Northern Plains Region

NACD’s Northern Plains Region representative is Sunni Heikes-Knapton. Sunni is based in Montana and can be reached at


Executive Board Member: Bevin Law, Longford, Kan.
Region Chair: Orval Gigstad, Syracuse, Neb.
Region Vice Chair: Fran Fritz, Iroquois, S.D.
National Conservation District Employees Association (NCDEA) Northern Plains Region Representative: Sarah Tunge, Beulah, N.D.
National Association of State Conservation Agencies (NASCA) Northern Plains Region Representative: Cindy Pulse, Manhattan, Kan.

Staff: Sunni Heikes-Knapton, Ennis, Mont.

Events and News:

  • Summer Conservation Tour and Forum in Bismarck, North Dakota has been cancelled. The Northern Plains region meeting at that event has also been cancelled.
  • Conservation Planning Boot Camp for 2020 is cancelled.
  • Submit any questions, news or events to Sunni Heikes-Knapton, sunni-heikes-knapton[at] and check NACD’s calendar for more events

Region Specific Resources:

Technical Assistance Grants:

Urban and Community Conservation:

Federal Policy and Partner Updates:

Northern Plains Meeting Notes:

Where to Find Your Region Rep:

  • Through  September 4: All NACD Staff travel is restricted.

Please send any resources, job posts, events, blogs, news to share, questions, comments, etc. to Sunni Heikes-Knapton,


For information on the Northern Plains Region meeting, click here.

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