Upcoming Briefing: Making Conservation More Effective – An Assessment of RCPP Projects as a Roadmap for Improving Future Conservation Efforts

Tuesday, July 23, 2:00-3:30 PM
Russell Senate Office Building 188

A briefing by the Northeast-Midwest Institute on Tuesday, July 23 at 2:00PM in Russell Senate Office Building 188 will discuss how conservation programs can be more effective by delving into the specifics of various RCPP projects.  

On June 24th, the Northeast-Midwest Institute released a report that analyzes the implementation of the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) in six watersheds in the Upper Mississippi River Basin.  This assessment of the six projects confirms the vital role of federal funding in initiating or strengthening these collaborations across various sectors from state and local governments to educational institutions, agri-businesses, and environmental organizations. 

This briefing is an opportunity to hear from a panel of experts on the current challenges facing federal conservation efforts, how to overcome them, what this new study says about ongoing conservation efforts, and what a more effective conservation regime could look like in the U.S. through the lens of the RCPP.

  • Aviva Glaser, Director of Agriculture Policy, National Wildlife Federation
  • Adam Tarr, Senior Professional Staff, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
  • Adam Carpenter, Manager – Energy and Environmental Policy, American Water Works Association
  • Dr. Sri Vedachalam, Director of Water, Environmental Policy Innovation Center
  • Eric Heath, Senior Policy Counsel, Northeast-Midwest Institute (moderator)

To RSVP, please email events@nemw.org. 

For more information, please contact Eric Heath, Senior Policy Counsel for the Mississippi River Basin Program at the Northeast-Midwest Institute at eheath@nemw.org.