Request for Proposals for CONNECT 2018 Conference Planning Services

by Jason Faucera

Oregonm Conservation Education and Assistance Network

Oregon Conservation Education and Assistance Network will enter into a contract to plan and coordinate the CONNECT 2018 conference on behalf of the Oregon Conservation Partnership (OrCP). The selected contractor will work with the Conference Executive Committee in the execution of all aspects of CONNECT 2018, including concept development, planning, event coordination and logistics management prior to and during the event, budget […]


Register Now for CONNECT 2017

by Jason Faucera

CONNECT 2017

CONNECT registration is now open. Please visit the CONNECT 2017 home page where you will find updated registration information, event schedules and other important information. We are excited to be offering attendance to not only district and council employees, but board members, agencies and partners of Districts, Councils, and Land Trusts across the state. This will be the only conference offered jointly […]


Announcing CONNECT 2017

by Jason Faucera

CONNECT 2017

May 2-4, 2017 Pendleton Convention Center Pendleton, Oregon OCEAN, NOWC, OACD and COLT are excited to announce our upcoming joint conference: Prepare for a conference of exceptional training and networking in beautiful Eastern Oregon. CONNECT is an annual training developed by and for conservation professionals, board members, and stakeholders throughout Oregon. Held in the spring since 2009, CONNECT provides training and networking […]


OCEAN New Employee Handbook Available for Download

by Jason Faucera

OCEAN New Employee Handbook Cover

Over the past year, OCEAN has been developing a handbook for new employees that helps acclimate them to the unique role that conservation districts play within the conservation and natural resources community. The handbook provides an overview of statewide district programs and their purposes as units of local government, explains that each district has a unique natural resource base with a distinct […]


CONNECT 2016 – People Are Our Greatest Resource

by Jason Faucera

CONNECT 2016

CONNECT has hit it’s stride in the past few years, making the success of this year’s conference less of a surprise and more of an expectation for regular attendees. I am continually amazed at how our planning team always seems to pull together fantastic resources and speakers, and at how prepared we are to handle the logistic issues that always arise when […]


Future CONNECT and Conservation Gathering Conference Scheduling

by Jason Faucera

Oregon Conservation Partnership

The 2015 Gathering for Conservation conference hosted by the Network and OACD was well attended and well regarded. Similarly, CONNECT has been going strong since 2009, and has become a great event for district and council staff who want to focus on technical training. Both CONNECT and The Gathering have received overwhelmingly positive feedback along with suggestions for improvement. One frequent question […]


CONNECT 2016 is Open for Registration

by Jason Faucera

CONNECT 2016

Planning for CONNECT 2016 is wrapping up and we are excited to invite District and Council employees to Salshan Resort on the Oregon Coast for another great year of learning and networking. We are able to offer Full Registration again this year for $400 a person, which includes 2 nights lodging, meals, snacks, tuition, and materials. Registration materials can be found at […]


NRCS Releases Native Seed Manual for Pacific Northwest Species

by Jason Faucera

NRCS Seed Manual

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced the release of a publication called the Native Seed Production Manual for the Pacific Northwest. Click to see the full release on the Oregon NRCS website. Here’s an excerpt of the full release: “The Native Seed Production Manual for the Pacific Northwest contains detailed, species-specific information for 17 grasses, 60 forbs, and 7 sedges […]


Network of Oregon Watershed Councils Seeks Executive Director

by Jason Faucera

Network of Oregon Watershed Councils

Network of Oregon Watershed Councils is seeking an Executive Director. Details of the position and instructions for applying can be found on the NOWC Jobs & Grants page. Reporting to a committed Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for strategic direction and overall leadership of the organization. S/he serves as the public face of the organization and works with watershed […]


River Restoration Northwest seeking Videos for ‘Stories of Our Watersheds’ Film Event

by Jason Faucera

River Restoration Northwest (RRNW) is seeking video submissions for their annual ‘Stories of Our Watersheds’ film event. The initial film screening will be held in Portland at the Hollywood Theater on April 13th, 2016. The planning committee is currently soliciting short films that acknowledge the many disciplines/perspectives of the river or watershed restoration industry, watershed stakeholders and river users. Films should not […]