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Oklahoma RC&D
Resource - Conservation - Development

Wildland/Urban Interface Fire Mitigation Conference
(Wildfire Safe, Sound & CodeSmart)
April 16 & 17, 2013

Hard Rock Casino, Catoosa, OK
Sponsored by: International Code Council, National Association of RC&D
Councils-NARC&DC, Department of Homeland Security-FEMA, US Department
of Commerce & Technology-NIST

To learn more about properly dealing with the threat of wildfires and the increased wildland urban interface plan to attend this nationally recognized conference. Oklahoma saw an increase of wildfires last year that caused extensive damage to many of our communities.

For additional information contact Coleta Bratten, Chairman, Oklahoma Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils at
580-328-5366 or
Western Oklahoma I-40 Corridor

Stronger Economies Together program

Thursday October 4th, 11am & 2pm at the Sugar Creek

Golf Clubhouse south of OK on highway 281.

Great Plains RC&D annual council meeting

Tuesday, November 13th at P-Bar Farms, Hydro

Oklahoma Wildlife Prairie Heritage Alliance Next Meeting
10:30 January 7th,Quartz Mountain

SW States Conference
"Tough Times Bring Out the Best--RC&Ds All the Way!"
Grand Hall of the Cherokees
Hard Rock Casino and Hotel
Catoosa, OK
April 14-15, 2013

Sunday, April 14
Registration for Conference   12:00-3:00 PM
Drop off Auction Items  12:00-4:00 PM
State Meetings   1:00-2:00 PM
SW States Meeting  2:30-3:30 PM
Hotel check-in  4:00 PM
Silent Auction Bidding   12:00-7:00 PM
Reception   6:00-7:00 PM
Live Auction   7:00 PM
Dinner on your own

Monday, April 15
Breakfast on your own
Registration   7:00-9:00 AM

General Session                       8:00 AM
"Welcome to Oklahoma"
Rocky Harrell, SW States President
"Stronger Economies Together"   8:30-9:30 AM
Brian Whitacre, Associate Professor
              OSU Dept. of Ag Economics
"NRCS and RCD"               9:30-10:00 AM
Gary O'Neill, Asst. State Conservationist
Break                10:00-10:20 AM
"Drought--the Lake Lugert Story"   10:20-11:20 AM
Tom Buchanon, Manager, Lugert-Altus Irrigation District
Break              11:20-12:00 Noon
Lunch             12:00-1:30 PM
"Marketing to Millennials "
Craig Clemons, Chief Development Officer
              National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
"Wildland Unban Interface"   1:30-2:30 PM
Andrew Gordan, Executive Director/Counsel
  National Association of RC&D Councils
Break   2:30-3:00 PM
"Farm Bill"   3:00-4:00 PM
Garrett King, Asst. to U. S. Representative Frank Lucas
"Fundraising/Grants-How To Do It"  4:00-4:30 PM
Sarah Blaney, Director of Development and Capacity Building
           Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts

Closing Remarks