Migratory Bird Program
Conserving the Nature of America




A Regional Workshop

Sponsored by:

Northeast Wildlife Administrators Association

In Cooperation with:

USDA, Wildlife Services

US Fish and Wildlife Service


January 13, 1998

  • Travel Day
  • Dinner on your own
  • Hospitality Function at 7:00 PM

January 14, 1998

General session for all participants to hear invited presentation as follows:

8:00 AM Welcome: Gary Parsons, Northeast Wildlife Administrators Association

8:20 AM Population status of nesting double-crested cormorants in the United States and Canada: Laura Tyson, USDA National Wildlife Research Center

8:35 AM Double-crested cormorant impacts on sport fish: literature review and agency perspectives: John Trapp, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Migratory Bird Management

9:00 AM Regional Perspectives

(20 minutes) Southeast: Jim Rodgers, Florida Game & Fish Commission and Mark Tobin, USDA, Wildlife Services

(20 minutes) Midwest: Steve Lewis, USFWS

(20 minutes) Canada: John Harcus, Ontario Ministry of Nat. Resources

(30 minutes) Break

(60 minutes) Northeast: Diane Pence, USFWS, Hadley, MA

Dave Capen, University of Vermont

Jody Enck and Tommy Brown, Cornell University

11:30 AM Questions and answers for all presenters

Noon Lunch

1:00 PM Methods and techniques for control: Mark Tobin, USDA, Wildlife Services, Mississippi State University

1:30 PM Three Cormorant Workshops

  • Biota/Natural Community Impacts, Dave Capen (Chair)
  • Fisheries Impacts, Robert Lange (Chair)
  • Human Dimension Issues, Jody Enck and Tommy Brown (Chairs)

Each workshop will be expected to address the:

degree and scope of concern

administrative/political/ecological/legal barriers and fiscal considerations

human dimension issues including public involvement and educational messages

research needs

recommended strategies to address this issue

5:30 PM Adjourn for day

January 15, 1998

8:00 AM Workshop results and recommendations presented to all attendees by group chairs in 30-minute presentations

General discussion of results/recommendations and finalization of conference report

Noon Adjourn

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Last updated: April 11, 2012