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  1. Building trust while understanding complexity: Process models for edge of field practices Catherine DeLong ‖ Water Quality Program Manager ‖ Iowa State University Extension & Outreach International Drainage Symposium ‖ September 1, 2022
  2. WWW.SWCS.ORG Imagine it’s your first day as a watershed coordinator…
  3. WWW.SWCS.ORG Yes! Now what?
  4. WWW.SWCS.ORG Process model: a visualization of time, labor and other resources that go into a particular process Goal: To identify and eliminate redundancies, bottlenecks
  5. WWW.SWCS.ORG Who needs process models? Conservation Professionals: Varying levels of experience, multiple projects, EoF practices are complicated, + turnover Landowner/Farmer: Still new to EoF practices, helps to build trust and set expectations Cities/utilities: Help them engage in conservation Contractors/Engineers: Understand process models but need help engaging in conservation, help them initiate projects
  6. WWW.SWCS.ORG 3 process models created • Funding source: NRCS EQIP (+ Iowa Dept. of Ag for wetland) • Versions made for: (1) Farmer/ Landowner & (2) Implementation Team Constructed Wetland Saturated Buffer Bioreactor *Want to learn more about EoF practices? Google “Edge of Field Roadmap”
  7. WWW.SWCS.ORG How do you make a process model? How it started: How it’s going:
  8. WWW.SWCS.ORG What’s the long- term plan? • Help conservation professionals • Help landowners and farmer • Help contractors/ cities/ engineers/ utilities • Expand to Iowa's "Batch & Build" model • Get the process down so we can take a step back and say, are we happy with this?
  9. WWW.SWCS.ORG 0 1,000,000 2,000,000 3,000,000 4,000,000 5,000,000 6,000,000 7,000,000 8,000,000 9,000,000 Acres Treated by Wetlands in Iowa
  10. WWW.SWCS.ORG Thank you! • Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (Shane Wulf, Matt Lechtenberg, Clark Porter) ‖ Agriculture Drainage Management Coalition (Keegan Kult) ‖ The Nature Conservancy (Krista Kirkham, Adrienne Marino) ‖ The Wetlands Initiative (Jill Kostel) ‖ NRCS (Sarah Anderson, Scott Wagner) ‖ Indiana Department of Agriculture (Julie Harrold) ‖ University of Illinois (Laura Christianson) ‖ Pheasants Forever (Ryan Heiniger, Allie Rath and Jamie Cook) ‖ John Swanson ‖ Minnesota Department of Agriculture (Rita Weaver, Mark Dittrich) • And more! Future contact: