Carlee Elke, Treasurer of Membership

Carlee Elke serves as the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Coordinator in Spokane Valley, Washington. Ms. Elke joined NRCS in 2008 and has worked in over fifteen diverse Field Office locations throughout North Dakota, West Virginia, Montana, Colorado, and presently Washington. Her professional experience encompasses multiple land uses and ownership types including private, state, tribal, public, and reclaimed lands. She has held the positions of Soil Conservationist, Tribal District Conservationist, Supervisory District Conservationist, and Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Coordinator. Carlee is an advocate of common sense conservation, copious customer service, leveraging conservation partner dollars for additional conservation, and helping conserve working lands and working families. 


Ms. Elke grew up in North Dakota and attended North Dakota State University (NDSU) where she earned her degree in Natural Resources Management with minors in Anthropology, Soil Science, and coursework in Spanish. Her passion and appreciation for conservation, preservation, and sustainability derives from her interest in the outdoors, fly fishing, hiking, and being associated with agriculture all her life. Carlee’s family farms and ranches in North Dakota with their operations consisting of cattle, cover crops, and continuous cropping. In her spare time, she enjoys running marathons and partaking in community organizations and events. Ms. Elke is affiliated with NRCS’s National Civil Rights Advisory Committee to the Chief (NCRACC), Women in NRCS (WiN), American Indian Alaska Native Employees Association (AIANEA), Society for Range Management (SRM), and Spokane Vets on the Farm.