– Amanda Minks, DNR
Adaptive management and water quality trading may be primarily geared toward helping wastewater dischargers meet phosphorus limits, but these tools may present opportunities for Wisconsin farmers and for the land conservation staff who advise them. A webinar series starting in December 2013 is aimed at helping LCD staff and others learn more about these approaches and whether they are a good option to achieve conservation and other goals. The webinars complement the guidance documents we released earlier this year for adaptive management and water quality trading. We hope you’ll join us for the live webcasts or view them later at your convenience. We believe that LCDs can help achieve their conservation mission while finding valuable allies and ultimately funding sources as a result of adaptive management and water quality trading partnerships.
• Webinar 1- Introduction to Water Quality Trading and Adaptive Management • Date: 12/17/2013 • Time: 9-10:30 am
• Webinar 2- Finding and Quantifying Offsets for Water Quality Trading and Adaptive Management • Date: 1/22/2014 • Time: 9-10:30 a.m.
• Webinar 3- Developing a Successful Trading or Adaptive Management Plan • Date: 3/19/2014 • Time: 9-10:30 a.m.
• Webinar 4- Implementing and Verifying Offsets for Trading and Adaptive Management • Date: 4/9/2014 • Time: 9-10:30 a.m.
If you’re interested in participating in the webinar series or in downloading available guidance, visit http://dnr.wi.gov/, keywords “adaptive management” or “water quality trading.” Adaptive management or water quality trading questions may also be submitted in advance of the webinars to Amanda.Minks@Wisconsin.gov, 608-264-9223. An adaptive management and water quality trading presentation will also be offered at the WLWCA annual conference in March