The Land and Water Resources Department consists of the Land and Water Resources Manager, Real Property Manager, Information Technology and Purchasing Specialist, and GIS/Environmental Compliance Specialist. This Department is responsible for District environmental and natural resource management, water resources planning, real property sales, and geographic information systems.

Planning at KID involves environmental management and compliance, water resources planning and management, and policy analysis.

Contact Seth Defoe, Land and Water Resources Manager, with questions regarding District water resources and general environmental management issues.


Seth Defoe

Seth Defoe joined KID in April 2010 as a GIS Specialist before being promoted to his current position of Land and Water Resources Manager in September 2013.  He has over 14 years of experience working for various levels of government in environmental analysis and geographic information systems. He has held positions with the U.S. Forest Service, the Oregon Department of Revenue, the City of Redmond (Washington), and the City of Troutdale (Oregon). Seth holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography from Oregon State University, and a master’s degree in Environmental Planning from Eastern Washington University.