Izaak Walton League of MN 2019 Watershed Summit

While Minnesota is a national leader in water resource protection, today's governance framework surrounding water management has become increasingly specialized and compartmentalized into a diverse array of technical disciplines. To tackle the complex issues facing our modern society, there is a need for a more holistic broad-based paradigm of planning and management that reflects the integrated and interdependent ecological relationships of our natural environment.

Please join us as we explore the need for a broader ecosystems approach to water management planning and implementation in Minnesota. Image


General: $35.00

Students and Fixed income $15, General $35

*Box lunches, coffee and fruit are provided*

To register, click here.

Download the Watershed Summit flyer here.

Draft Agenda:

• 8:45 a.m.– 9 a.m.: Welcome & Introductions—Jill Crafton, Izaak Walton League

• 9 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.: “Natural Capital-The importance of Ecosystem Thinking” — Steve Polasky, U of M

• 9:45 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.: “Wildly Successful Farming—An Ecosystems Approach” — Brian DeVore, Land Stewardship Project

• 10:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.: "The Value of a Healthy Urban Ecology" — Michael Schroeder, Mpls Park Board

• 11:15 a.m.– 11:30 a.m.: Break

• 11:30 a.m. –12:10 p.m.: "Ecological Planning and Decision Making" —Joe Bischoff, Wenck Engineering

• 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.: "Can Functioning Ecosystems Provide Solutions?" — Rep. Rick Hansen, SD 52A

• 1:30 p.m.-2:10 p.m.: "Biological Farming Systems”— Gary Zimmer, Midwestern Bio Ag

• 2:15 p.m.– 2:55 p.m.: "Creating a Community for Safe Drinking Water”—Jeffrey Broberg, Minnesota Well Owners Organization

• 3 p.m.–3:45 p.m.: "Public Trust Doctrine" — Alexandra Klass, U of M

• 3:45 p.m.-4 p.m.: Q & A/Discussion

• 4 p.m.: Adjourn

Other Reading Events this Winter & Spring

This is one in a series of Wildly Successful Farming events:
March 23: Izaak Walton League of MN 2019 Watershed Summit
April 10: Reading at the Lingonberry, Decorah, Iowa
April 11: Presentation at Tallgrass Prairie Center, Cedar Falls, Iowa