In tandem with the Beaver Lake Watershed Protection Strategy updates, the Alliance has commissioned a study to develop metrics for watershed management success. We invite you to attend the Alliance Quarterly Speaker Series, Thursday, February 17, at 12 noon – 1 pm by zoom to learn more about this initiative & kick-off 2022 with opportunities for your comments and input. A panel of guest speakers including Dr. Sarah E. Lewis, University of Arkansas – Arkansas Water Resources Center staff including Dr. Brian Haggard and Erin Grantz, & Alliance Executive Director, Becky Roark will present the draft metrics & answer questions
“This will be a great opportunity for the community to provide input & feedback for how we measure success in water quality efforts & better assist a growing region,” states Roark. “We are thrilled to have local expertise to assist with this project, & need landowners, water quality professionals, conservation groups, businesses, industry folks, higher education professionals & government staff to participate in this important next step.”
Identifying key metrics of success for the Beaver Lake Watershed Protection Strategy will not only help to achieve and support an adaptive management approach in watershed activities but will also provide a framework for other groups looking to achieve similar goals. In addition, watershed success metrics can help bring together science with decision-making, to advance a watershed-based management approach.
A series of public meetings will be held to gain local stakeholder feedback & perspectives throughout the process. This Speaker Series will serve as the kickoff for public comments. Funding for this initiative has been generously provided by the Walton Family Foundation, and the project is set to conclude by June 2022.This event is sponsored by the Walton Family Foundation & Beaver Water District.
Contact the Alliance at 479-750-8007 or email@example.com for questions about the workshop