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Targeting BMPs Roundtable

Targeting Critical Source Areas for Implementation of BMPs

January 9-10, 2007 - Nebraska City, NE

The Heartland Water Quality Coordination Initiative's Nutrient and Pesticide Management (NPM) Team hosted a Targeting Critical Areas for Implementation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) Roundtable at the Lied Lodge and Conference Center, located at the Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City, NE. This roundtable was held on January 9-10, 2007.

The BMP Roundtable consisted of 28 participants from IA, KS, MO, and NE. These participants included university researchers and state and federal agency personnel. The NPM team hosted a similar Roundtable in 2004 regarding Phosphorus BMPs, Nitrogen BMPs in 2005, and Pesticides in 2006. Each of these roundtables were followed by a summer workshop.

Roundtable Information and Presentations are listed below.

Roundtable Agenda

Roundtable Participants


Roundtable Speakers and Presentations:

Introduction by Dan Devlin, Kansas State University

Hitting small and moving targets in watershed managementCharles Wortmann, University of Nebraska Lincoln

Using Watershed Models, GIS, and Remote Sensing to Target BMPs

Targeting within Landscapes and Watersheds to Improve Conservation EffectivenessMark Tomer, USDA-ARS, Ames, IA and Matt Helmers, ISU

Using a Bidding Process to Target BMP ImplementationCraig Smith, Kansas State University

Using Soil and Land Data in Targeting Pesticide Use BMPs – Maribeth Milner and Pat Shea, University of Nebraska Lincoln

Using Models and Other Tools to Target BMPs in the Blue River Basin of Kansas and NebraskaJeff Neel, Kansas State University

Using Remote Sensing to Identify Vulnerable Areas and Target BMPs – Don Rundquist, CALMIT

Using Remote Sensing to Identify Vulnerable Areas and Target BMPS: Iowa Daily Erosion Project - Brian Gelder, Iowa State University

Targeting BMPs Using Watershed Models in Missouri Claire Baffaut and Steve Anderson, University of Missouri

Using Spatial Information on Land Values in Targeting Conservation PracticesSteve Shultz and Nick Schmitz, University of Nebraska Omaha

Placement of buffers, riparian area types, and other BMPs

Assessing Riparian Areas - Charles Barden, Kansas State University

Topographic Effects on Sediment Trapping in Riparian Buffers - Dean Eisenhauer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Placement of Buffers - Matt Helmers, Iowa State University

Experience in Targeting BMPs: The People and The Land

The Human DimensionBob Broz, University of Missouri

Experiences with Stakeholders in Targeting of BMPsJohn Rodecap, Iowa State University

Rathbun Lake Watershed: Targeting Land(owners) for BMPs - Marty Braster, Rathbun Regional Water Association, IA

Targeting Best Management PracticesDavid Griffith, NRCS-Nebraska

Targeting In Iowa Water Quality PracticesUbbo Agena, Iowa DNR

Photo Gallery

Image 1 - Entire group during discussion portion of a presentation.

Image 2 - Claire Baffaut presents a question for Craig Smith.

Image 3 - Entire group during discussion portion of a presentation by Jeff Neel.

Image 4 - Entire group during discussion portion of a presentation.

Image 5 - John Rodecap, Susan Brown, Ubbo Agena and Brian Gelder.

Image 6 - David Griffith, Steve Shultz, Nick Schmitz and Mike Kucera.

Image 7 - Charles Wortmann, Steve Anderson, Bill Kurtz and Claire Baffaut.

Image 8 - June Workshop Breakout discussion group.

Questions/Comments: Amanda Schielke, Kansas State University

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- This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement No. 2008-51130-19526.

Photograph by Tom Schultz, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Iowa State University

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