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Water Luncheon Webinar - Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework (ACPF)
Water Luncheon Webinar
Hosted by Ohio Watershed Professionals Association
Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework (ACPF) as a GIS-based Watershed Planning Tool
Matthew Romanko, Water Quality Associate
The Ohio State University Extension
The Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework (ACPF) is a GIS-based watershed planning tool designed to create more opportunities for stakeholder engagement in the watershed planning process. The tool uses high resolution, publicly available data layers to analyze the landscape and produce a menu of possible options for conservation at the sub-watershed to field scale. The tool offers watershed planners a data driven, scientifically defensible method for identifying possible opportunities for conversation in agricultural watersheds, as well as a new method for engaging with landowners and producers about potential projects. This presentation will give an overview of the ACPF, how it can be used for watershed planning and efforts being led for its use in Ohio.
A Zoom link to join the conversation will be shared upon registering.
Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Registration is required
Payment in Full In Advance Or At Event
Bio: Matthew works for The Ohio State University Extension as a Water Quality Associate in northwest Ohio. He is part of a six-person team working within the community around the Western Lake Erie Basin to improve the quality of surface water in the region. The Water Quality team at OSU focuses on engaging local stakeholders in the community and promoting agricultural best management practices through outreach, education, and on-farm research. Matthew’s focus area within the Western Lake Erie Basin is the Sandusky River watershed which covers Crawford, Erie, Sandusky, Seneca, and Wyandot Counties. Matthew has a B.S. and M.S. in Geology from Bowling Green State University, and he is currently working on a master’s degree in Translational Data Analytics at The Ohio State University. He specializes in G.I.S., remote sensing, and spatial modeling. Matthew has worked with the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework (ACPF) National Hub on their virtual training events and is currently focused on expanding the use of ACPF technology for watershed planning in Ohio and the Great Lakes region.