dealing with natural resource issues on a watershed basis

The National Watershed Coalition is a nonprofit organization composed of national, regional, state and local organizations, associations and individuals who advocate using watersheds as the planning and implementation unit when dealing with natural resource problems.

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Dive into the heart of some of NRCS's programs designed to unlock the complexities of portions of the Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations (WFPO) and the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) programs projects. The National Watershed Coalition in partnership with Jones & DeMille Engineering and NRCS staff is sponsoring two upcoming webinars bringing together leading experts and practitioners in engineering, watershed protection and conservation, and watershed planning and implementation.

First, join us on June 18th for "PIFR Mastery: Navigating PIFR Preparation," where you'll discover innovative solutions and gain invaluable insights into the preparation of Preliminary Investigation Feasibility Reports (PIFRs). This session promises to streamline your processes, encourage broad collaboration, and share lessons learned to enhance your project's efficiency and impact.

Then, elevate your expertise with "Unlocking the EWP Program: Strategies for Success," an in-depth exploration of the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program on June 25th. Our experts will guide you through essential strategies, practical tips, and best practices to overcome common challenges to equip you for success in every aspect of the EWP process.

Don't miss these opportunities to connect with industry leaders and peers, transforming your approach and leading the way to successful outcomes.

June 18, 2024 | 1:00 pm (Mountain Time)

PIFR Mastery: Navigating PIFR Preparation

Register Now – June 18th Webinar


June 25, 2024 | 9:30 am (Mountain Time)

Unlocking the EWP Program: Strategies for Success

Register Now – June 25th Webinar


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National Watershed Coalition

National Watershed Coalition

The NWC is a nonprofit Coalition of national, regional, state, and local entities, that advocate dealing with natural resource issues on a watershed basis.

Congrats to Dr. Sherry Britton Hunt upon her selection as President-Elect of ASABE. Dr Hunt is a great supporter of the Watershed Program and a frequent contributor to NWC educational efforts.Congrats to the newly elected officers of the Society. Voted to the Society Board are President-Elect Sherry L. Hunt and Trustees Mari S. Chinn, Bradley Marks, and Mark Wilkins.Joining the Nominating Committee are Yang Tao, Michelle L. Soupir, James H. Dooley, Maynard M. Herron, Jennifer R. Keshwani, Aaron M. Yoder, and Gregory D. Williams. (Also joining the 2024–2025 Board as a Trustee is Travis Esau, president-elect of CSBE-SCGAB.)The ballot item to allow for the addition of a fifth coordination council, the Strategic Initiatives Council, passed overwhelmingly with 91.8% in favor. ... See MoreSee Less
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A pleasure to represent the NWC at the 95th Annual West Texas County Judges and Commissioners Conference today in Amarillo, Texas. We spoke on a panel with former NWC Chair Kevin Burns, Precinct 2 Commissioner, Wise Co. and long time NWC Member John Foster of the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board. All aspects of the USDA Watershed Program including EWP were mentioned from the podium. A good session with a good question or two after the presentation. We’re homeward bound! ... See MoreSee Less
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A good morning in Cordell, Oklahoma celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the first Watershed Program Upstream Flood Control dam completed in the nation. The Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society and the Washita Co. Conservation District pulled together a recognition ceremony headlined by the Watershed Program Champion in Congress..Congressman Frank D. Lucas. Brunch after a photo op at the Courthouse monument which was placed during the 50th year celebration in 1998.OCHS Board Member Larry Caldwell presented excellent remarks covering the history of the Program and the dam. Congressman Lucas provided perspective and the encouragement to continue watershed work in the future. Thanks to the OCHS, Chair Ben Pollard, Larry Caldwell and the board members for the invitation to participate! The NWC appreciates the hard work and history celebrated today. ... See MoreSee Less
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Click your way over to our website and check out the coming events….two excellent webinars are coming soon. The topics include all you want to know and practical information about the NRCS PIFR process and also how to successfully utilize the EWP program. Registration is available through the links on the website. Space is limited so register now! ... See MoreSee Less
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Our Oklahoma friends are out doing pipe inspections today..thanks to the OCC for sharing the post. ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy January 2024! We’ve been in the deep freeze for several weeks around here. With some snow, ice and wind that has made outdoor activity MISERABLE. Some of our Montana, South Dakota and Iowa friends have been sending us time and temp pictures that make our -5 look like child’s play.So…while hanging out by the stove and letting hounds out and in…I’ve been thinking about inspections. More accurately the potential for problems on our structures that freeze/thaw cycles and expanding ice cover can bring. We are very familiar with pipe separation and leaning inlets following extreme winter weather. While now is not the time to be out and about…it is a great time to be planning for spring inspections. Gathering files, rereading recent inspection reports, mapping an efficient route, checking equipment and lining up any additional assistance you need..can all be done indoor while avoiding this wide spread cold. So take heart, warmer temperatures are on the way (we’re up to 33 today🥶😅) and Spring inspections are just around the corner! ... See MoreSee Less
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