Networking Forums

The CTD is building and hosting a number of networking forums for different planning disciplines and expertise. Check in often to see what new groups have been added. 

If you would like to create/host a forum group, please send us a note and we will build the idea with you: info@wactd.org 

CTD Networking Forums are intended for current Washington conservation district employees.  If you are interested in joining in a forum and are not a current WA CD employee, please reach out!

2nd Wednesday of every other month - 1pm-2:30pm

No need to register, just log on the day of the meeting: Join HERE

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Having a leadership and/or management position at your District can often feel like a lonely and challenging role, but you are not alone! The CTD, WSCC, WADE, and WACD have come together to bring you the Building Better Leadership and Management Learning Community. The goal of this monthly series is to introduce different management/leadership related topics and provide information, insight, strategies and discussion amongst peers. Together we can build a better community of District leaders now and into the future. 


Cover Crop Networking Forum

3rd Tuesday in Feb, Jul, Nov - 2pm-3pm 

No need to register, just log on the day of the meeting: JOIN HERE. CTD Networking Forums are intended for current Washington conservation district employees.  If you are interested in joining in a forum and are not a current WA CD employee, please reach out!

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Join Conservation District planners from around the state at the "Cover Crop Networking Forum" to connect, share, and learn. Topics will be presented to the group for discussion and sharing, but you ideas are appreciated! 

Hosted by: Alison Nichols, Pierce CD

Dairy Planner Networking Forum

2nd Tuesdays in Feb, May, Aug, Nov - 11:00am-noon 

If you are interested in joining the Dairy Planner networking forum, please reach out!

Join Conservation District dairy planners from around the state in the "Dairy Planner Networking Forum" to connect, share, and advocate needs. We will share available resources, discuss training and tool needs, and create connections with each other. This will be a regular, quarterly series shaped by your input and needs. 

What is one topic you would like to cover? SUBMIT HERE (or use embedded form below)

Hosted by: Eric Schuh, Snohomish CD and Megon Weldon, King CD 

Farm Planner Networking Forum

2nd Wednesdays in Mar, Jun, Sept, Dec - 10:30am-noon 

No need to register, just log on the day of the meeting:  JOIN ZOOM HERECTD Networking Forums are intended for current Washington conservation district employees.  If you are interested in joining in a forum and are not a current WA CD employee, please reach out!

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Join Conservation District farm planners from around the state at the "Farm Planner Networking Forum" to connect, share, and learn. Hot topics will be presented to the group for discussion and sharing. This will be a quarterly series shaped by your input and needs. 

What is one topic you would like to cover? SUBMIT HERE 

Hosted by: Bobbi Lindemulder, Snohomish CD 

Plant Sale Networking Forum

3rd Tuesdays in Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Jul, Oct, Dec - 1pm-2pm 

Please REGISTER for the Forum Series.  CTD Networking Forums are intended for current Washington conservation district employees.  If you are interested in joining in a forum and are not a current WA CD employee, please reach out!

Join your fellow Plant Sale organizers from around the State to share new ideas, challenges and tips & tricks.  Topics will be presented to the group for discussion and sharing, and we encourage you to bring your questions!  This will be a quarterly series tackling timely topics throughout the yearly Plant Sale cycle. 

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Riparian Planner Networking Forum

3rd Wednesdays in Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct - 10:30am - noon 

No need to register, just log on the day of the meeting: JOIN ZOOM HERE   CTD Networking Forums are intended for current Washington conservation district employees.  If you are interested in joining in a forum and are not a current WA CD employee, please reach out!

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Join Conservation District Riparian planners from around the State in the "Riparian Planner Networking Forum" to connect and share. This is a regular, quarterly series shaped by your input and needs. 

Hosted by: Drew Schuldt, Palouse CD & Thomas Bulthuis, Snohomish CD

What topics would you like to see covered at the Riparian Forum meetings? Let us know HERE

Smartsheet Networking Forum

No Smartsheet Forum dates currently on the schedule -- WE NEED YOUR HELP!

The Smartsheet Forum needs a champion!   We're are exploring some new ideas for sharing Smartsheet information outside of the forum; short (2min) training videos, a Help Line, and more.  If you have ideas or would like to be involved, please reach out!  Email training@wactd.org.

Many Districts are adopting Smartsheet, but need support, ideas, and more information on the functions of Smartsheet. This group will provide a community space for Districts to learn, share, and advance our Smartsheet skills together! 

Stump an Engineer Networking Forum

STUMP AN ENGINEER

Last Thursday of the month, 8:30am - 10:00am

No December Meeting - Happy Holidays!

No need to register, just log on the day of the meeting: JOIN HERE.  

Hosted by: Summer Dougherty & Ryan Bartelheimer, Snohomish CD

Snohomish CDs Engineer Team is offering a monthly drop in event for all CD staff where you may try to 'Stump an Engineer' with your questions.  No need to be an engineer, or be a part of the Snohomish CD cluster.  Come one, come all!  Drop in as your schedule allows and ask questions about upcoming or current projects, next steps in the planning process,  get to know you questions, other engineer related questions, or just say Hi!

If you would like to join the  Stump an Engineer Forum Email List, you can SIGN UP HERE

If you are served by the Snohomish CD Engineering cluster, you can keep up-to-date on your project progress and submit requests for engineering services here:


NEW! Water Resource Networking Forum

Water Resource Forum  

First session for this forum will be Monday, April 22, 2024 @ 1pm - 2pm. 
A monthly, recurring date will be announced soon!

No need to register, just join the meeting HERE.   CTD Networking Forums are intended for current Washington conservation district employees.  If you are interested in joining in a forum and are not a current WA CD employee, please reach out!


The Conservation Commission’s water resource staff will be hosting a new water resource forum. This forum will be virtual and open to all conservation district staff and supervisors. The format of the forum will center around preset and/or requested agenda topics, open discussion, topic presentations, and collaboration. Some potential topics might include water resource issues-local and statewide, SCC and other programming and funding, conservation techniques and approaches, strategic needs, drought resiliency and response, climate change impacts on local agriculture, and any other water topic of interest.

Have a question or topic you'd like to cover at the forum?  Please email Jon Culp with your ideas.

Hosted by: Jon Culp, Water Resources Program Manager, WSCC  

Wildfire & Forestry Networking Forum

The Forestry Forum is now the Wildfire & Forestry Forum!   

Second Wednesdays in July, October, January and April @ 9am - 10am

Forum this Wednesday, April 11 will begin at 9:30am!

No need to register, just join the meeting HERE.   CTD Networking Forums are intended for current Washington conservation district employees.  If you are interested in joining in a forum and are not a current WA CD employee, please reach out!

Join Conservation District wildfire mitigation (“firewise”) and forestry practitioners from around Washington to connect, share, and learn. We will share and learn what’s working, what’s challenging, and what needs are emerging in the areas of reducing wildfire hazards to individual homes and small communities, non-commercial forestry, small woodland assessments, and related topics. Are you looking for BMPs in laying out a community wildfire project? Have a “war story” to share about running a chipping program? Let’s talk! This will be a quarterly series shaped by our needs and inputs in this increasingly important area of work. 

Have a topic idea you'd like to cover? SUBMIT HERE

Hosted by: Dan Richardson, Underwood CD and ...You??  Contact training@wactd.org if you are interested in co-hosting this forum!