November 6-7, 2019
Beltsville, MD
Regional Panel reps will meet on the afternoon of November 5

The National Agricultural Library, 10301 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705

The National Agricultural Library is located in Beltsville, Maryland, 15 miles northeast of Washington, DC, near the intersection of U.S. Route 1 and Interstates 95 and 495 (Beltway Exit 25-North).

If you plan to participate in the ANSTF meeting, either IN PERSON or REMOTELY – please complete the Registration Form.

Link to Register:

Overnight Accommodations - Group rates are available until October 5, 2019!

  • A block of rooms have been reserved at the Holiday Inn : Washington-College Park, (10000 Baltimore Ave, College Park, Maryland 20740)
  • The group rate is $109 (plus tax – if applicable)
  • Reservations can be made online at ANS Task Force or my calling the hotel directly at 800-HOLIDAY. The Group Code is ANS.
  • If staying at the hotel, a hotel van is available to all registered hotel guests to transport guests anywhere within a five mile radius of the hotel including the Greenbelt Metro station. Book reservations directly w/Front desk. First come first serve..


  • Reagan National Airport (DCA)  – Approximately 20 miles from Hotel
  • Baltimore- Washington International (BWI) – Approximately 25 miles from Hotel
  • Dulles Int'l Airport (IAD) - – Approximately 25 miles from Hotel

Closest Metro Station

  • Greenbelt Metro Station (Green and Yellow line) - Approximately 2.5 miles from Hotel

Please refer to the Federal Register Notice for more details and registration information.

Tuesday, November 5

12:30-5:00 PM Regional Panel Principal Meeting
Regional Panel Chairs and Coordinators only

Wednesday, November 6

8:00-8:30 AM Registration
8:30-8:40 AM Welcome & Housekeeping 
David Hoskins, USFWS; Assistant Director, Fish and Aquatic Conservation  
Jennifer Lukens, NOAA Fisheries; Director, Office of Policy
8:40-8:50 AM Introductions 
8:50-9:00 AM Adoption of Agenda, Approval of Minutes, Status of Action Items
9:00-10:00 AM ANS Task Force Bylaws Discussion
10:00-10:25 AM USGS NAS Database: New Invasions and Actionable Tools
Wesley M. Daniel, U.S. Geological Survey 
10:25-10:40 AM BREAK
10:40-11:00 AM Department of the Interior Update
Hilary Smith, Department of the Interior
11:00-11:20 AM National Invasive Species Council Management Plan Update
Stas Burgiel, National Invasive Species Council 
11:20-11:40 AM Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds Update
Mike Ielmini, U.S. Forest Service and Gina Ramos, Bureau of Land Management
11:40-1:00 PM LUNCH (on your own)
1:00-2:00 PM VIDA / Ballast Water Update
John Morris, U.S. Coast Guard and John Darling, Environmental Protection Agency
2:00-2:45 PM Coordination Work Plan Discussion
2:45-3:00 PM BREAK
3:00-4:00 PM Prevention Subcommittee Work Plan Discussion
4:00-5:00 PM Early Detection Rapid Response Subcommittee Work Plan Discussion
5:00-5:15 PM Public Comment 
5:15 PM Adjourn

Thursday, November 7

8:00-8:10 AM Welcome
8:10-9:10 AM Control and Restoration Subcommittee Work Plan Discussion
9:10-10:10 AM Research Subcommittee Work Plan Discussion
10:10-11:10 AM Education and Outreach Subcommittee Work Plan Discussion
11:10-11:30 AM Work Planning Wrap Up
11:30-1:00 PM LUNCH (on your own)
1:00-2:00 PM USDA Motion to the ANS Task Force
Mike Ielmini, U.S. Forest Service
2:00-2:15 PM Member Updates
2:15-2:45 PM Regional Panel Recommendations 
2:45-3:00 PM BREAK
3:00-3:30 PM Updated Priorities for the Future Implementation of the QZAP for Western Waters 
Elizabeth Brown, Colorado Parks and Wildlife
3:30-4:00 PM Government eDNA Working Group Update 
Richard Lance, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
4:00-4:30 PM Genetic Biocontrol Workshop Update
Kelly Pennington, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
4:30-4:50 PM Meeting Summary
4:50-5:00 PM Public Comment
5:00 PM Adjourn