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 PMRegional Panel Principal Meeting

Regional Panel Chairs and Coordinators only

Wednesday, November 6

8:00-8:30 AMRegistration
8:30-8:40 AMWelcome & Housekeeping 

David Hoskins, USFWS; Assistant Director, Fish and Aquatic Conservation  

Jennifer Lukens, NOAA Fisheries; Director, Office of Policy
8:40-8:50 AMIntroductions 
8:50-9:00 AMAdoption of Agenda, Approval of Minutes, Status of Action Items
9:00-10:00 AMANS Task Force Bylaws Discussion
10:00-10:25 AMUSGS NAS Database: New Invasions and Actionable Tools

Wesley M. Daniel, U.S. Geological Survey
10:25-10:40 AMBREAK
10:40-11:00 AMDepartment of the Interior Update

Hilary Smith, Department of the Interior
11:00-11:20 AMNational Invasive Species Council Management Plan Update

Stas Burgiel, National Invasive Species Council 
11:20-11:40 AMFederal 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 PMLUNCH (on your own)
1:00-2:00 PMVIDA / Ballast Water Update

John Morris, U.S. Coast Guard and John Darling, Environmental Protection Agency
2:00-2:45 PMCoordination Work Plan Discussion
2:45-3:00 PMBREAK
3:00-4:00 PMPrevention Subcommittee Work Plan Discussion
4:00-5:00 PMEarly Detection Rapid Response Subcommittee Work Plan Discussion
5:00-5:15 PMPublic Comment 
5:15 PMAdjourn

Thursday, November 7

8:00-8:10 AMWelcome
8:10-9:10 AMControl and Restoration Subcommittee Work Plan Discussion
9:10-10:10 AMResearch Subcommittee Work Plan Discussion
10:10-11:10 AMEducation and Outreach Subcommittee Work Plan Discussion
11:10-11:30 AMWork Planning Wrap Up
11:30-1:00 PMLUNCH (on your own)
1:00-2:00 PMUSDA Motion to the ANS Task Force

Mike Ielmini, U.S. Forest Service
2:00-2:15 PMMember Updates
2:15-2:45 PMRegional Panel Recommendations 
2:45-3:00 PMBREAK
3:00-3:30 PMUpdated Priorities for the Future Implementation of the QZAP for Western Waters 

Elizabeth Brown, Colorado Parks and Wildlife
3:30-4:00 PMGovernment eDNA Working Group Update 

Richard Lance, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
4:00-4:30 PMGenetic Biocontrol Workshop Update

Kelly Pennington, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
4:30-4:50 PMMeeting Summary
4:50-5:00 PMPublic Comment
5:00 PMAdjourn