Indian Nations Conservation Alliance hosting conference

by Oct 12, 2019Happenings


Indian Nations Conservation Alliance (INCA) will be hosting their annual National Tribal Conservation Districts Conference, Nov. 5-7, 2019, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa in Catoosa, Okla.

This national three-day event will feature the following topics: a panel discussion on the memorandum of agreement signed between the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA); a presentation and breakout session on Industrial Hemp regulations and opportunities in Indian Country; the 2018 Farm Bill- Business and NRCS program availability in Indian Country; and, several breakout sessions covering topics from agroforestry, biocontrol success stories, climate change, irrigation and conservation, and technology in Indian County; training for Tribal Conservation Districts; and student recruitment to success stories told by established Tribal Conservation Districts. The conference will conclude with a tour hosted by the Oklahoma NRCS and the Cherokee Nation. A traditional Cherokee feast will be included.

INCA would like to thank the Natural Resource Conservation Service, Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service, and the Cherokee Nation for making this event possible.

“Conservation alliance and tribes working together are the key for enhancements and successes to natural resource stability in Indian Country,” stated Delane Atcitty, INCA Executive Director.

Registration is $250.  Scholarships are available by contacting Sadie Lister by email at or by calling (928) 637-5633.

For further information and a full agenda, log on to INCA’s website at or by calling (575) 779-9331.

– Indian Nations Conservation Alliance release