CONNECT is an annual training developed by and for conservation districts, land trusts, and watershed councils around the state.

Held in the spring since 2009, and administered by OCEAN since 2012, CONNECT provides training focused on both the technical and administrative aspects of conservation implementation. Classes are developed for rural and urban conservation implementation, managerial and administrative function, and for education and outreach activities, delivering content that is specific and relevant to current conservation issues.

You can prepare for CONNECT 2019 or review material from past events with these links:

CONNECT 2019   |  CONNECT 2018   |   CONNECT 2017   |   CONNECT 2016

CONNECT 2015   |   CONNECT 2014   |   CONNECT 2013   |   CONNECT 2012

Watch this video to see what OCEAN's CONNECT program is about:


OCEAN greatly appreciates the support of its sponsors, who help make CONNECT the most comprehensive and strongly attended technical training for Oregon's conservation districts and watershed councils. Sponsorship enables natural resource vendors and agencies to showcase their goods and services to conservation district and watershed council employees throughout the state. Visit OCEAN's 2019 sponsors on the CONNECT 2019 Sponsors page to learn more about those who show their support for OCEAN and CONNECT.