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EVALUATING AND
PRACTICING
INNOVATIVE
CONSERVATION
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COMPREHENSIVE LIVESTOCK ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT PLANS--WEST
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ECOLOGICAL AND WATER RESOURCES ASSESSMENT PROJECT
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SOUTHWEST MISSOURI WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
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STEWARDSHIP IMPLEMENTATION PROJECT
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WATERSHED RESEARCH, ASSESSMENT AND STEWARDSHIP PROJECT
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Welcome to ERC

The Environmental Resources Coalition (ERC) believes that it’s possible for government, private industry, and citizen stakeholder groups to work together. We understand that when it comes to water protection efforts, one size does not fit all. Successful groups will use sound science, common sense and have an appreciation for the cause and effect relationships between economics, the environment and politics. I

In the late 90s, a groundbreaking partnership was formed between Missouri Corn Growers Association, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and Syngenta to search for ways to reduce Atrazine levels in several lakes.

It was during this time that ERC developed its reputation for being a fair and credible resource and we soon became the go-to coordinator for all of the groups. In 2002, Environmental Resources Coalition staff began collecting data, monitoring water and demonstrating for farmers how they could help reduce the levels of Atrazine in targeted watersheds. This unique approach to environmental stewardship has been applauded by the bi-partisan Missouri House Interim Committee on Water Quality. It also received the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award. In August 2005, the WRASP project was singled out for recognition by the White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation.

 

Evaluating and Practicing Innovative Conservation (EPIC) will examine whether best management practices for nutrient reductions in water runoff are actually protecting the environment and benefiting agriculture.

Comprehensive Livestock Environmental Assessment and Nutrient management plans--WEST (CLEANMP) will provide no-cost confidential environmental assessments and nutrient management plans (if requested) to livestock operators that will identify and address nitrogen and phosphorus runoff.

The Southwest Missouri Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) will identify and address major water quality issues in the southwestern region of the state.

The Ecological and Water Resources Assessment Project (EWRAP) will deliver a science-based and balanced view to regulators and the public to help them develop reasonable policies concerning water protection activities.

The Stewardship Implementation Project (SIP) focuses on atrazine, nitrogen and phosphorous management practices in the field.

The Waterhed Research, Assessment and Stewardship Project (WRASP) has provided government agencies with input from the regulated community since 1997. The project concluded in 2005.

 

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