Indiana Sustainable Natural Resources              Task Force               September 28, 2011                      Jerod ...
: The Challenge• Importance of             • Programs, initiatives, and  Environmental Stewardship   objectives• ISDA stru...
: The Challenge•   Water Quality – Hypoxia, Blue-Green Algae, etc.•   Soil productivity and health•   Recreational opportu...
: The ChallengeIn percentage contribution to the total nutrientflux delivered to the Gulf of Mexico…….Indiana ranks 3rd fo...
: The ChallengeNutrient contributions to the Gulf, by State (USGS)
: The Challenge
Environmental Stewardship: How We Work • Field Staff throughout the state • Provide on-farm assistance to farmers and   la...
: How We Work•   Division of Soil Conservation (DSC)•   State Soil Conservation Board (SSCB)•   Soil and Water Conservatio...
: How We WorkDivision of Soil Conservation  Duties:  - Provide professional assistance to SWCDs in  planning, coordinating...
: How We WorkDivision of Soil Conservation  Structure: 34 Total Staff  25 Resource Specialists  4 District Support Special...
: How We WorkDivision of Soil Conservation  Division Programs and Initiatives:     Technical Assistance     On-Farm Netw...
: CREP
: CCSI• Partnership Effort• Systematic approach  – Continuous no-till/strip-    till  – Cover crops  – Precision farming  ...
: Grants• Provide Clean Water  Indiana Grants to Soil  and Water  Conservation Districts• Sediment and Nutrient  Reduction
: How We WorkState Soil Conservation Board  - Responsible for the direction of Clean Water  Indiana funds  - SWCD capacity...
: Funding• Soil Conservation and Clean Water Indiana  are funded with Cigarette Tav Fund dollars.4.62% of Cigarette Tax co...
: Funding• Division of Soil Conservation generally ranges  from 1.5 – 1.8M depending on reserves• Clean Water Indiana gene...
2010 Clean Water Indiana                       SSCB Costs                        0.299%           Strategic Plan       Res...
Focused Environmental     Stewardship
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Environmental Stewardship - Sustainable Natural Resources Task Force 9/28/11Nr task force 9 29-11
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Slides from presentation given by Jerod Chew, Director of Environmental Stewardship, ISDA, at the 9/28/2011 Indiana Sustainable Natural Resources Task Force meeting.

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Environmental Stewardship - Sustainable Natural Resources Task Force 9/28/11Nr task force 9 29-11

  1. 1. Indiana Sustainable Natural Resources Task Force September 28, 2011 Jerod Chew Director of Environmental Stewardship
  2. 2. : The Challenge• Importance of • Programs, initiatives, and Environmental Stewardship objectives• ISDA structure for • Funding addressing Environmental • Future outlook Stewardship
  3. 3. : The Challenge• Water Quality – Hypoxia, Blue-Green Algae, etc.• Soil productivity and health• Recreational opportunities at risk• Drainage maintenance costs• Water treatment costs• Environmentally conscientious public
  4. 4. : The ChallengeIn percentage contribution to the total nutrientflux delivered to the Gulf of Mexico…….Indiana ranks 3rd for Nitrogen, 6th for PhosphorusOut of 31
  5. 5. : The ChallengeNutrient contributions to the Gulf, by State (USGS)
  6. 6. : The Challenge
  7. 7. Environmental Stewardship: How We Work • Field Staff throughout the state • Provide on-farm assistance to farmers and landowners • Offer cost-share and incentives for conservation implementation • Partnerships
  8. 8. : How We Work• Division of Soil Conservation (DSC)• State Soil Conservation Board (SSCB)• Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD)• Clean Water Indiana (CWI)• Indiana Conservation Partners
  9. 9. : How We WorkDivision of Soil Conservation Duties: - Provide professional assistance to SWCDs in planning, coordinating, and training - Provide professional soil conservation technical assistance - Administrative duties for SSCB
  10. 10. : How We WorkDivision of Soil Conservation Structure: 34 Total Staff 25 Resource Specialists 4 District Support Specialists 3 Program Managers: CREP/Water Quality Initiatives, Accountability/Technology, Ag Environmental Stewardship 1 Administrative Assistant 1 Director
  11. 11. : How We WorkDivision of Soil Conservation Division Programs and Initiatives:  Technical Assistance  On-Farm Network®  Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative  Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program  Clean Water Indiana  Soil and Water Conservation District Support  Leadership Institute
  12. 12. : CREP
  13. 13. : CCSI• Partnership Effort• Systematic approach – Continuous no-till/strip- till – Cover crops – Precision farming – Nutrient and pest management – Conservation buffers
  14. 14. : Grants• Provide Clean Water Indiana Grants to Soil and Water Conservation Districts• Sediment and Nutrient Reduction
  15. 15. : How We WorkState Soil Conservation Board - Responsible for the direction of Clean Water Indiana funds - SWCD capacity building and guidanceClean Water IndianaProvide financial assistance to implement conservation practicesto reduce nonpoint sources of water pollution through education,technical assistance, training, and cost sharing programs.Partners
  16. 16. : Funding• Soil Conservation and Clean Water Indiana are funded with Cigarette Tav Fund dollars.4.62% of Cigarette Tax collections fund the Cigarette Tax Fund• Division of Soil Conservation receives 52% of 1/6 of Cigarette Tax Fund• Clean Water Indiana receives 1/6 of Cigarette Tax Fund
  17. 17. : Funding• Division of Soil Conservation generally ranges from 1.5 – 1.8M depending on reserves• Clean Water Indiana generally ranges from 3.1 – 3.6M depending on reserves
  18. 18. 2010 Clean Water Indiana SSCB Costs 0.299% Strategic Plan Reserve Implementation 15.395% 15.000% CREP Staff &18.001% Support 26.184% AFR 25.093%
  19. 19. Focused Environmental Stewardship
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