Date: Fri, 3 Oct 97 09:20:07 -0500
To: Temperate Agroforestry forum.
Subject: LIVING SNOW FENCE SYMPOSIUM
LIVING SNOW FENCE SYMPOSIUM
Presented by Lake Superior College and the MINNESOTA INTERAGENCY LIVING
SNOW FENCE TASK FORCE
October 29 & 30, 1997
Radisson Arrowwood, Alexandria MN
"We cannot keep it from snowing; we can influence the wind that carries
tons of blowing and drifting snow."
State Agencies - Board of Water and Soil Resources, Department of
Transportation, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Emergency
Management, Department of Agriculture, and the University of Minnesota
Center for Integrated Natural Resources and Agricultural Management.
Local Entities - The Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation
Districts and the Minnesota Association of Conservation District employees.
Federal Agencies - Federal Emergency Management Agency, USDA Natural
Resource Conservation Service, and USDA Forest Service.
Learn how snow moves and forms drifts.
Learn how to control blowing and drifting snow.
Learn the many benefits of living snow fences and community shelterbelts.
Learn what tools are available to help you implement a living snow fence
and community shelterbelt program.
You will learn how to reduce snow plowing costs dramatically. You will
learn howto save on home heating costs and promote energy conservation
within your community.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Community and City leaders, County Commissioners, Administrators Planning
and Zoning officials, Highway Engineers, Soil & Water Conservation District
staff and board members, Watershed District staff, managers, and members,
Department of Natural Resources Forestry, Parks and Wildlife staff, Mn/DOT
District & Maintenance Engineers, Right of Way agents, Maintenance
Superintendents, SubAreasupervisors and snow plow operators, University of
Minnesota Extension agents, Minnesota Department of Agriculture staff,
Natural Resource Conservation Service staff, Conservation groups, Township
officers, interested citizens, and Federal and State legislators and staff.
Day 1 - October 29: Moderated by Roger Ledding, Former Chief of the
Minnesota State Highway Patrol
10-10:05 a.m. - Announcements
10:05-10:15 - Welcome
10:15-10:45 - Lessons Learned from the Winter of 96-97
10:45-11:15 - Snow Control Challenges and Opportunities Across the
11:15-11:45 - Northern Plains Weather Facts
11:45-Noon - Question and Answer Session
Noon-1:15 - Lunch
1:15-2:45 - How Snow Moves and Forms Drifts
2:45-3:15 - Break
3:15-4:45 - Design & Function of Living Snow Fences
4:45-5 - Question and Answer Session
5-6 - Mixer
6-7 - Sit-down Dinner
7-7:30 - A Legislative Perspective on Living Snow Fences
7:30-8:30 - Sharing of Past Winter Experiences (audience participation)
Day 2 - October 30: Moderated by Roger Ledding, Former Chief of the
Minnesota State Highway Patrol
7:30-8 a.m. - Coffee & Rolls
8-8:30 - Community Shelterbelt Design and Benefits
8:30-9:30 - Planting and Maintaining a Windbreak
9:30-10 - Break
10-10:40 - Programs Available for Implementing a Living Snow Fence
10:40-11:55 - Local Area Initiatives
11:55-Noon - The Charge
To obtain a registration form or further information, call Fred Lyon at
Lake Superior College
2101 Trinity Road
Duluth MN 55811
Phone: (218) 733-7600 or 1-800-432-2884
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