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, KS
Region Chair: Orval Gigstad, Syracuse, NE
Region Vice Chair: Karl Jensen, Whitewood, SD
National Conservation District Employees Association (NCDEA) Northern Plains Region Representative: Sarah Tunge, Beulah, ND
National Association of State Conservation Agencies (NASCA) Northern Plains Region Representative: Bill SmithPierre, SD

Events and News:

Region Specific Resources:

Urban and Community Grant:

  • Information about the Urban and Community grant can be found on on their webpage. For more detailed information, email Caleb Griffin

Technical Assistance Grants:

  • Information about 2022 Technical Assistance grants is available online. Announcements about 2022 Grants are forthcoming.
  • Technical Assistance Grant reports are due January 20, April 20, July 20, October 20:  Quarterly Report Information

Urban and Community Conservation:

Federal Policy and Partner Updates:

Northern Plains Meeting Notes:

  • The Northern Plains region meets via Zoom every other month.
  • The 2023 Northern Plains Region meeting will be held in conjunction with the NACD Summer meeting in North Dakota.
  • For current meeting notes, please contact Aubrey Evans at aubrey-evans[at]

Where to Find Your Region Rep:

  • Aubrey lives in Dwight, KS and works from her home office. To request Aubrey as a speaker at your event, please use the Speaker Request Form.

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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