UPDATE! Oregon Training on Farm Planning for Climate Resilience

by Cathy McQueeney

Conservation staff are invited to attend Train the Trainer: Farm Planning for Climate Resilience for Oregon Agricultural Professionals on November 2-4, 2021. Virtual sessions will be held from 10:00 a.m.-noon and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. each day. An agenda will be forthcoming. Farm Planning for Climate Resilience:  An Oregon Train the Trainer Program November 2-4, 2021 10:00 a.m.-noon and 1:00-3:00 p.m. each day  […]


Save the Date! Oregon Training on Farm Planning for Climate Resilience

by Cathy McQueeney

Conservation staff are invited to attend Train the Trainer: Farm Planning for Climate Resilience for Oregon Agricultural Professionals on November 2-4, 2021. Virtual sessions will be held from 10:00 a.m.-noon and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. each day. An agenda will be forthcoming. You can find additional information about this training at Oregon Climate and Agriculture Network (ORCAN). Thanks to input from over 100 […]


Feedback needed: Train the Trainer event focusing on Farm Planning for Climate Resilience

by Jeremy Baker

Later on this year, Oregon agricultural professionals throughout the state are invited to attend a Train the Trainer event focusing on Farm Planning for Climate Resilience. The goal is to provide training for Oregon agricultural professionals to advance knowledge of farm-based solutions for climate resilience that reduce vulnerability to extreme weather events, increase efficiency, store more carbon in the soil and ultimately […]


Employment Opportunity: Administrative Support Contractor

by Cathy McQueeney

This position is closed. OCEAN is hiring an Administrative Support Contractor. Applications are due March 17, 2021 by 4:00 p.m. PST. The Oregon Conservation Education & Assistance Network (OCEAN) is seeking a motivated, professional Administrative Support Contractor.  The selected candidate will facilitate organizational tasks, coordinate meetings of the Board of Directors and Committees, project support, assist with conference preparation, website management, management […]


Employment Opportunity: Deliverables Contractor

by Cathy McQueeney

Oregonm Conservation Education and Assistance Network

This position is closed. OCEAN is hiring a Deliverables Contractor. Applications are due March 17, 2021 by 4:00 p.m. PST. The Oregon Conservation Education & Assistance Network (OCEAN) is seeking a motivated, professional Deliverables Contractor (DC) to be the face or our organization who will help develop, coordinate, and provide trainings for Federal planning certification to Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) […]


OCEAN Receives $500,000 NRCS Grant Award

by Cathy McQueeney

This month, the Oregon Conservation and Assistance Network (OCEAN) received a $500,000 grant from the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS).  This award allows OCEAN to aid Conservation Districts in delivering Farm Bill program activities in their communities through coordination and training.  NRCS benefits by OCEAN facilitating more efficient partnerships with Conservation Districts in Farm Bill Conservation Program delivery. According to OCEAN president, […]


Reminder of October 15 Oregon Conservation Partnership Webinar

by Jason Faucera

Please join districts, councils and land trusts to hear Irma Lagomarsino, Senior Policy Advisor at NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region, talk about new “Safe Harbor agreements” for landowners for protection of anadromous fish habitat (salmon species), a new Oregon program. Safe Harbor agreements protect landowners form take under the Endangered Species Act. Irma developed the program, the first in the US for […]


Oregon’s 100 Year Water Vision New Content

by Jeremy Baker

As many of you know, various state agencies recently finished an extensive outreach and engagement process to gather feedback on Oregon’s 100-Year Water Vision. After traveling across the state to hear from Oregonians, several teams worked to process and summarize nearly 4,000 individual comments about the Water Vision. Using this feedback, OWEB has updated the 100-Year Water Vision and provided a slate […]


CONNECT 2020 Early Bird Registration Closes February 6th

by Jason Faucera

Here’s a quick reminder that CONNECT 2020 conference registration is underway and that the “early bird” registration will end at close of business on February 6th. After that, cost for registration will increase to $350. If you are planning to attend this year, and we hope you are, please follow the link below and get registered! Once on the link review a […]


Final Report from Riparian Practitioner Session at CONNECT 2018

by Jason Faucera

Riparian Session at CONNECT 2018

Several partners including OCEAN, Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB), Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), and Oregon State University Extension worked to develop a full day riparian practitioner session with the generous support of the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF). The day, which was a continuation of riparian discussions the year prior, brought practitioners together for training and […]