Special Board Meeting

The PCD Board of Supervisors will be holding a Special Board meeting on September 17th, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. This meeting will be to discuss:

Hold Harmless Language Review

Interagency Agreement – PCD & Pacific County – Willapa Bay Lead Entity Amendment #1

Per OMPA Guidance and Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Order, this meeting can only be attended remotely.

Meeting Information:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87522111455

Meeting ID #:875 2211 1455

Dial: 1-215-253-8782

Special Board Meeting

Pacific Conservation District will be holding a Special Board Meeting at 1 pm on July 17th to discuss the Drone Mapping Proof of Concept Project Contracts with PNNL, NOAA and WSDA.

 

To attend the meeting use https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86104432007

Meeting ID: 861 0443 2007

Dial: 1-253-215-8782

July 1st, 2020 – Board of Supervisors Meeting

Per OMPA Guidance and Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Order, this meeting can only be attended remotely.

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85417621952

Zoom Call In Number: 1-253-215-8782

Zoom Meeting ID: 854-1762-1952

 

PCD Meeting Agenda: PCD 7-1-20

 

Meetings are open to the public. For more information regarding PCD Board Meetings please call us at (360) 875-6735 or chagain@willapabay.org.

Announcement

Pacific Conservation Districts Precautions Statement

PCD will be closed to the public until April 30th, 2020.

Pacific Conservation District is taking extra precautions regarding the spread of COVID-19. Steps we are currently taking to minimize both employee and community exposure are listed below:

-Board Supervisors, employees, volunteers and community members are asked to stay home if they experience any cold or flu symptoms.
-Additional and more frequent sanitization of common spaces and touch-points.
-Staff are washing hands frequently and sanitizing their personal work spaces regularly.
-We have 60%+ alcohol-based hand sanitizer throughout the office and in all PCD vehicles.
-With a small staff size, varying schedules and individual offices for employees, we are able to adhere to social distancing guidelines regularly. Meetings are held in small groups according to social distancing guidelines in open spaces or using an online meeting platform.
-All public events (workshops, community meetings, work parties, etc.) have been cancelled or postponed through April 30th, 2020.

Beginning March 18th, 2020, PCD will be taking the following additional precautions:

-Community members are asked to call prior to coming into the office so we can ensure that they are served most efficiently (360) 875-6735.
-Staff will communicate with community members before scheduled site visits to confirm comfortability and ensure proper social distancing guidelines can be followed. Site visits may be rescheduled based on cooperator or employee health concerns.
-Community members with concerns about dropping off a soil sample or picking up equipment, please contact us directly to reschedule and talk about alternatives (360) 875-6735. Community members who are experiencing cold or flu symptoms are asked to please reschedule dropping off soil samples and picking up rental equipment.
-PCD Board of Supervisors will assess upcoming Board meeting logistics.

Circumstances are rapidly changing, and the above precautions and guidance are subject to change at any time. Pacific Conservation District is committed to the health and safety of everyone at PCD and in our community and will be following local and state health department guidance.

Questions? Contact the district at 360-875-6735.

 

Cancelled Events Through April 2020

Cancelled events may include:

– PCD April 1st, Board of Supervisors Meeting

  • PCMRC Earth Day Film Festival

 

We will reassess the safety of holding public events after April.

2020 Annual Science Conference

The Pacific County Marine Resources Committee (PCMRC) is hosting their annual Science Conference on May 16th, 2020 at the Cranberry Museum, 2907 Pioneer Road in Long Beach, WA, 98631.

This always-fascinating free event includes talks on a wide variety of local and regional natural resources topics. Attendees may pick and choose between talks of most individual interest. All meals are provided at no additional cost.

If you’re interested in attending, please use the link below to RSVP. If you have questions please reach out to PCMRC Coordinator, Courtney Hagain at chagain@willapabay.org or (360) 875-6735.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pcmrc-annual-science-conference-tickets-96115051707?aff=ebdssbeac

Ties to the Land – Montesano 2020

Do you own and care for farm or forestland?

If so, you probably have strong feelings about leaving your land in good condition for the future. Succession Planning—the human side of Estate Planning—focuses on ways to maintain family ties to the land from generation to generation, building awareness of key challenges facing family businesses, and motivating families to address those challenges.

 

What’s Covered

Ties to the Land is an award-winning succession planning workshop offered by WSU Extension. Succession planning is the human side of estate planning, and is a way for families to maintain their ties to the land across multiple generations, building awareness of the key challenges facing family businesses, and motivating families to address the challenges. It is a facilitated and interactive workshop with DVD-based components that provides effective tools families can use to decide the future of their land.  Workshop participants learn about the legal and economic aspects of transferring a farm, forest or ranch from one generation to the next. Participants receive a “Ties to the Land” workbook and companion DVD, tools designed to help families to continue to improve and direct communication and planning at home.

Working as a family, you will receive information about legal and economic aspects of transferring forest lands from one generation to the next. This workshop is a mix of presentations and practical exercises to help families develop techniques needed to address tough issues.

 

When and Where

Friday March 27th – 9AM to 4PM

Montesano City Hall

112 N. Main St.  Montesano, WA 98563

 

Cost

Registration is $45 per family or property ownership and includes a Ties to the Land workbook and thumb drive with additional resources.  Lunch is provided by the Grays Harbor/Pacific County Farm Bureau group and WSU Extension.

 

Please visit this website http://forestry.wsu.edu/tttlmontesano/
or see attached flyer for more information. TTTL_Montesano

 

Election Cancelled

Pursuant to WAC 135-110-370, no poll site, absentee balloting or mail balloting will be performed. The Pacific Conservation District Board of Supervisors hereby informs the voting public that the incumbent has been re-elected to the currently open seat by reasons of being the only person filing for the position by the filing deadline. For further information, please contact the district at 360-875-6735.

 

Available Seats on The Board of Supervisors for Pacific Conservation District

The Pacific Conservation District is pleased to announce an opportunity to contribute to conservation and your community by serving on the Board of Supervisors. Supervisors are public officials who direct the activities of the conservation district. Although they serve without compensation, they are eligible to be reimbursed for appropriate expenses.

The elected position whose term is expiring in May 2020 is currently held by Mike Lignoski and the appointed position whose term is expiring in March 2020 is currently held by Allen Lougheed.

The deadline for Absentee Ballots for the elected position is January 15th at 4 PM. Absentee Ballots can be requested from Courtney Hagain at chagain@willapabay.org or (360) 875-6735.

The deadline to apply for the Appointed position is March 31st, 2020. The application can be found on the Washington State Conservation Commission website at https://scc.wa.gov/elections-and-appointments/

For more information, please contact Courtney Hagain at the Pacific Conservation District or visit the Washington State Conservation Commission website at http://www.scc.wagov/

Pacific Conservation District Elections & Appointments

Notice is Hereby given that two positions on the Pacific Conservation District board of Supervisors, one elected by the public with Pacific Conservation District and one appointed by the Washington State Conservation Commission, are to be filled this year.

The ELECTION of the Pacific Conservation District will hold a poll election at the Pacific Conservation District office, between the hours of 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm on February 5th, 2019 at 904 W. Robert Bush Drive, South Bend, Washington. For interested voters: The be an eligible voter, you must be a registered voter in Pacific County who resides with the Conservation District jurisdiction of the County. District jurisdiction corresponds with county boundaries, excluding the areas inside the city limits of Raymond, South Bend, and Ilwaco. Absentee ballots are available upon request for eligible voters, but must be requested on or before 4:00 pm on January 15th, 2020.

For interested candidates: Legally, an elected conservation district supervisor must be a registered voter in the county where the district is located and must reside within the district boundaries. Two of the three elected supervisors must be a landowner or farm operator. Beyond this, anyone with an interest in natural resources or the operation of the public organization may volunteer to be elected as a district supervisor. Candidates filing date is, January 8th, 2020. Applications and supporting materials for the elected position can be given at the Pacific Conservation District Office.

A board seat on the Pacific Conservation District is available for appointment by the Washington State Conservation Commission. Conservation district board supervisors are public officials who serve without compensation and set policy and direction for the conservation district. An applicant must be a registered voter in Washington State, and may be required to own land or operate a farm. Applicants for appointed positions do not have to live within the district to apply. For more information, or to obtain an application form, please contact Courtney Hagain the Pacific Conservation District or visit the Conservation Commission website at http://scc.wa.gov/. Applications and supporting materials must be received by the Commission no later than March 31, 2020.

Adopted Elections Resolution

Pacific Conservation District

Resolution # 12-2019

December 6th, 2019

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of the Pacific Conservation District (“District”) operates under the laws of the State of Washington applicable to conservation districts.

WHEREAS the District is governed by a five-member board, as set out in RCW Chapter 89.08 and WAC Section 135-110.

It is RESOLVED that a poll election for an open position on the District Board of Supervisors will be held on February 5th, 2020 from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the Pacific Conservation District at 904 W. Robert Bush Drive, South Bend, 98586.

The elected position whose term is expiring in May 2020 is currently held by Mike Lignoski and the appointed position whose term is expiring in March 2020 is currently held by Allen Lougheed.

Interested candidates must be registered voters who reside within the boundaries of the District. Candidates may be required to be landowners or operators of a farm, depending on the current composition of the District board of Supervisors. The filing deadline for candidates to file their candidate information is January 8th, 2020 by 4:00 PM. Interested candidates must file their candidate information at 904 W. Robert Bush Drive, South Bend, WA 98586.

Eligible voters are registered voters who reside within the boundaries of the District. The last day and time that voters can request absentee ballots from the District is January 15th, 2020 by 4:00 PM. Absentee ballots can be requested from the Pacific Conservation District, Courtney Hagain, 904 W. Robert Bush Drive, 360-875-6735.

The election supervisor will be Courtney Hagain.

A conservation district supervisor is a public official who serves without compensation and who sets policy and direction for the conservation district. The published election procedures can be viewed at the District office and are available from the Washington State Conservation Commission at http://scc.wa.gov/.

Adopted at a regular board meeting of the District Board of Supervisors on December 6th, 2019.