CTD Mission and Leadership

The Center for Technical Development (CTD) was created for the purpose of ensuring that Conservation Districts and employees have the proper tools and expertise to consistently plan and implement conservation programs in collaboration with the Washington State Conservation Commission (WSCC), Conservation Districts in Washington State, Washington Association of District Employees (WADE), the Washington Association of Conservation Districts (WACD), and other key conservation partners.

CTD Mission and Purpose

The CTD started as a small group of passionate District staff from around the state who believe in helping advance and support the professional and technical needs of CD staff. Our goals are to:

    • Provide resources for District employees to utilize to improve their skills and knowledge
    • Identify opportunities for streamlined systems that all Districts can take advantage of
    • Establish priorities and identify where state Conservation Districts can grow to ensure they remain a well-informed resource for landowners

The Washington State Conservation Commission (WSCC) established the Center for Technical Development (CTD) for the purpose of ensuring that Washington State Conservation Districts have the proper technical expertise and support to consistently plan and implement conservation programs. CTD is implemented in collaboration with the Washington State Conservation Commission (WSCC), Conservation Districts across Washington State, Washington Association of Conservation Districts (WACD), Washington Association of District Employees (WADE), USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and other key conservation partners.

The vision of the CTD, as acknowledged by WSCC, is that quality technical assistance, programs, and guidance provided by Districts will foster greater natural resource protection and stewardship by land managers and the communities within which they operate. Districts should be provided proper support and recognized for their professional staff members who possess the technical proficiency, knowledge, and expertise necessary to properly assist land users via statewide training and certification programs. Continuing research and development support will improve technical assistance program delivery, while support for planning consistency and high level performance will aid in professional development of staff. Evaluation of the effectiveness of work and services will be demonstrated through improvement of natural resources.

CTD Charter and Work Plan

The CTD has created a Charter that outlines the structure and membership of the group. We also create an annual plan of work every fiscal year. You can find both documents below.

CTD_Charter_020818.pdf

CTD Charter

Charter updated February 2019

CTD FY20 Work Plan.pdf

CTD Annual Plan of Work

FY20 Plan of Work updated July 2019

CTD Leadership

The CTD wouldn't exist without a lot of great people working and supporting the group. We would like to acknowledge the Leadership and Advisory Members for their dedication and efforts.

Current CTD Leadership Team:

Washington State Conservation Commission (WSCC) Advisor/Liaison

Join Us!

The CTD is always looking for ideas, leaders, and those who want to work with us on fun projects and meaningful products. If you would like to explore joining the CTD, or have a topic/project you would like to present for work, please let us know via the survey below, or email us at info@wactd.org. Thanks for your interest!

SURVEY LINK (coming soon)