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Current Local Work Group Meeting Schedule

Fiscal Year 2020 Local Work Group Schedule

Local Work Group Meetings are a valuable part of the NRCS planning process, providing an opportunity for local land managers to be part of a collaborative effort to improve natural resources within their county. 

Participants help:

• identify where the best investments can be made to address natural resource problems,

• share the work that has already been done in the county, and

• share their vision for what the county will look like when these natural resource concerns have been addressed.

 

Based on feedback from those meetings, NRCS updates the county Long Range Plan and develops new Conservation Implementation Strategies to address identified resource concerns.

You may contact us anytime to express concerns or comments about conservation needs in the county, and we encourage you to attend the next Local Work Group meeting in your county.


Past Year Local Work Group Information: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013

North Coast Basin

Date & Time

Meeting Name, Agenda & Notes

Location

Contact

Wednesday,
January 22, 2020
1 to 3 p.m.

Columbia County Local Work Group Meeting

USDA Service Center,
35285 Millard Road
St. Helens, OR 97051

Don Mehlhoff
District Conservationist
503-438-3146

Tuesday,
February 25, 2020
10 a.m. to noon

Tillamook County Local Work Group Meeting

Port of Tillamook
Conference Room
4000 Blimp Blvd
Tillamook, OR

Mitch Cummings
District Conservationist
503-457-9022

Tuesday,
February 11, 2020
10 a.m. to noon

Clatsop County Local Work Group Meeting

Clatsop County Extension Office
2001 Marine Drive, Rm 231
Astoria, OR

Thomas Gehrkens
District Conservationist
503-842-2848 x9027

Lower Willamette Basin

Date & Time

Meeting Name, Agenda & Notes

Location

Contact

Friday 
January 31, 2020
9 a.m. to noon

 

Polk County Local Work Group Meeting

Polk Co. Extension Office
289 E. Ellendale Ave, Suite 301
Dallas, OR 97338

Evelyn Conrad
District Conservationist
503-837-3689

Friday,
February 28, 2020
9 a.m. to noon

Marion County Local Work Group Meeting

USDA Service Center
650 Hawthorne Ave. SE
Suite 130
Salem, OR

Les Bachelor
District Conservationist
971-273-4816

Two Opportunities
1) Wednesday, February 12. 2020
10 a.m. to noon

2) Cancelled 

Thursday, March 12, 2020 6 to 8 p.m.

Yamhill County Local Work Group Meeting

In an effort to gather input from different parts of the county, the USDA-NRCS and the Yamhill SWCD are having 2 separate Local Work Group meetings in February and March.  These local work group meetings bring together local farmers, ranchers, state and federal agencies, agriculture and conservation organizations, with the purpose of having a round table discussion, to determine natural resource priorities and opportunities to invest collaboratively in Yamhill County. 
 

 

Two Locations
1) Miller Woods Conference Rm
15580 Orchard View Rd., McMinnville, OR
After the SWCD Board Meeting

2) W. Valley Fire Building
825 NE Main St.,
Willamina, OR

Thomas Hoskins
District Conservationist
503-376-7605

Two Opportunities

1) Thursday, February 13, 2020
10 a.m. to noon

2) Thursday, February 27, 2020
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Clackamas & Multnomah Counties Local Work Group Meeting

Two Locations

1) Sauvie Island Grange
14443 NW Charlton Rd
Portland, OR

2) Clackamas Conservation District Office
22055 S. Beavercreek Rd. 
Beavercreek, OR

Kim Galland
District Conservationist
503-210-6032

Wednesday, 
February 26, 2020
9 to 11 a.m.

Washington County Local Work Group Meeting

Tualatin SWCD
7175 NE Evergreen Pkwy #400
Hillsboro, OR

Jessica Wells
District Conservationist
503-207-7949

Upper Willamette Basin

Date & Time Meeting Name, Agenda & Notes Location Contact

Wednesday,
January 22, 2020
1 - 4 p.m.

Linn and Benton Counties Local Work Group Meeting

Linn County OSU Extension
33630 McFarland Road
Tangent, Oregon

 

Amy Kaiser
District Conservationist
541-801-2671

Wednesday, 
February 5, 2020
1:30-3:30

Central Oregon Coast Local Work Group Meeting

Yachats Commons Building, Rm 8
441 Hwy 101 N. Yachats, OR

Annie Young-Mathews
541-563-5627

 

Lane County Local Work Group Meeting
Due to Covid-19 closures this meeting was not held

 

Thomas Snyder
District Conservationist
541-650-3051

Southwest Oregon Basin

Date & Time Meeting Name, Agenda & Notes Location Contact

Tuesday,
January 21, 2020
4 p.m.

Douglas County Local Work Group Meeting
Purpose: To gather input from agricultural producers, non-industrial forest owners, state and federal agencies, tribes, agricultural and conservation organizations regarding natural resource conservation issues and opportunities in Douglas County.

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife
4192 N. Umpqua Hwy.
Roseburg, OR 97470

David Ferguson
District Conservationist
541-378-3536

Thursday,
January 30, 2020
6 p.m.

Josephine County Local Work Group Meeting
Purpose: To discuss wildfire preparedness funding available in the Williams Community and gather input regarding other natural resource issues and opportunities in Josephine County. 

Williams Fire Station
211 E. Fork Rd.
Williams, OR 97544

David Ferguson
District Conservationist
541-378-3536

Tuesday,
December 3, 2019
1 to 4 p.m.

Coos County Local Work Group Meeting

Bandon Public Library

 

Amy Kaiser
Acting District Conservationist
541-801-2671
Tuesday,
December 3, 2019
1 to 4 p.m.

Curry County Local Work Group Meeting

Bandon Public Library Amy Kaiser
Acting District Conservationist
541-801-2671

Wednesday, 
March 18, 2020
4 p.m.

Jackson County Local Work Group Meeting
Due to Covid-19 closures this meeting was not held

USDA Service Center
89 Alder St.
Central Point, OR

Erin Kurtz
District Conservationist
541-423-6173

Snake River Basin

Date & Time Meeting Name, Agenda & Notes Location Contact

Thursday,
February 20, 2020
10 a.m. to noon

Baker County Local Work Group Meeting

Baker County Library
2400 Resort St.
Baker City, OR
Misty Bennett
District Conservationist
541-523-7121 x115

Thursday,
February 6, 2020
2 to 4 p.m.

Wallowa County Local Work Group Meeting

South Fork Grange
317 Rosewell St., Lostine, OR

Abe Clark
District Conservationist
541-263-3057

Thursday,
February 6, 2020
 

Malheur County Local Work Group Meeting

Malheur ESD
363 A Street West
Vale, OR 

Lynn Larsen
District Conservationist
541-823-5132

Thursday,
February 27, 2020

Union County Local Work Group Meeting

OSU County Extension Building 
Conference Room
10507 N. McAlister Rd
La Grande, OR 

Mike Burton
District Conservationist
541-624-3092

John Day / Umatilla Basin

Date & Time Meeting Name, Agenda & Notes Location Contact
Tuesday,
February 11, 2020

Grant County Local Work Group Meeting

Oregon Dept. of Forestry
Main Conference Room
415 Patterson Bridge Road
John Day, OR 97845

 

Aaron Roth
District Conservationist
541-575-1274 Ext 113

Wednesday, 
February 19, 2020
1 to 3 p.m.

Wheeler and Gilliam Counties Local Work Group Meeting

USDA Condon Service Ctr
234 S. Main St.
Condon, OR
 
Damon Brosnan
District Conservationist
541-384-2671
Ext 107

Thursday,
February 20, 2020
1 p.m.

Morrow County Local Work Group Meeting

USDA Heppner Service Center
430 Linden Way, Heppner, OR

Kacee Lathrop
District Conservationist
541-676-5021 x113

Tuesday,
January 28, 2020
10 a.m. to noon
 

Umatilla County Local Work Group Meeting
NOTE: A BBQ lunch will be sponsored by the Umatilla County Soil and Water Conservation District.

 

Pendleton Round Up Grounds Let'er Buck Room; 1205 SW Court Ave. Pendleton, OR 

Nate James
District Conservationist
541-278-8049 x105

High Desert Basin

Date & Time Meeting Name, Agenda & Notes Location Contact

Thursday,
February 27, 2020
2 p.m.

 

Klamath County Local Work Group Meeting

USDA NRCS Field Office
1945 Main St.
Klamath Falls, OR

David Komorowksi
District Conservationist
541-883-6924

Wednesday,
February 5, 2020
10 a.m. to noon

 

Lake County Local Work Group Meeting

  Max Corning
District Conservationist
541-947-2367 Ext 108
Tuesday,
February 18, 2020
1 to 4 p.m.

Harney County Local Work Group Meeting
Purpose:  NRCS is holding a local work group meeting to gather input from farmers, ranchers, state and federal agencies, agriculture and conservation organizations regarding natural resource conservation priorities and opportunities to invest collaboratively in Harney County.

Harney Education Service District
Public Meeting Room,
25 Fairview Heights, Burns, OR

Zola Ryan
District Conservationist
541-573-6446 ext. 107

Deschutes Basin

Date & Time Meeting Name, Agenda & Notes Location Contact

Tuesday, 
January 14, 2020
10:00 a.m.

Hood River Local Work Group Meeting
Purpose: To gather input from farmers, ranchers, state and federal agencies, and agriculture and conservation organizations regarding natural resource priorities within Hood River County. 

US Forest Service Ranger Station Meeting Room
6780 Hwy 35, Mt. Hood Parkdale, OR 97041

Carly Heron
District Conservationist
541-352-1037

Tuesday,
February 11, 2020
11:00 a.m.

Sherman County Local Work Group Meeting
Lunch provided by the Sherman SWCD

OSU Extension Office
66365 Lonerock Rd
Moro, OR 97039

Del Rae Ferguson
District Conservationist
541-565-3551, ext.102

Thursday,
March 12, 2020
9 a.m. to noon

Wasco County Local Work Group Meeting
The purpose of the meeting is to receive public and agency input to help guide the conservation efforts of the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Wasco County. Topics of discussion will include NRCS conservation program funding strategies, Farm Bill 2018 updates, and future conservation opportunities in Wasco County.

Cousins Restaurant Meeting Room
2114 W. 6th St
The Dalles, OR

Dan Esposito
District Conservationist
541-298-8559 x111

Thursday,
February 13, 2020
1 to 3:30 p.m.
 

Jefferson County Local Work Group Meeting

Madras Fire Hall Conference Room
765 SE 5th St.
Madras, OR
Lars Santana
District Conservationist

541-699-3194

Tuesday,
February 11, 2020
9 to 11:30 a.m. Forestry Focus

1 to 3:30 p.m.
Irrigation Focus


 

Deschutes County Local Work Group Meeting

 

Redmond City Hall 
Civic Meeting Room #208
411 SW 9th St
Redmond, OR

Lars Santana
District Conservationist
541-699-3194

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
1 p.m. 

 

Crook County Local Work Group Meeting

OSU Extension Office
498 SE Lynn
Prineville, OR 97754

Chris Mundy
District Conservationist
541- 699-3177