May 7-9, 2019
Lake Tahoe, CA

Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel - 4130 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150  

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

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Overnight Accommodations - Group rates are available until April 4, 2019!

  • A block of rooms have been reserved at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel ( The group rates for hotel include $90 (king) and $110 (double queen) rooms. (plus $15 per night resort fee)
  • Reservations can be made on line at, group code: ANS19 or by calling the hotel directly at 530.544.5400 .

Traveling to Lake Tahoe
The closest airport is Reno/Tahoe International Airport

Airport transportation provided by South Tahoe Airporter (fee applies)

If renting a car, it’s about a 60-75 min. drive. Valet parking at the hotel is available 24/7 for $19/day. The hotel does not own any external parking. Guests may self-park in a public parking garage located two blocks from the hotel.

Another option is Sacramento International Airport (SMF). There are no shuttle options from this airport, drive time is just over 2 hours.

Tuesday, May 7

8:30-12:00 PM Regional Panel Principal Meeting
Regional Panel Chairs and Coordinators only
12:00-12:45 PM LUNCH (on your own)
12:45-5:00 PM Lake Tahoe Site Visit (Open to All): Meet in Hotel Lobby
Boat travel on Lake Tahoe with discussion on Asian clam control and aquatic weed management efforts 

Wednesday, May 8

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
Elizabeth Brown, Colorado Parks and Wildlife & WRP Chair
Joanne Marchetta, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Executive Director
8:40-8:50 AM Introductions 
8:50-9:00 AM Adoption of Agenda, Approval of Minutes, Status of Action Items
9:00-9:20 AM Lake Tahoe’s AIS Program: Ten years of success and planning for the future
Dennis Zabaglo, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
9:20-10:20 AM Preventing Spread of Dreissenids in the West
Elizabeth Brown, Colorado Parks and Wildlife 
10:20-10:35 AM BREAK
10:35-10:55 AM USGS NAS Database: new invasions and actionable tools
Wesley M. Daniel, U.S. Geological Survey
10:55-11:15 AM Transboundary Management of European Green Crab
Allen Pleus, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
11:15-11:35 AM Assessing vectors of aquatic invasive species invasive species
An invasive species is any plant or animal that has spread or been introduced into a new area where they are, or could, cause harm to the environment, economy, or human, animal, or plant health. Their unwelcome presence can destroy ecosystems and cost millions of dollars.

Learn more about invasive species
in Alaska.

Aaron Martin, U.S. Fish and Wildlife
11:35-12:00 PM State Management Plan Approvals
12:10-1:15 PM LUNCH (on your own)
1:15-1:45 PM Regional Panel Recommendations
1:45-2:45 PM ANS Task Force Strategic Plan Discussion 
2:45-3:00 PM BREAK
3:00-3:45 PM Coordination Goal Output Discussion
3:45-4:45 PM Prevention Goal Output Discussion 
4:45-5:00 PM Public Comment
5:00 PM Adjourn

Thursday, May 9

8:00-8:15 AM Welcome/Overview of Day 1
8:15-9:15 AM Early Detection / Rapid Response Goal Output Discussion
9:15-10:00 AM Control and Restoration Goal Output Discussion
10:00-10:15 AM BREAK
10:15-11:00 PM Research Goal Output Discussion
11:00-12:00 PM Education and Outreach Goal Output Discussion
12:00-1:15 PM LUNCH (on your own)
1:15-1:45 PM ANS Task Force Structure Discussion
1:45-2:15 PM Discussion Summary / Next Steps
2:15-2:35 PM National Invasive Species Council Management Plan Update (remote presentation)
Stas Burgiel, National Invasive Species Council 
2:35-2:55 PM Department of the Interior Updates
Hilary Smith, Department of the Interior
2:55-3:10 PM BREAK
3:10-3:30 PM Plants, Inspection Stations, and Research - How did we get here 
Jeremy Crossland, USACE, Program Manager for Natural Resources 
3:30-4:00 PM Western States Ballast Water Management Programs and the Vessel Incident Discharge Act (VIDA)
Nicole Dobroski, California State Lands Commission and 
Allen Pleus, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
4:00-4:20 PM Biofouling Management in the Pacific: Managing Risks and BMP development
Chris Scianni, California State Lands Commission
4:20-4:35 PM US Maritime Administration Maritime Environmental and Technical Assistance (META) 
In-water Cleaning Activity

Michael Carter; U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration
4:35-4:50 PM Member and Panel Updates
Time to ask members for panels for additional information or clarification on updates distributed prior to the meeting.
4:50-5:00 PM Public Comment
5:00 PM Adjourn