2012 State Nutrient Reduction Strategies Web Series
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2012 Webinar Schedule
Feb. 29, 2012
Russ Gibson, Ohio EPA
Building a foundation for meaningful nutrient reduction in Ohio's waters (PDF) (18pp, 800K) February 2012
The latest efforts in the Ohio Nutrient Strategy and the challenges of moving into implementation.
April 11, 2012
Michelle Perez, World Resource Institute
Does Regulating Farmers Work? Lessons from Three Chesapeake Bay State Nutrient Management Laws (PDF) (51pp, 1.7MB) April 2012
Abstract, speaker bio and presentation
Highlights from her dissertation: "Does the policy-making process affect farmer compliance? A three-state case study of nutrient management regulations" and lessons learned about regulating nonpoint source agricultural nutrient pollution.
In 1997, a series of fish kills were linked to the toxic micro-organism Pfiesteria piscicida. In response, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware enacted state laws requiring farmers to obtain and follow a nutrient management plan. To find out how well farmers were following their plans and whether the policy process affected their willingness to comply, Michelle interviewed 60 farmers on the Delmarva Peninsula who grew corn and used poultry manure as a fertilizer. She also interviewed over 60 policy stakeholders and evaluated eight years of compliance data from the state regulatory agencies.
May 23, 2012
Dale Robertson & Faith Fitzpatrick, USGS
Importance of Hydrologic and Spatial Variability for Determining Nutrient Loadings to Agricultural Streams in the Midwest US
Authors: Faith Fitzpatrick, Todd Stuntebeck, Matt Komiskey, Rebecca Carvin, Dale Robertson - USGS, Laura Ward Good -- University of Wisconsin-Madison Soils Department, Robert Hansis -- WI DNR (retired) Faith Fitzpatrick, Research Hydrologist, Fluvial Geomorphology, USGS
June 26, 2012
Jane Hardisty, Indiana State Conservationist, NRCS
Soil health through conservation cropping systems (PDF) (22pp, 2.3MB) June 2012
Sept. 19, 2012
Rebecca Power, Co-Director - Great Lakes Regional Water Program
University of Wisconsin-Extension Environmental Resources Center
Oct. 31, 2012
Two Stage Ditches (PDF) (39p 2.1MB)
Carrie Vollmer-Sanders, The Nature Conservancy
Dr. Jennifer Tank, University of Notre Dame
Matt Williams, The Nature Conservancy