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Monday. June 3, 2019 

9:00 - 11:00am 

NRCS Pre-Meeting

QuickBooks for New Users


11:15am - 12:40pm
Opening Lunch & Conservation Presentation 

12:40 - 1:00pm 
Conservation Partnership Group Photo and Stretch Break

1:00 - 2:00pm 
Breakout Sessions A
- MAEAP Program Update

- Building a Foundation of Support

- Monarch and Pollinators - National/Regional Plans and MI Program Overview

- MDEQ Wetlands, Lakes and Streams Program Overview

- Oak Wilt (Tentative)

- Qualified Forest Act and PA116 - Facts for Your Land Owners

2:15 - 3:15pm
Breakout Sessions B

- MAEAP Program Update 

- Michigan Cultural Digital Mapping Project

- Habitat Management for Monarchs and Wild Bee Population Trends and How You Can Help

- Planning and Running a Ballot Question Campaign

- Understanding the Threat of Invasive Carp

- Conservation Tillage

- Conducting a Local Working Group Meeting

3:45 - 5:15pm
Breakout Sessions C

- Conservation Planner Certification

- Maple River Watershed Regional Conservation Partnership (RCPP) - Working with Landowners to Address Surface Water Quality and Groundwater Exchange

- Monarch and Pollinators - Habitat Establishment and Management (Rural/Ag and Urban/Suburban)

- Stories of Success: A Panel Discussion from Successful Milage Campaigns

- Director Roundtable

- Tree Sales 101

5:30 - 7:30pm
Expanded Social Hour Event


  Tuesday, June 4, 2019

7:00 - 8:00am

 (Ticket purchase required)

7:00 - 8:00am
Breakfast Roundtable - Tree Sales
(Ticket purchase required, if eating)

8:00 - 9:00am
Breakout Sessions A

- Engineering Answers for Conservation

- Building Productive Teams

- Michigan Conservation District Natural Resource Assessments

- USDA-NRCS Agreements - The Path to Effective Cooperative Working Relationships

- Wetland Reserve Easements, Eligibility and Purpose

9:15 - 10:15am
Breakout Sessions B

- Worker Protection Standards

- Grants 101

- Cooperative Monarch and Pollinator Programs

- Hemlock Woolly Adelgid - State and Partner Actions

- Getting the Most Out of Web Soil Survey for Healthy Soil Planning

- Maximize Conservation Through Employee Development

10:45 - 12:15pm
Breakout Sessions C

- Personal Safety & De-escalation for Conservation Professionals

- Show Me the Money! Developing Diverse Financial Resources for Your District

- Prescribed Burn Plan Writing

- QuickBooks for Intermediate Users

- Invasive Species Updates

- Soil Health and Conservation Planning

12:30 - 1:45pm
Closing Lunch and Conservation Partnership Presentations



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Date: June 4 - 5, 2018 

Location: Bay City, DoubleTree by Hilton

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