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

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Monday, July 18 • 2:15pm - 4:30pm
Watershed and Habitat Protection Opportunities and Southeast Region Experiences

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Learn more about NRCS’ Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Program and USFWS’ Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, and funding opportunities through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Hear from Puerto Rico and North Carolina about their experiences with the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWPP) following recent devastating hurricanes.

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Lisa Knauf Owen

Assistant Executive Director, Oklahoma Conservation Commission
Lisa Knauf Owen is the Assistant Executive Director of the Oklahoma Conservation Commission and has worked for the agency and conservation districts for the past 30 years. She currently serves as Chair of the National Watershed Coalition (NWC). NWC is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) Coalition... Read More →

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John A. Huffman

Chief, Branch of Habitat Restoration, National Wildlife Refuge System, Division of Natural Resources and Conservation Planning
John Huffman leads the Branch of Habitat Restoration, part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Falls Church, Virginia. The Branch oversees the national policy, budget and implementation of voluntary habitat conservation programs including... Read More →

Yilia Baucage-Bou

Caribbean Lead Engineer, USDA-NRCS

David Williams

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

Bryan Evans

North Carolina Association of SWCD

Peter Vivoni

Secretary, East Soil Conservation District, Puerto Rico

Monday July 18, 2022 2:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
San Cristobal EFG