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Targeting BMPs Workshop

Targeting Critical Source Areas for Implementation of BMPs

June 5 - 7, 2007 - Nebraska City, NE

The Heartland Regional Water Coordination Initiative's Nutrient and Pesticide Management (NPM) Team hosted a "Targeting Critical Areas for Implementation of Best Management Practices (BMPs)" Workshop at the Lied Lodge and Conference Center, located at the Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City, NE. The BMP workshop was held on June 5 - 7, 2007 and 72 individuals participated. These participants included university researchers as well as state and federal agency personnel.

Steve Hopkins, Iowa DNR - Field Assessment ToolsThe objective of the June workshop was to compile and evaluate BMP targeting and assessment information. This workshop was designed to promote an understanding of BMPs and water quality issues in the Heartland Region, including Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.

This workshop was a follow-up to a January regional roundtable which also addressed BMP targeting and implementation issues. The Roundtable was held for a much smaller audience made up of university faculty, ARS researchers, and EPA staff to report the latest research findings, current projects, and future research. This June workshop was held for a larger audience with the goal of applying this knowledge throughout the Heartland Region.

The NPM team hosted similar workshops regarding Phosphorus BMPs in 2004, Nitrogen BMPs in 2005, and Pesticides in 2006.

Charles Barden, KSU - Riparian Zone AssessmentWorkshop Information:

Workshop Agenda

Workshop Participants

Workshop Speakers and Presentations:

Day 1 - Perspectives on Targeting

Hitting Small and Moving Targets in Watershed ManagementCharles Wortmann, University of Nebraska

EPA Perspective on Targeting BMPsDamon Frizzell, U.S. EPA – Region 7

Targeting In Iowa Water Quality Projects Adam Kiel, Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Designing Conservation Systems to Target Pollutant Transport - Spatial and Temporal ConsiderationsMark Tomer, USDA-ARS

Using Models and Other Tools to Target BMPs in KansasDan Devlin, Kansas State University

Precision Conservation Technology at ISU: Iowa Daily Erosion Project, I-FARM, and the FutureBrian Gelder, Iowa State University

Watershed Assessment Tools, a Preview for Wednesday’s Field PresentationAdam Kiel, Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Day 2 - Perspectives on Targeting Continued

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

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

NRCS Experiences in Targeting of BMPsDavid Griffith, NRCS-NE

Overview of Stream AssessmentCharles Barden, Kansas State University

Nutrient and Pesticide Management WebsiteAmanda Schielke, Kansas State University

The Human Dimension – Production Science is Not EnoughBob Broz, University of Missouri

Targeting BMPS in an Iowa WatershedMarty Braster, Rathbun Regional Water Association, IA

Experiences with Stakeholders in Targeting BMPs in IowaJohn Rodecap, Iowa State University

Day 3 - BMP Implementation

Targeting Atrazine BMPs in the Little Arkansas River WatershedRon Graber, Kansas State University

The Art of Integrating Science and Local Knowledge in Targeting BMPsLois Wright-Morton, Iowa State University

Closing Thoughts - Extension Collaboration with Various Agencies for Improved Implementation of BMPs for Water Quality Protection – Elbert Dickey, University of Nebraska

Photo Gallery:

For Thumbnails of all photos, click here.

Workshop Photos: Presentations, Participants, Etc. ( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 )

Discussion Group Photos ( 1, 2 )

Arbor Day Farm Tour ( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 )

Steve Hopkins Field Presentation ( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 )

Adam Kiel Field Presentation ( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 )

Charles Barden Field Presentation ( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 )

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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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