2020 Finger Lakes Research Conference
January 15, 2020
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rick Relyea
Effective management of public water resources requires buy-in from all public stakeholders, but those who derive income from their land – foresters, farmers and similar – face a particularly difficult choice. The adoption of more expensive practices and/or conversion of revenue generating lands into what is essentially conservation lands places these folks at an economic disadvantage – at least in the short term – to those producers who opt not to pursue these conservation practices. To address this disadvantage we are exploring the practicality of establishing a certification program that protects our public waterways by giving producers an economic incentive to adopt practices, and consumers a means of supporting those producers who do. Please consider supporting these efforts by taking a few minutes to answer our online SURVEY or by completing our downloadable FORM which you can return the Seneca Watershed Steward via email or post.