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Impact Assessment Roundtable

Impact Assessment and Achievements in Water Quality Protection

January 23-24, 2008 - Nebraska City, NE

The Heartland Water Quality Coordination Initiative's Nutrient and Pesticide Management (NPM) Team hosted an "Impact Assessment and Achievements in Water Quality Protection" Roundtable at the Lied Lodge and Conference Center, located at the Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City, NE. This roundtable was held on January 23-24, 2008.

The Impact Assessment Roundtable consisted of 34 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, Pesticides in 2006, and Targeting BMPs in 2007. 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: Coming Soon

Introduction by Charles Barden, Kansas State University

Why is Assessment Important for Region 7?Margaret Stockdale and Damon Frizzell, U.S. EPA – Region 7

NRCS Impact Assessment MethodologiesMike Kucera, Nebraska NRCS

Achievements of Heartland Region CEAP Projects

Assessing the Impact of a Strategic Approach to Implementation of Conservation PracticesNathan Nelson, Kansas State University

Effectiveness of Irrigated Crop Management Practices in Reducing Groundwater Nitrate ConcentrationsRoy Spalding, University of Nebraska

Watershed Scale Evaluation of Soil and Water Conservation Practices in the Goodwater Creek WatershedClaire Baffaut, University of Missouri

Economic and Water Quality Effects of Multiple Conservation Practices in Three Midwest Watershed – Catherine Kling, Iowa State University - Dr. Kling provided two publications, Publication 1, Publication 2

USDA-ARS CEAP Watershed Assessment Studies in IowaMark Tomer, USDA-ARS

USDA-ARS CEAP Watershed Assessment Studies in MissouriBob Lerch, USDA-ARS

Development of Performance Indicators: Process and OutcomesJohn Lory, University of Missouri

Methods to Measure Success: Assessment ToolsAdam Kiel, Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Day 2 - Making an Impact on Current Conditions

Documenting Change: Involving Landowners and Farm Managers in Making a
Lois Wright-Morton, Iowa State University

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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