We hold monthly board meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at 9:00 am in the NRCS conference room located at 7830 Meadowlark Way Suite C-1, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815. Our meetings are open to the public. Contact our office if you would like to be on the email list to recieve our meeting Agendas.
We operate under Idaho State Statute 22-2721, conservation district Board Supervisors are locally elected or appointed public officials who serve a (4) year term.
Our board consists of one (1) Chairman/President, one ( 1) Vice Chairman/Vice President, one (1) Secretary/Treasurer and four (4) Supervisors.
Meet Our Board Members
Chairman/President - Ed Pommerening
In 1974 Ed Pommerening worked in the reforestation of the Silver Valley replanting 10,000 acres of barren contaiminated land. He used seedlings that were grown in an underground greenhouse and used container grown seedlings. Ed Pommerening has been the owner of Riverview Timber Service LLC. since 1992. Ed earned a B.S. in Forestry and a M.S. in Forestry Reclamation from the University of Idaho. He has been a Forester and Land Manager for over twenty (20) years and managed over 250,000 acres of timberland. He has also served in the miltary as an Airbourne Ranger and served in Viet Nam and Korea.
Vice Chairman/Vice President - Bob Burke
Bob Burke grew up on a dry land farm in northern Indiana. He moved to Idaho and finished his education at the University of Idaho with a B.S. in Forest Resource Management. Bob has worked for the forest products industry and the Idaho Department of Lands with positions in forest management and wildland fire. He retired from Idaho Department of Lands as an Area Manager. He and his wife are non-industrial private forest landowners actively managing thier 55 acre forest.
Secretary/Treasurer -Stan Thornton
Stan Thornton is a Kootenai County resident who lives on a twenty (20) acre property in Blue Creek/Wolf Lodge area east of Coeur d'Alene. He is a gradutate from N. Michigan with a degree in mathematics. He spent thirty (30) years in the computer field, retiring in 2006 as the director of the computer department for an international non-profit. He and his wife bought thier property in 2001 and moved to Idaho shortly after his retirement. He has taken numerous forest management classes at the U of I extension program. He has also been heavily involved with the Blue Wolf Community Club. Stan has sat on the board since 2017.
Supervisor - Linda Ely
Linda Ely received a B.A. in education from Idaho State University. After several years of teaching, Linda then spent fifteen (15) years in the Garden Center and Nursery business in Coeur d'Alene and served on the Urban Forestry Committee for the City of Coeur d'Alene. Later she was hired by Kootenai County Noxious Weed Control. Linda spent ten (10) years working for Kootenai County Noxious Weed Control, the last five (5) years as Noxious Weed Superintendent. After retiring in 2014, Linda started a small greenhouse business specializing in vegetables suitable for North Idaho and plants native to Idaho.
Supevisor - Laurin Scarcello
Lauarin is a lifetime resident of Idaho and resides on the family ranch in Twin Lakes. The ranch has been continous in agriculture and cattle production since 1910. Owned and leased land total 1500 acres and is a family operation made up of Laurin, four (4) sons, and one (1) daughter. Laurin is super active in the community and sits on several boards or associations such as: Kootenai Shoshone cattle Assoc., Kootenai Shoshone Farm Bureau, USDA FSA Kootenai County - Plummer Office, Kootenai County Aquifer Protection District, Kootenai Shoshone 4H Stock Sale Committee and was the 4H Beef and Swine leader for 25 years.
Supervisor- Robert "Bob" Flagor
Robert "Bob" Flagor is a Kootenai county resident and grew up in a farming community. Bob worked as a diesel mechanic for over twenty (20) years before deciding that he wanted to work in conservation, whereupon he went back to school to get his degree in Environmental Science at the University of Idaho. He has worked for the conservation district since 2001 as the District Administrator and now sits on the board as one of our Supervisors.
Supervisor - Wes Evans
Wes and his wife of forty four years, Randi have three grown children and ten grandchildren. They have been landowners in south Kootenai county for the past thirty years. They operate Kruz Creek Red Angus Ranch, growing hay and pre-bred Red Angus cattle. Wes earned a B.S. Degree and Master Degree in Education from Oregon State University. He is passionate that land and water are essential for life. We are stewards of these resources God created. Good stewardship requires conservative management practices.
Supervisor - John Minichino Jr.
John Minichino, Jr is a resident of Rathdrum, where he resides with his wife and two boys. John is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, with Certified Executive Chef and Certified Culinary Administrator certifications from the American Culinary Federation. John has strong strategic planning skills, extensive leadership operating complex systems, and a responsible approach to detail. As an elected official representing the concerns of his constituent base John is serious about his Oath of Office to support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of Idaho. He works on principle and duty to support local land and property owners and isn't afraid to say no to government waste and bureaucracy. He enjoys meeting with and hearing from the good people of Kootenai County who elected him.