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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 deweyccd@conservation.ok.gov

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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

OWPHA - Oklahoma Wildlife Prairie Heritage Alliance Next Meeting

10:30 January 7th,Quartz Mountain GROUP CAMP

Lone Wolf, OK

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

Website by:

Darryl Anthony Design


Links: April 14, 2013 OARC&D Agenda

Special Meeting Notice