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4th Annual MT DNRC Floodplain Resource Seminar


- Posted on June 20, 2012

Venue/Location
UM Helena College of Technology
1115 North Roberts St
Helena, MT 59601
406-444-6800
Start Date
July 16, 2012
End Date
July 20, 2012
July 16-20, 2012
5 years 21 weeks ago

Registration  |  Additional Information

The 4th annual MT DNRC Floodplain Resource Seminar is a week long venue at UM-Helena COT offering numerous free sessions related to Montana floodplain management. Sessions will cover a wide spectrum of topics including the joint application permitting process and clarification of agency roles and priorities, Floodplain Engineering 101, an interactive response and recovery workshop, an overview of the Community Rating System, GIS Applications for Floodplain Management, and much more.

The 2011 Montana flood events served as a mechanism to highlight the importance of collaboration between multiple state and local entities in addition to local and county government officials before, during, and after a flood event.  The Floodplain Program is striving to continue forging beneficial relationships between the numerous players involved in the disaster response and recovery process in an effort to streamline efficiency and productivity as well as aid in clarifying roles and responsibilities.  The MT DNRC Floodplain Resource Seminar is a unique venue that provides A-Z coverage for Flood Disaster education, with the intent of leaving communities with a viable game plan and effective tools and resources for flood disaster resistance.

The DNRC Floodplain Program would like to extend a personal invitation to Montana County Commissioners to this July’s MT DNRC Floodplain Resource Seminar – of particular significance is the recently developed "Interactive Response and Recovery Workshop," scheduled for Friday, July 20th, 9:00-4:00.  This session entails learning how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a flood using tools available in communities – emergency operation centers, distribution and availability of public information, and working with local emergency managers will be highlighted.  A tabletop exercise will conclude the day to demonstrate how the overall process.  We would encourage Commissioners to register for the “Interactive Response and Recovery Workshop” and to consider the additional beneficial course offerings over the week. 

The 4th annual MT DNRC Floodplain Resource Seminar is a week-long venue at UM-Helena COT, July 16-20, 2012 offering numerous free sessions related to Montana floodplain management.  Sessions will cover a wide spectrum of topics including the joint application permitting process and clarification of agency roles and priorities, Floodplain Engineering 101, MT Floodplain Management Workshop, an interactive response and recovery workshop, an overview of the Community Rating System (CRS) Program, GIS Applications for Floodplain Management, and much more.  Please visit the “News & Announcements” section of the Floodplain Program website to view the course agenda: www.mtfloodplain.mt.gov.  To register online, please access the following link:  https://app.mt.gov/cgi-bin/confreg2/index.cgi?CONFERENCE_ID=1883&ACTION=INTRO

The Floodplain Resource seminar provides a unique opportunity to obtain important and beneficial tools and resources for local and county government officials, city and county staff, floodplain administrators, environmental health and DES staff, planners, sanitarians, realtors, developers, students, and many others working in Montana floodplain management.

Directions to the Conference:

All sessions will occur in the main building of the UM-Helena Campus. Free parking is available in the north and south lots of the UM Helena campus. Note: please avoid parking in the 30 minute spots.

For additional information, please contact Briona Shipman at 406-444-1300 or bshipman@mt.gov.

Secondary Contact:  Traci Sears, 406-444-6654, tsears@mt.gov