November 2014: Restoring Health and Function to America’s Heartland with Prairie Strips

Prairie strips is an agricultural conservation practice being developed by the STRIPS team at Iowa State University. Originally researched through a field experiment at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, it's now proving to be cost-effective way to blend production and conservation goals on private, commercial farms in the Midwest. Prairie strips harness the productivity, stability, and benefits of the historically dominant ecosystem that once blanketed the Midwest. Today they're helping to build farming systems that produce clean water, wildlife and wonder in addition to food, feed, fiber and fuel. Tune into this webinar to learn more about prairie strips in concept and application.

Join Dr. Lisa Schulte-Moore, Iowa State University; and Lisa Brush, The Stewardship Network as they present on this important stewardship topic.

Dr. Lisa Schulte-Moore - Dr. Lisa Schulte Moore is an Associate Professor of natural resource ecology and management at Iowa State University (ISU). She studies human-landscape interactions and is one of the lead investigators on the STRIPS project. She is also co-owner of a family farm in Wisconsin that is under active restoration. Lisa was awarded ISU's Early Career Award in Teaching in 2007, is a Fellow with Stanford University's Leopold Leadership Program, is a member of the "Rapid Response Team" of the Ecological Society of America, and is on the board of trustees of the Iowa Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. For more information see: http://www.nrem.iastate.edu/landscape/ or follow her on Twitter @lschultemoore.

Lisa Brush - Executive Director, The Stewardship Network. Lisa has been leading collaborative conservation initiatives in the nonprofit environmental sector for over two decades. In her role as co-founder and Executive Director of The Stewardship Network she has engaged thousands of professionals and volunteers in identifying community and conservation needs of the 21st century and determining strategic support The Network can provide. She has managed and overseen grant projects from federal and state agencies, as well as family and private foundations. She has been involved in all aspects of organizational management including foundation/agency relationships, grant based project funding, budget tracking, contract negotiation, implementation, accountability, project reporting and staff and board development. Lisa has facilitated strategic planning sessions, focus groups, citizen task forces, community visioning sessions, and public involvement and feedback meetings with groups ranging in size from four to four hundred. Lisa emphasizes tried and true in-person methods of bringing people together augmented by the use of cutting edge online technology. Lisa serves on numerous boards of directors, has a BA in Science in Society from Wesleyan University, an MS from University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment, and is a graduate of Michigan State University's Great Lakes Leadership Academy. Follow The Stewardship Network on Twitter @StewardshipNet.

Webcast Date: 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 12:00pm
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