Job Openings – Natural Resources Crew Technicians

The Pacific Conservation District (PCD) is recruiting to fill two non-permanent Natural Resource Crew Technicians. These positions are anticipated to last between 3 and 4 months during the summer of 2018. Preference will be given to candidates currently enrolled in a natural resource college program. For more information on the positions please read: Crew Job Announcement

To submit an application, email a resume, cover letter, and list of references to PCD Aquatic Habitat Restoration Project Manager Brandon Carman at cdfishtech@gmail.com. Applications are due by 4pm April 25th, 2018. Questions can be directed to Brandon at the above email address or at (360) 249-8532.

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Pacific Conservation District Elections

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.

Please note there is another elected position available and application information is still available.

Pacific Conservation District Mid-Term Appointment

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. Depending on the current make-up of the board of supervisors, an appointee to a vacant elected supervisor position may be required to be a landowner or farm operator at the time of appointment. At least two of the three elected conservation district supervisors on the conservation district board must be landowners or operators of farms. The definition of landowner and farm operator is set out in WAC 135-110-110.

Conservation District Supervisor Duties:

  1. Identify local conservation needs and develop, implement, and evaluate programs to meet them.
  2. Administer the district by delegating tasks through a structure of board officers and members, committees, and others. Raise and budget district funds, and report on activities to the public.
  3. Set policy for staff to implement
  4. Coordinate assistance and funding from federal, state, and local government; district associations; and private groups.
  5. Supervise other volunteers and paid staff working with the district; coordinate with cooperating agency personnel.
  6. Educate and inform landowners and operators, general public, and local, state and federal legislators on conservation issues and programs.

The Pacific Conservation District is looking to appoint someone to serve in the vacant elected seat for the remainder of the term, expiring in 2020. Application packets are due no later than February 23rd, 2018 at 4:00 pm to the Pacific Conservation District Elections Supervisor to chagain@willapabay.org

All application packets must be submitted electronically by the deadline to be considered for the vacant seat.

Information required in the application packet:
1. A completed application form. Application Form for Elections
2. A resume (no longer than two pages)

3. A list of at least three community references (prefer organizations that have collaborative partnerships with the district)

For more information or questions , contact us at (360) 875-6735

Renewable Energy Workshop

“Are you interested in energy efficiency and renewable energy programs to help save your business money, or reduce your environmental impact, but have been turned off by the starting costs? There are opportunities for grant writing assistance, utility incentives, tax subsidies and financing support available to help farmers and rural small businesses purchase new energy-efficient equipment or install small-scale renewable energy systems. The Washington Conservation Commission and Spark Northwest are running a workshop in Chehalis on how grants like the USDA Renewable Energy for America Program (REAP) can help pay to get your energy conservation ideas off the ground. The event will be on February 6th, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Long Beach Cranberry Museum, and a light dinner will be provided. For more information, or to RSVP, email ChristineC@piercecd.org”

Pacific Poster

Here is the link to the agenda. Pacific Agenda

Pacific Conservation District Board of Supervisors Election

It is resolved that a poll election for an open position on the District Board of Supervisors will be held on March 7th, 2018 from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the Pacific Conservation District at 904 W. Robert Bush Drive, South Bend, 98586.

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 February 7th, 2018 by 4:00 PM. Interested candidates must file their candidate information at the following location: 904 W. Robert Bush Drive.

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 February 14th, 2018 by 4:00 PM. Absentee ballots can be requested from the Pacific Conservation District, Courtney Hagain, 904 W. Robert Bush Drive, 360-875-6735.

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 https://scc.wa.gov/.

PCD FFFPP Completed Project

Another win for salmon! The District just finished up another fish barrier replacement project on a tributary to the South Fork on the Willapa River. If you own forest land and a stream runs through your property, consider reaching out to the district. The Family Forest Fish Passage Program is voluntary, and allows salmon to return to their natural stream reaches.

For more information on The Family Forest Fish Passage Program please contact the Conservation District at (360) 875-6735.