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Take our 2024 district employee survey!

In just four minutes, you can tell us about your district, what you need, and how we can help.

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Join NCDEA at NACD's Annual Conference in San Diego on Saturday, February 10th, 1 PM - 5 PM for our Non-Traditional Partners Training, Panel, and Networking


Welcome - Melissa Higbee, NCDEA President and Tim Riley, NCDEA Executive Director

Presentation I: Building Capacity with Non-Profit Partners

  • Ann Baldridge, District Manager, RCD of Greater San Diego County


Presentation II: Local Work Groups 101 - Casting a Wide Net for Successful Meetings

  • Eric Shideler, Vermillion SWCD Conservation Director and NCDEA Secretary


Break and Networking


Presentation III: Bureau of Land Management: A Largely Untapped Resource

  • Mike Henn, District Manager, Sublette County Conservation District and NCDEA Southwest Region Alternate


Presentation IV: Are You Making the Most of Your County Extension Office?

  • Janet Hartin, Environmental Horticulturist, University of California - Ag and Natural Resources


Break and Networking


Moderated Q/A with Panelists


Presentation V: Resources Supporting Non-Traditional Partnerships: Finding Them and Sustaining Them

  • Sarah Tunge, NCDEA Vice President and Mandy Parkes, NCDEA Member at Large



Announcing ncdea's 2024 virtual training series!

All conservation district employees and partners are welcome to join monthly virtual trainings focused on a range of topics addressing most pressing district needs.  Please join us for our first virtual training of 2024, scheduled for Friday, March 15th at 9 AM PST/11AM CT and featuring presentations and Q/A on social media and outreach best practices and legal compliance.

Or go to

Meeting ID: 898 4320 7989

Passcode: 144554

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The National Conservation District Employees Association was conceived in February 1984 and established in February 1992 by district employees with a passion for the local conservation delivery system. They recognized that district employees across the nation, at the direction of their local boards, are primarily responsible for the grassroots local delivery of conservation. 

NCDEA builds bridges to assist 7000+ district professionals in implementing conservation programs in their local communities. 

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