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Western Invasive Mussel Management Workshop Agenda

Monday, May 4

Afternoon       Hoover Dam Operation and Maintenance Tour

Tuesday, May 5

8 AM               Continental Breakfast and Registration Opens

9 AM               Welcome/Opening of Mussel Conference - Lorri Gray, Lower Colorado Region Regional Director

9:15 AM         Opening Keynote - Deputy Commissioner Operations Karl Wirkus

9:45 AM         Overview of Invasive Mussels - Fred Nibling (Reclamation)

10:15 AM       Break

10:30 AM      Session 1 - Prevention & Monitoring, Moderated by Chris Holdren (Reclamation)

Panelist Organization Title
David Britton U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Coordinating a Response to the Western Quagga/Zebra Mussel Invasion
Bill Zook Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission Watercraft Intervention Programs for Dreissenid Mussels in the Western U.S.
Eileen Ryce Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Montana ANS Program: Prevention and Monitoring

12:30 PM       Buffet Lunch (Provided)

1:30 PM        Session 2 - Control & Mitigation, Moderated by Leonard Willett (Reclamation)

Panelist Organization Title
Everett Laney U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Western Dressina in Warm Waters
Ric De Leon Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Integrated Pest Management for Control of Quaggas
Renata Claudi RNT Consulting Review of Control Methods: One-Size Does NOT Fit All

3:30 PM         Break

3:45 PM        Quagga Mussels in the lower Colorado River - Leonard Willett (Reclamation)

5:00 PM         Adjourn for the day

Wednesday, May 6

8 AM              Continental Breakfast and Registration Opens

9 AM              Antifouling and Foul Release Coatings - Allen Skaja (Reclamation)

10:00 AM      Break

10:30 AM      Session 3 – Research, Moderated by Fred Nibling (Reclamation)

Panelist Organization Title
Barry Payne U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Environmentally Sound Dreissena Control Strategies: Physiological Ecology-Based Approaches for Public Facilities
Ric De Leon Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Research in Support of Integrated Pest Management of Quaggas
Todd Tietjen Southern Nevada Water Authority Investigating Abundance, Distribution and Water Quality Impacts of Quagga Mussels in Lake Mead

12:30 PM      Buffet Lunch

1:30 PM        Session 4 - Outreach & Education, Moderated by Peter Soeth (Reclamation)

Panelist Organization Title
Bob Pitman U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service The 100th Meridian - A Partnership to Protect Western Waters
Paul Heimowitz U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign: Coordinating Mussel Outreach in the Northwest and Beyond
Elizabeth Brown Colorado Division of Wildlife Colorado's ANS Education and Outreach Strategy

3:30 PM        Break

3:45 PM         Facility Assessment Template - Tom Prescott (RNT Consulting)

4:45 PM         Conference Summary - Bob Quint, Director Operations (Reclamation)

5:00 PM         Adjourn



Last updated: 8/21/09