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"From Local to Landscape: A Watershed Based Approach"


Presented by: National Watershed Coalition in Partnership with the Oklahoma
Conservation Commission, Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts and the
Oklahoma Natural Resources Conservation Service

May 15-18, 2011
Renaissance Hotel
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


The National Watershed Coalition (NWC) is a nonprofit coalition founded in May 1989. NWC is made up of national, regional, state, local, and tribal organizations, associations and individuals, that advocate dealing with natural resource problems and issues using the watershed as the planning and operational unit. We advocate using total resource management principles in planning, and believe that the Small Watershed Program, authorized by PL 83-566, is the best management and implementation vehicle available for water and land resource management. We represent the needs of watershed project sponsors. We offer assistance on watershed planning when requested, sponsor biennial conferences, and other special resource workshops and conferences. We believe that proper care of our Nation's resources is a top national priority. Visit NWC at our website www.watershedcoalition.org.


Local, state, tribal, regional, and federal watershed, floodplain, and natural resources program managers and project sponsors will find the conference informative and useful as they address their unique natural resource management concerns. Local community leaders will learn what programs are available to them, and how they can be implemented. Governmental officials will hear from local program managers what works best at the local level and what needs to change. Those involved in land and water resource development, management and protection, and members of non-government organizations (NGOs) and other groups that have an interest in the watershed approach, will gain valuable insight as to the future of these beneficial watershed programs.


Twenty two years after its first national conference the NWC returns to Oklahoma City for the 12th National Watershed Conference. With the State's natural diversity, strong Watershed Program history and one of the most active watershed partnerships in the nation, Oklahoma serves as the perfect backdrop for examining the conference theme "From Local to Landscape: A Watershed Based Approach". The conference will provide an interactive forum to examine the challenges, issues, innovations and policies that are essential to a relevant and viable future for local watershed partners and their projects.

While the value of managing natural resources based on watershed boundaries is widely recognized, larger landscape scale natural resource management through landscape scale program initiatives is a rapidly developing and current trend for Federal programs. To some it may appear that local watersheds, local people and local issues are lost in the larger landscape scale picture. However at the end of the day measurable success at the landscape level results from collective individual actions in the many small watersheds which form these larger landscape areas.

The conference theme encompasses landscape scale water quality and quantity issues as well as USDA Watershed Program specific concerns. The general sessions will offer an array of thought provoking perspectives and challenges. Among our invited speakers are United States Congressman Frank Lucas, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee and USDA-NRCS Chief Dave White.

Concurrent session presenters will address such issues as successful partnerships for watershed protection and restoration, greening flood protection, value added USDA Small Watershed Projects which integrate water quality, water quantity, landscape design and ecosystem restoration.

Additional sessions will address keeping communities safe by integrating flood plain management and dam safety strategies, successful state and local funding strategies for meeting watershed sponsor project responsibilities and case studies in watershed rehabilitation.

Don't miss this opportunity for professional development and personal involvement in shaping the future.

Register before May 1, 2011 and receive a $20.00 discount.

To receive conference room rates at the Renaissance Hotel you must make your reservations by April 25, 2011.

Don't delay, register now!




8:00 AM-6:00 PM Registration
8:45-4:30 PM Oklahoma Tour
12 Noon-5:00 PM Exhibit Set-up
5:30-7:00 PM Exhibitors Mixer


6:45-7:45 AM Complimentary Continental Breakfast
7:00 AM-5:00 PM Registration
8:00-9:30 AM Opening Plenary Session
9:30-10:00 AM Refreshment Break
10:00-11:30 AM Concurrent Sessions
11:45 AM-1:15 PM Luncheon
1:30-5:00 PM Concurrent Sessions
Evening On Your Own


7:00-8:15 AM Complimentary Continental Breakfast
7:00 AM-5:00 PM Registration
8:30-10:00 AM ASABE Watershed Recognition Progam
10:00-11:45 AM Refreshment break
11:45 AM-1:15 PM Luncheon
1:30-5:00 PM Concurrent Sessions
6:00-9:30 PM Oklahoma Night


7:00-8:00 AM Complimentary Continental Breakfast
Registration Desk Closed
8:00-9:30 AM Concurrent Sessions
10:00-11:45 AM Plenary Session
11:45 AM-Noon Closing Session
NWC Awards
Introduction of new NWC Officers

Link to Printable/Mailable Registration Packet

Link to Exhibitors Information and Application

Link to Hotel and Reservations




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