Water allocation and alternative energy hot topics at Conservation District meeting in November

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE: Allocation of water and alternative energy sources are just two of the topics on the agenda at next month’s annual meeting of Nevada’s conservation districts, according to president Pam Griswold.

The meeting will be held Nov. 3-4 at the Fallon Convention Center.

“One of the hot topics on the agenda is to learn how water is being allocated, perhaps over allocated, in Nevada,” said Griswold. “As conservation supervisors, we’re concerned what the lack of water will have on the agricultural community as well as wildlife and recreation in the state.”

Speakers include State Assemblyman Pete Goicoechea, Jason King from the State Engineer’s Office and Steve Bradhurst from the Central Nevada Regional Water Authority. Other topics include endangered species and the Great Basin Lands Initiative. Awards will be presented for excellence in rangeland management and distinguished service.

Registration for the two-day meeting costs $125 and includes a luncheon and banquet.

Nevada’s conservation districts are led by local supervisors who volunteer their time to protect and enhance natural resources. There are 27 conservation districts in Nevada covering the entire state.

For more information, visit the NvACD Web site at http://www.dcd.nv.gov/NvACD.htm or contact Griswold at [email protected] or (775) 754-2993.

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