Category Archives: Conservation Partnership

Register Now for CONNECT 2019

by Jason Faucera


CONNECT 2019 registration is now open. Please visit the CONNECT 2019 home page where you will find updated registration information, event schedules and other important information. We are excited to again be offering attendance to everyone, district and council employees, board members, agencies and partners of Districts, Councils, and Land Trusts across the state. This is the conference to CONNECT with partners and learn […]

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 […]

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 […]

OCEAN is excited to announce CONNECT 2016!

by Communications Committee


CONNECT 2016 April 19 – 21 Salishan Resort, Gleneden Beach, Oregon Prepare for another year of great training, networking, and beautiful surroundings on the Oregon Coast. Registration details will arrive in late February or early March, and all materials will be posted on the CONNECT Event page on the OCEAN website. If you know of a Vendor or Sponsor that would be […]

OCEAN Silent Auction Raises $760 to Help Offset Meeting Costs

by Communications Committee


OCEAN’s silent auction, held at the 2015 Gathering for Conservation conference was a great success. Winning bidders for auction items brought home great items like gift baskets, artwork, and food items. Competition between bidders was fierce, almost always civil, and much appreciated. In total, OCEAN was able to raise $760. Funds from the annual silent auction are used to continue OCEAN’s mission […]

Wallowa SWCD earns 2015 OCEAN Assistance Award

by Communications Committee

OCEAN is comprised of volunteers. We wouldn’t be able to provide services to Oregon’s Conservation Districts without the help of our volunteers, partners, and members across the state. Each year we look inward to see who amongst our community is going above and beyond to help OCEAN deliver services to its members and others across the conservation community. As a small token […]

CONNECT 2015 Registration is Now Open

by Communications Committee


With planning for another great CONNECT conference well underway we are happy to announce that registration is open. 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 the CONNECT 2015 Home Page. Watch this video, courtesy of Wahoo Films to see […]

Oregon NRCS Announces Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) funding in Oregon

by Lacey Townsend

On January 15, 2015 Oregon NRCS announced the selection of six projects from around the state as recipients of Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) funding. NRCS’ investment will bring 23 million dollars of funding to bear to address a wide range of resource issues, and is the first in a five year commitment to the RCPP program by USDA. Projects that were […]

SWCDs Join OakQuest Mapping Partnership

by Lacey Townsend

Oak Tree at Sunset

This summer, several SWCDs joined forces with Metro and the Intertwine Alliance, with several other partners, in a large-scale citizen science effort to help map Oregon white oak throughout the Portland Metro region. The goal of the Oak Mapping Work Group is to create a high-quality map of the Portland Metro region’s imperiled Oregon white oak habitat to guide conservation and willing-seller […]

Register for the 2014 Gathering for Conservation, November 12-14

by Lacey Townsend

The 2014 Gathering for Conservation will be held November 12-14 at Eagle Crest Resort near Redmond, OR. The event, planned in partnership by OACD, NOWC, OCEAN, and the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts (COLT), will offer programming to both Districts and Watershed Councils. For more details and to register, please visit You must register by November 5. Please be sure to […]