Riparian and Buffer Strips: Optimizing Management
Conservation Buffers - Benefit$ for Everyone!
Buffer Enhancement for Wildlife
This talk will cover the basics of designing and managing vegetative buffers in riparian areas that provide enhanced benefits for wildlife. Opportunities for using plant species that provide income potential to the producer will also be addressed.
Area Resource Management Specialist
NRCS - South West Area Office
Biography: Joe Williams has worked for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service for 28 years in 10 different locations throughout Indiana. He is a graduate of Purdue University with a BS in General Agriculture. Joe is currently is serving as the Area Resource Management Specialist covering 23 counties in Southwest Indiana and has been a CCA since 1996.
Extension Wildlife Specialist
Biography: Dr. Miller is a Wildlife Biologist and Natural Resource Social Scientist. He currently serves as the Associate Director of Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program and Extension Wildlife Specialist at Purdue University in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources. Dr. Miller works with landowners and managers to establish wildlife habitat management practices on their property that are consistent with other ownership objectives (e.g. farming, timber production, home sites, etc.). He has conducted applied research and field demonstrations on windbreak and filterstrip designs that enhance wildlife habitat and provide income to the producer.