Pacific Region

NACD’s Pacific Region representative is Ariel Rivers. Ariel is based in California and can be reached at


Executive Board Member: Tom Wehri, Placer County RCD (CA)
Region Chair: Kit Tillotson, Portneuf SWCD (ID)
Region Vice Chair: Doug Rushton, Thurston CD (WA)

NACD Pacific Region Representative (Staff): Ariel Rivers (ariel-rivers[at], Livermore, CA


Events and News:

Region Specific Resources:

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources:

The NACD Leadership is currently appointing a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force, which will help drive the efforts outlined in NACD’s Statement on DEI.

Additional Resources: 

References for Inclusive Virtual Activities:

Funding Information:

  • Technical Assistance 2020 Updates:
    • The funding period is now closed, with a very tentative application period expected in early 2021.
    • See the TA Grant Map detailing all awards to date and links to success stories
      • To be featured as TA Grant success story, submit information to Katrina Vaitkus (katrina-vaitkus[at]
    • Technical Assistance Quarterly Report due dates:
Reporting Period Report Due
January 1 – March 31 April 20
April 1 – June 30 July 20
July 1 – September 30 October 20
October 1 – December 31 January 20
  • Urban and Community Conservation Grants: 
  • Friends of NACD District Grants
  • Other Funding Opportunities

Federal Policy and Partner Updates:

  • DOI released a Draft Invasive Species Management Plan with the goal of strengthening collaboration between DOI and with local and state stakeholder groups. They are currently accepting comments through Oct. 9, 2020. Upcoming Listening Sessions are below, with RSVPs required.
    • Tribal Teleconference Consultation – Sept. 17, 4:00pm, EDT
    • Alaska Native Corporations Teleconference – Sept. 22, 4:00pm, EDT
    • General Listening Session Teleconference – Sept. 24 and 28, 4:00pm, EDT
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is now seeking applications for the Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program (Community Forest Program or CFP). Applications due Jan. 11, 2021.
Send any comments, questions, or ideas to Ariel Rivers, ariel-rivers[at]

Meeting Minutes and Notes:

  • Pacific Region Meeting Notes, Bi-Monthly Zoom Meeting: September 2020.
  • Pacific Region Meeting Notes, Bi-Monthly Zoom Meeting: July 2020.
  • Pacific Region Meeting Minutes, NACD 2020 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV: February 9, 2020.
  • Pacific Region Meeting Notes, NACD 2019 Summer Meeting, Santa Fe, NM: August 4, 2019.
  • Pacific Region Meeting Minutes, NACD 2019 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX: February 3, 2019
  • Pacific Region Meeting Minutes, NACD 2018 Summer Meeting, Kennewick, WA: September 18, 2018
  • Pacific Region Meeting Minutes, NACD 2018 Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN: January 28, 2018

Recent Monthly Updates:

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Where to Find Your Region Rep:


Please send any resources, job posts, events, blogs, news to share, questions, comments, etc. to Ariel Rivers, ariel-rivers[at]


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