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The 2018 Annual meeting will bring some of the most knowledgeable water resource professionals in the state together for a day of information sharing, dynamic conversations, and networking.
MWCC Annual Meeting 2018
Friday, January 12th
Kleffner Ranch, East Helena
MWCC Partner Registration- FREE
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AGENDA: MWCC Annual Meeting 2018 agenda
9:00a Welcome-Eric Trum & Ethan Kunard
9:15a Mark Haggerty, Headwaters Economics- The Economic Benefit of a healthy watershed
10:00a Director’s Panel
Montana watershed groups are a key feature of natural resource management in Montana. We will hear the perspective from state agency directors on the added value of working with local groups as well as partnership opportunities in 2018
- Martha Williams, MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks
- Tom Livers, MT Department of Environmental Quality
- John Tubbs, MT Department of Natural Resource and Conservation
- Ben Thomas, Department of Agriculture
12:30p Defining the Watershed Approach
Over the years, MWCC and members of our network have been asked, “What IS a watershed group?” Well, it’s complicated. MWCC’s directory consists of non-profit organizations, local governments, and tribal governments. But, what do we really have in common? We may vary in our structure and the scope of our activities, but our approach to natural resource management unites us.
We have a unique opportunity to define ourselves in the 2019 legislative session. MWCC will provide an overview of this opportunity, the University of Montana will present data regarding shared principles among the MWCC directory, and meeting attendees can participate in a meeting-wide discussion on defining the watershed approach.
2:45p Local Watershed Panel (attendees waiting confirmation)
Watershed coordinators from across the state will reflect on the day and discuss next steps.
4:00p Reception at the Kleffner Ranch