Announcing CONNECT 2017

by Jason Faucera

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 opportunities for conservation professionals and stakeholders.

While CONNECT traditionally focuses on technical staff with local conservation implementers, CONNECT 2017 will be open to all. Relevant and timely educational sessions will be developed for rural and urban conservation implementation, managerial and administrative function, conservation policy and board level organizational administration, and for education and outreach activities.

Registration and lodging details will arrive in January and all materials will be posted as they are available on the CONNECT 2017 home page.

If you are interested in vending or sponsorship opportunities at CONNECT, please let us know at We will also have the information posted by October first on the Vendor and Sponsor page.

Lastly, if you are interested in assisting with CONNECT contact us at

We look forward to seeing you in Pendleton in May 2017!