Northern Plains Region

NACD's Northern Plains Region representative is Aubrey Evans. Aubrey is based in Kansas and can be reached at


Executive Board Member: Bill Simshauser, Lakin, 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: Andrew Lyon, Manhattan, Kan.

Events and News:

Region Specific Resources:

Urban and Community Grant:

  • Request for Proposals now open!  Conservation districts may propose any number of activities related to community-oriented approaches to agriculture conservation in both urban and rural contexts. Conservation districts may view the complete request for proposals (RFP) on the Urban Agriculture Conservation webpage. The online application portal is now open, with a deadline of 11:59 p.m. local time on February 15, 2021.  If you have any questions, please contact NACD Pacific Region Representative Ariel Rivers at ariel-rivers[at]

Technical Assistance Grants:

  • Information about 2021 Technical Assistance grants is available online. Announcements about 2022 Grants are forthcoming.
  • To be featured as TA Grant success story, submit information to Katrina Vaitkus, katrina-vaitkus[at]
  • Technical Assistance Grant reports are due January 20, 2021, April 20, 2021, July 20, 2021, October 20, 2021:  Quarterly Report Information

Urban and Community Conservation:

Federal Policy and Partner Updates:

Northern Plains Meeting Notes:

Where to Find Your Region Rep:

  • All NACD Staff travel is restricted. Email Aubrey to request participation in virtual events.

Please send any resources, job posts, events, blogs, news to share, questions, comments, etc. to Aubrey Evans, aubrey-evans[at]

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

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