NB_190_21_14 - NB 190-21-14 ECS – The 8th Triennial National Grazing Lands Conference
NB 190-21-14 ECS – The 8th Triennial National Grazing Lands Conference
National Bulletin: 190-21-14 Date: April 20, 2021
Subject: ECS – The 8th Triennial National Grazing Lands Conference

Action Requested By:   May 19, 2021
Purpose.   To notify personnel and solicit participation in the 8th Triennial National Grazing Lands Conference (8NGLC), December 6–9, 2021, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Expiration Date.   September 30, 2021

Background.   The 8NGLC is designed to promote grazing lands sustainability by bringing together land managers from across the nation for education, technological advancements, marketing of products and services, identification of research and program needs, networking, and mentoring.

Learn how sound scientific technical assistance can help improve management systems and how to increase public awareness of the economic and environmental benefits of grazing. Sessions that target the delivery of high-quality technical assistance in the conservation of natural resources is critical to meeting NRCS and USDA goals.


Explanation.   Emerging technologies, such as incorporation of ecological site descriptions into the conservation planning processes, prescribed grazing for rangeland and pastureland soil health, and decision support opportunities for managing grazing lands under climatic extremes are components of conservation planning that need to be blended into ongoing conservation planning efforts.

Items to be covered include, but are not limited to—

•  A forum for discussion and exchange of information and technology.
•  An opportunity to identify research and program needs.
•  Exhibits, displays, and samples of new products and services.
•  A chance to hear world-renowned featured speakers.

More information can be found on the National Grazing Lands Coalition website at https://www.grazinglands.org/.

To attend the annual meeting, the employee must be engaging in one or more of the following activities:

•  Presenting a paper, poster, or making a presentation
•  Conducting training
•  Maintaining credits for professional development units or continuing education credits
•  An active member of a technical committee meeting at the triennial meeting.

Travel restrictions are in place, so meeting these criteria above does not guarantee travel approval.

States and regional centers should complete the attached form, “NatGLC 2021 Meeting Calculation Worksheet” (attachment A). Return the form to Julie DePue, at julie.depue@usda.gov with “NatGLC Conference 2021” as the subject line by close of business on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021. Each administrative area must prepare travel authorizations and cover related travel costs including registration fees.

Contact.   For further information, please contact the National Grazing Lands Coordinator, Michael Margo, at (817) 509-3308, or email michael.margo@usda.gov.


Acting Deputy Chief for Science and Technology
Attachment A - NatGLC Meeting Calculation Worksheet
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