NEWS & UPDATES

May 17, 2018

Okanogan Conservation District along with other natural resource and agricultural agencies are accepting reports of flood-related losses and issues. While no funding is currently available to assist landowners with flood recovery, gathering detailed reports of losses to agricultural infrastructure and natural resources, and problems caused by flooding such as erosion, will help us to make a case to governing bodies that assistance is needed. 

Please click here for the general intake form.

If you are a commercial agricultural producer (you make income from farm products), please fill out the ag producer addendum.

You may scan and email the form to rachel@okanogancd.org or mail it to:

Okanogan Conservation District

1251 2nd Ave. S., Room 102

Okanogan, WA  98840

Questions? Call 509-422-0855.

May 10, 2018

This AmeriCorps position will assist teachers who want to bring high quality STEM experiences to their students by participating in our K12 programs. Okanogan County is a very large and rural county with underserved students and limited resources to support K12 teachers. The Okanogan Conservation District is one of the only organizations working with area teachers to enhance their science curricula through hands-on learning and field experiences. Most of Okanogan CD’s education programming is related to water quality. All our programming supports Next Generation Science Standards and is tailored to teachers’ curricula. This project also includes planting and maintenance of riparian buffers. AmeriCorps member will experience field service with conservation planners and Education Specialist...

April 4, 2018

We are looking for a temporary, seasonal intern to work on multiple conservation and outreach projects this summer. The wage range is $11-15 per hour and the position is eligible for sick leave. This is a full time, temporary position not to exceed 700 hours total.

Candidates need a high-school diploma or equivalent and must be currently working towards a degree in natural resources, environmental sciences, natural resource management, agricultural sciences, range management, forestry, soils, water resources, wildlife management biology, engineering, or closely related fields.

For all the details, check out the position description here and the position announcement here.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (2 must be professional or educational) via email.

March 2, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to respond to our survey on natural resource priorities in North Central Washington.  Below you will find a link to the survey, a map, and a list of definitions. 

The definitions will help you choose the most appropriate resource concerns and the map will help you tell us where you believe each priority concern is the greatest. 

This survey is primarily being conducted in partnership with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to guide them in their state resource assessment.  However, local conservation districts and our partners will also use this information in evaluating our program priorities.

Survey

Definitions

Click the map below for a larger version.

February 27, 2018

Sort of like a garage sale for public agencies, this surplus sale requires you to mail in or drop off a sealed bid for items you'd like to buy. Questions? Call 509-422-0855 ext. 107

List of items available

Bids must be received no later than 3:00 PM March 8, 2018 and sealed in an envelope marked SURPLUS PROPERTY BID. 

All items of $250 or more must be paid with cash or a cashier's check

Highest bidders will be notified by March 9, 2018 and all items must be picked up and paid for by 4:00 PM, March 15, 2018 and paid for at the time of pickup. 

All sales are final and are sold as is.

Drop off or mail bids to:

Okanogan Conservation District

SURPLUS PROPERTY BID

1251 2nd Ave. South, Room 102

Okanogan, WA  98840

February 15, 2018

The Okanogan Conservation District is seeking a detail oriented individual with excellent customer service skills to fill the Finance and Administration Manager position. The Okanogan Conservation District is a dynamic organization, comprised of volunteer board members and paid staff members, that are leaders in “on the ground conservation”. We seek individuals that will complement our highly productive, energetic, and skilled staff to deliver quality conservation programs to Okanogan County residents.

This position works closely with other District and partner agency staff, and local landowners, to manage district finances including, but not limited to, processing grant funding requests, managing cost-share payments to private landowners, administering district payroll, and assisting with...

August 8, 2017

The Okanogan Conservation District is requesting statements of qualifications for completing a feasibility study for USDA certified meat processing in Okanogan County funded by a grant from USDA Rural Development.  A copy of the grant can be acquired at the District office during normal business hours, by email request from mindy@okanogancd.org, or by calling (509) 422-0855, ext. 109.  You may also download the grant here.

Statements of qualifications are due to the District office in person or by e-mail before 4:00 PM, August 25, 2017.  

June 16, 2017

Our March 2017 and June 2017 newsletters are now available online.

March 2017

June 2017

March 15, 2017

The Okanogan Conservation District, with the assistance of Okanogan County Public Works Department, identified specific roads within the fire perimeters where hazard trees are a concern to public safety. The targeted roads prioritized in order include: Chiliwist, French Creek, Bill Shaw, Watson Draw, Davis Canyon, and North Star roads. The Okanogan Conservation District is calling for bids to remove hazardous trees along county roads. Sealed bids will be received at 1251 South 2nd Ave, Room 102, Okanogan, Washington before 2:00 P.M (Pacific Time), Monday, March 27, 2017. Please review the PDF documents here or contact Mindy Widell, 509-422-0855 ext. 109 to be mailed hard copies.  SCOPE OF WORK    CONTRACT     MAPS

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