OACD Area Meetings 2007
“When Disaster Strikes – Conservation Districts Respond”
Local Conservation Representatives Attend the 2007 Area Meetings of the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts, cosponsored by the Oklahoma Conservation Commission.
Conservation leaders discuss issues relevant to Oklahoma at the Area Meetings of the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts (OACD) held in across the state Oct. 31 – Nov. 15. “When Disaster Strikes – Conservation Districts Respond,” the theme for the meetings for Oklahoma’s conservation district directors and employees and employees of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, reflecting dramatic and unusual weather events that threatened the state this year. Discussion range from the Verdigris River flooding in northeast Oklahoma to the pounding that Tropical Storm Erin gave Caddo, Blaine and Kingfisher Counties in western Oklahoma.
Representatives from two U.S. Department of Agriculture agencies, the Farm Services Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service, outline federal programs designed to help with weather-related disasters as well as eligibility criteria. Assistant State Climatologist Gary McManus presents findings on data collected worldwide regarding climate change.