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Professional development through workshops and conferences.

November 28-December 2, 2006

Conservation Planning Course, Hugh Hammond Bennett Chapter

The SWCS Hugh Hammond Bennett Chapter will conduct a training session for Modules 6 to 9 of NRCS' Conservation Planning course in Raleigh, North Carolina. The one-week course includes classroom and field exercises in the conservation planning process. Participants will develop a conservation plan during the training. Course prerequisites include the successful completion of Modules 1-5 of the NRCS' Conservation Planning course, on line at: Participants must have USDA e-authentication to get credit for Modules 6 to 9. Other prerequisites include the ability to do the following: identify common forage grasses and legumes; use a soil survey; know how to do RUSLE calculations; be able to use an Abney level or clinometer, and know how to interpret features on an aerial photograph.

For more information about the course please contact Maurice Cook at

November 30-December 1, 2006

Wyoming vegetation: A 360 degree view, Wyoming Chapter

The Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) Wyoming Chapter will jointly meet with the Society for Range Management (SRM) at the Parkway Plaza in Casper. A workshop highlighting local adaptation and seed transfer zones will precede the meeting. The conference will feature issues on climate change, weed control, bond release, Wyoming plant communities, rangeland problem solving forum, and demonstrations of rangeland related equipment will be on exhibition in the hall. Banquet speakers, Joe Crofts and Mike Buchanan, will do a presentation on the wild horses program in Wyoming and luncheon speaker Dorene Ludvig will present a pioneer women's perspective on the crossing of the plains.

For additional information and obtaining a registration form, visit:

December 2, 2005

Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter Winter Meeting

The chapter's winter meeting will be the last meeting of the year and will begin with dinner at 6:00 p.m. and followed by an auction, election of officers and the annual awards program. More details will be provided as they become available.

For more information, contact John D. Mikulcik at (270) 762-3327.

July 22-26, 2006

SWCS International Conference

This 2006 environmental management conference will be held at the Keystone Resort in Keystone, Colorado. The SWCS annual conference brings together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers at all levels of government, along with a broad cross-section of other interest groups, to explore current issues in natural resource management and planning.

For more information, go to

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Date:Nov 1, 2005
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