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:

Send any comments, questions, or ideas to Ariel Rivers, ariel-rivers[at]

Meeting Minutes and Notes:

  • Pacific Region Meeting Notes, Bi-Monthly Zoom Meeting: November 2020.
  • 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:

Sign up HERE for monthly updates. If you have any information to include, please contact Ariel Rivers.  

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]


For information on the Pacific Region meeting, click here.


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