May 6, 2020

Okanogan Conservation District is seeking Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for two locally based facilitators for the Community-Driven Wildfire Resiliency Pilot Project for Okanogan County. This pilot project aims to implement existing fire adapted community assessment methods and tools in order to ensure that community voices are part of fire resiliency conversations taking place at agencies and to facilitate the development of community-led efforts. Full details.

April 2, 2020

The Okanogan Conservation District Board of Supervisors meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, 2020 will be held at its regularly scheduled time of 6:00 PM.  Following directions from the Washington State Attorney General’s office, and in accordance with Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Proclamation, the meeting will be held by teleconference only.  The meeting is open to the public and the public is invited to attend by calling (509) 422-0855 ext. 7.  If you have questions about the meeting, please contact Craig Nelson at (509) 422-0855, ext. 110.

A draft agenda for the meeting can be found here.

September 30, 2019

This month we are featuring several recently completed projects to implement conservation across the county. Read it all here!

September 3, 2019

The Okanogan Conservation District is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill a Range Planner position. The duties of the person in this position will be to work collaboratively with private landowners, District staff, and partner organizations to develop and implement conservation plans, coordinate grant activities, complete project administrative duties, and conduct educational and outreach activities related to range management and the improvement of shrub-steppe and riparian habitat on private lands.

The job announcement can be found here. For a position description please click here.

This position is open until filled.  First review of applicants for interviews is 3:00 PM, September 17, 2019.

June 5, 2019

Our latest edition is online! Check out some great before and after shots of homes getting ready for wildfire, meet our new staff, and learn about drought resources. Click here to read!

May 31, 2019

The Okanogan Conservation District is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill a project duration Natural Resource Technician position. The primary duties of the person in this position will be to work with landowners to address natural resource issues related to impacts from drought through water conservation practices on farms, in residences, and via local businesses and government agencies. The Natural Resource Technician will work directly with water users to educate, inform, and provide site specific water conservation practices.

We are seeking to immediately fill this new position to help address our time-sensitive workload. The job announcement can be found here. For a position description please click here.

April 16, 2019

The Okanogan Conservation District is seeking a detail-oriented individual with excellent customer service skills to fill a newly created Administrative Assistant position, 30-40 hours. We seek individuals that will complement our highly productive, energetic, and skilled staff to deliver quality conservation programs to Okanogan County residents. The incumbent will provide administrative, clerical, and financial tracking support to District staff including, but not limited to, processing grant payment requests, tracking cost-share payments to private landowners, administering district personnel benefits, and assisting with a multitude of other administrative, clerical, and financial functions.

You can find the announcement for the job here. For a detailed description of the job, click here...

April 11, 2019

Wenatchee Valley College Continuing Education, in partnership with Okanogan Conservation District, is hosting Landowners Wildfire Bootcamp for landowners of one or more acres of forest or sageland who want to be better prepared for wildfires. The bootcamp consists of four free classes. Students may attend one or more of the classes in the series. The same classes will be offered at different times to accommodate different schedules.

The Landowners Wildfire Bootcamp series begins April 27. Most classes will take place at the WVC at Omak campus. Off-campus locations will be provided at registration. Register through WVC Continuing Education by calling (509) 682-6900, visiting or in-person with Cindie Martin at the WVC at Omak campus registration office.

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