The Soil and Water Conservation Society held its 74th Annual International Conference, titled Bridging the Divide: Uniting Rural and Urban Landscapes for Conservation. The conference ran from July 28 -31, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
During this conference, the Southern New England Chapter was presented with a Chapter Achievement Award, in recognition of significant achievements through a single activity conducted during the year. We were recognized for our Erosion & Sediment Control Fall Field Day Workshops.
At the conference, President of the chapter Dr. Timothy Randhir presented papers on various soil and water conservation issues, including presentations on:
- Forest Cover and Water Quality in Tropical Agriculture Watersheds
- An Ecohydrological Assessment of Potential Impacts of Climate Change on the Herpetofauna in the Connecticut River Watershed
Treasurer of the chapter Ms. Christine Odiaga presented a poster on the Herring River Restoration Project (pictured below), which proposes to incrementally restore 1000+ acres of estuary that has been severely degraded since installation of a dike across the mouth of the tidal river in 1909.
Abstracts are available here.
Get ready for the 2020 SWCS 75th Annual International Conference –
Expanding Horizons: Where Conservation Meets Innovation
July 26 – 29, 2020
Des Moines, Iowa