tebb, WSCC Executive Director Mark Clark, WA NRCS State Conservationist Roylene Rides at the Door, Sec./Treasurer for the National Association of Wheat Growers Nicole Berg, and others.

  • 12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch
  • 12:45 – 1:15 – WSDA Director Derek Sandison
  • 1:30 – Bus leaves
  • 1:45 – 4:00 – Red Mountain Vineyard and Wine Tasting
  • 4:00 – Bus leaves for hotel
  • Dinner on your own

Thursday September 20 – WSCC Meeting at Barker Ranch

  • 8:30 – 3:00 – Washington State Conservation Commission Meeting