HOOSIER CHAPTER FALL MEETING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Protecting, Enhancing and Restoring Native Pollinator Habitat 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Angel Mounds

8215 Pollack Avenue; Evansville, IN  47715 

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. Central Time

Pollinators are in trouble due to loss and degradation of habitat, natural disease, predation, pesticides, herbicides and adverse weather. As conservation professionals we often work with private landowners who are seeking to provide, improve or restore habitat.

Join your colleagues at the annual Hoosier Chapter meeting to learn more about the importance of native pollinator habitat, recommended pollinator plants, large scale pollinator habitat, urban pollinator habitat and more. Speakers will include Hamilton Heath, US Fish and Wildlife Service; Jane Hardisty, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; John Foster, Wessleman Woods; Cris Hochwender, PhD, University of Evansville; Pam Locker, Oaklyn Meadow; and Deborah Schade, Oaklyn Meadow.

As part of our annual meeting an awards luncheon will be held to recognize outstanding conservation efforts, service to the Chapter, and our student scholarship winner.

Registration Deadline—November 10th

Register at:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/swcs-hoosier-chapter-fall-meeting-2015-tickets-18685781676 or contact Becky Fletcher at 317-295-5825 or becky_fletcher@sbcglobal.net

$30 SWCS members/ $50 nonmembers (includes snacks and awards luncheon)
$20 Students (scholarships available— contact Curtis Knueven)
$20 Retirees/Spouses
(Registrations after November 10th, add $10)
For more information about the workshop email Curtis Knueven, Professional Development Chair at curtis.knueven@in.usda.gov
 
For directions to Angel Mounds, go to http://mapq.st/1umLNx9

 

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The Chapter Development and Administration Committee is leading an effort to review and update our strategic plan this year. This plan is very important as it is used to direct the chapter’s budget and plan of work for the next five years. The Hoosier Chapter has a strong history of developing and implementing its strategic plan. This is where you, the member, comes in hand. We need a coordinator, to help facilitate the creation of the 2016 – 2020 Strategic Plan. You do not need any prior experience. Now is the time to get involved in the Hoosier Chapter! If interested please let me know by emailing scott.wags@gmail.com

Take a look at our current plan here.

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The Hoosier Chapter has announced the 2015 Conservation Scholarship.  

The scholarship program is intended to encourage qualified students to increase their interest in conservation, to obtain technical competence in some area of conservation, and to pursue a career in this area of endeavor.

The application can be found here.

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Hoosier Chapter Awards

  • CONSERVATION ACCOMPLISHMENT AWARD (GROUP/INDUSTRY/BUSINESS)
  • CONSERVATION ACCOMPLISHMENT AWARD (INDIVIDUAL)
  • EDUCATION AND INFORMATION AWARD
  • OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE HOOSIER CHAPTER AWARD

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Science of Soil

Joel Brown, National Ecological Site Team Leader, recently worked with the New Mexico State University Soil and Environmental Science Department and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture through a Hispanic Serving Institution grant to develop a series of videos.  The videos are intended to attract and retain undergraduate students to soil science.  The five videos can be found at http://scienceofsoil.org/

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