Conservation Innovation Grants Showcase

Monday, July 30
10:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Anasazi on Lower Level West Building
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), in conjunction with SWCS, will again host the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) Showcase at the SWCS Annual Conference. Since 2004, CIG has supported the development of innovative natural resource conservation approaches and technologies on working lands. This year’s showcase includes an overview of the CIG program and three themed panels. The first panel highlights innovations in water management technologies and approaches. The second panel explores CIG projects that address the natural resource challenges of historically underserved producers. The final panel includes presentations from CIG grantees demonstrating innovative technologies for managing dairy waste.

This showcase runs from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM on Monday, July 30. Following the showcase, CIG project posters will be included in the poster presentation session held in the poster display area of the exhibit hall from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) Watershed Assessment Studies Annual Meeting

Wednesday, August 1
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Santa Ana/Sandia Meeting Room
Please join Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Agricultural Research Service (ARS) CEAP scientists to learn about and discuss the CEAP Watershed Assessments, the small watershed studies within CEAP. This year’s meeting will follow a symposium on the general program, featuring a synthesis of key findings and next steps for CEAP watersheds. Presentations in this meeting will feature ongoing ARS CEAP Watershed Assessments (including one new project to learn about), review of the effects of conservation practices that have been measured, and major take-home messages of projects. Group discussions will follow to get input on future directions for CEAP Watershed Assessments. Come learn about the work and share your feedback!

Soil Health Institute’s 3rd Annual Meeting

August 1 - 3, 2018
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
The Soil Health Institute will be holding their 3rd Annual Meeting on August 1-3 following the 73rd SWCS International Annual Conference. Visit the Soil Health Institute's website for registration and hotel information.