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Welcome to the 2022 Summer Conservation Forum and Tour & Southeast Region Meeting of the National Association of Conservation Districts! 

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Featured Speakers

avatar for Bradley Doorn, Ph.D.

Bradley Doorn, Ph.D.

NASA Applied Science Program of the Earth Science Division
Program Manager for Water Resources and Agriculture
avatar for Fernando Lloveras San Miguel

Fernando Lloveras San Miguel

Para la Naturaleza
President


Speakers

avatar for Robert J. Mayer, Ph.D. , CERP

Robert J. Mayer, Ph.D. , CERP

University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla
Professor, Dept. of Natural Sciences
avatar for Nora Alvarez-Berríos

Nora Alvarez-Berríos

Caribbean Climate Hub
Research Associate
avatar for Brenda Torres Barreto

Brenda Torres Barreto

San Juan Bay Estuary Program
Executive Director
YB

Yilia Baucage-Bou

USDA-NRCS
Caribbean Lead Engineer
avatar for Ramón González Beiró

Ramón González Beiró

Puerto Rico Department of Agriculture
Secretary of Agriculture
avatar for Gary Blair

Gary Blair

NACD
Secretary-Treasurer
avatar for Jennifer Brooks

Jennifer Brooks

National Conservation Foundation
NCF-Envirothon Program Manager
avatar for Jennifer Casey

Jennifer Casey

Duval Soil and Water Conservation District
Chair
avatar for Ricardo J. Colon

Ricardo J. Colon

NRCS
Caribbean Area Biologist
avatar for Stafford Crossman

Stafford Crossman

University of the Virgin Islands School of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service
Associate Director and Extension Assistant Professor
avatar for Michael Crowder

Michael Crowder

NACD
President
avatar for Luis A. Cruz-Arroyo

Luis A. Cruz-Arroyo

USDA-NRCS
Caribbean Director
CC

Courtney Curenton-Baker

Alabama Association of Conservation Districts
Operations and Outreach Manager
avatar for Rachel Edwards

Rachel Edwards

NACD
Stewardship and Education Coordinator
BE

Bryan Evans

North Carolina Association of SWCD
KE

Kayleigh Evans

Southeast Conservation District Employees Association
President
avatar for Magaly Figueroa

Magaly Figueroa

International Institute of Tropical Forestry, USDA-USFS
AD for State and Private Forestry Programs
avatar for Gladys M. González-Martínez, Ph.D.

Gladys M. González-Martínez, Ph.D.

University of Puerto Rico (UPR) at Mayagüez
Ad Honorem Professor
avatar for John A. Huffman

John A. Huffman

National Wildlife Refuge System, Division of Natural Resources and Conservation Planning
Chief, Branch of Habitat Restoration
JJ

Jack Jeworski

Ecosystem Service Market Consortium
Business Development Director
avatar for Iván Llerandi-Román

Iván Llerandi-Román

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office
Supervisory Fish & Wildlife Biologist
JL

Joe Lomax

NACD Coastal RPG
Chair
avatar for Raúl E. Macchiavelli

Raúl E. Macchiavelli

College of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico
Dean and Director
LM

Lisa Marochak

Durham County SWCD, North Carolina
Senior Administrative Officer & Education Coordinator
avatar for Dr. H. Nolo Martinez

Dr. H. Nolo Martinez

Mano-Y-ola
Co-President
SM

Steven Meeks

NACD
Southeast Region Chair
avatar for Positive T.A. Nelson

Positive T.A. Nelson

Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture
Commissioner of Agriculture
avatar for Gabriela Morales Nieves

Gabriela Morales Nieves

USDA-USFS
Land Management Planner in El Yunque National Forest
IO

Isela Ortiz

Southwest Soil Conservation District
Administrator
avatar for Lisa Knauf Owen

Lisa Knauf Owen

Oklahoma Conservation Commission
Assistant Executive Director
avatar for Tim Palmer

Tim Palmer

NACD
Immediate Past President
LP

Lorette Picciano

Rural Coalition
Executive Director
NR

Nick Reinke

HabiTerre
Chief Executive Officer
KR

Kenesha Reynolds, Ph.D.

Rural Coalition
Technical Assistance Specialist
MS

Marcos Saliceti

Caribe Soil Conservation District, Puerto Rico
Agronomist
avatar for José L. Sánchez

José L. Sánchez

Victus Puerto Rico's Prosperity Farmers Project
Executive Director
avatar for Yasiel A. Figueroa Sánchez

Yasiel A. Figueroa Sánchez

Protectores de Cuencas, Inc.
Environmental Consultant & GIS Specialist
JV

Joel Vega

NACD Board of Directors
Puerto Rico Representative
PV

Peter Vivoni

East Soil Conservation District, Puerto Rico
Secretary
DW

David Williams

Division of Soil and Water Conservation, NC Department of Agriculture
Deputy Director