Friday, March 2, 2012

Precision Conservation Conference and Minnesota Chapter Annual Meeting

The Minnesota Chapter annual meeting will be held on March 29, 2012, in conjunction with the Freshwater Society’s day-long conference: “Precision Conservation: Technology Redefining Local Water Quality Practices.” 

Precision conservation effectively and efficiently targets scarce resources to the spots on the landscape where they will do the most good. Learn about the latest technologymuch of it based on LiDAR scanning that pinpoints “sweet spots” where runoff, erosion, and pollution are disproportionately severe and the potential for improvement is disproportionately great. 

Speakers include NRCS chief Dave White; Dr. David Mulla, university soil scientist and a pioneer in employing modern LiDAR- based technology in the service of conservation; Dr. Gerald Van Amburg, president of the Buffalo-Red River Watershed Board; and several other Minnesota expert conservationists sharing rural and urban examples. 

The event will be at Silverwood Park in St. Anthony, Minnesota. Visit the Freshwater Society Web site for a current agenda and registration information. 

The Chapter annual meeting will follow the conference. 


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