NEWS & UPDATES

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 wvc.edu/CED or in-person with Cindie Martin at the WVC at Omak campus registration office.

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April 5, 2019

Request for Qualifications for Design and Engineering Services

The Okanogan Conservation District (Okanogan CD) is working with a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to develop designs for a wetland/stream restoration project on Johnson Creek near Okanogan, Washington.

Project Goals

The landowner and project partners are interested in improving water quality and habitat on a 17-acre wetland by restoring more natural hydrology through the implementation of channel improvements and restoration of native riparian/wetland vegetation. The project should also reduce seasonal flooding near a home, where there are structural concerns and water quality issues.  Opportunities to maintain some agricultural productivity should be considered.

For further description, click here.

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February 14, 2019

The Okanogan Conservation District is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill a full-time Natural Resource Planner position to help address our significant workload. The incumbent in this position will work closely with local landowners, coworkers, conservation partners, and others to develop and implement voluntary conservation plans and practices to protect critical areas, improve water quality, and enhance riparian conditions. They will also be required to assist in the development of continued funding and program implementation at the District.

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

This position is open until filled.  First review of applicants for interviews is 1:00 PM, March 8, 2019.

February 8, 2019

Okanogan Conservation District is now accepting applications for a part-time Administrative Assistant. 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.

This position is open until filled.  First review of applicants for interviews is 12:00 PM, February 22, 2018.

September 17, 2018

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Our Calendar edition will be printed in December. If you are usually an online newsletter subscriber, but would like a copy of the calendar, please email Kirsten@okanogancd.org.

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