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 PMRegional Panel Principal Meeting

Regional Panel Chairs and Coordinators only
12:00-12:45 PMLUNCH (on your own)
12:45-5:00 PMLake 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 AMRegistration
8:30-8:40 AMWelcome & 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 AMIntroductions 
8:50-9:00 AMAdoption of Agenda, Approval of Minutes, Status of Action Items
9:00-9:20 AMLake Tahoe’s AIS Program: Ten years of success and planning for the future

Dennis Zabaglo, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
9:20-10:20 AMPreventing Spread of Dreissenids in the West

Elizabeth Brown, Colorado Parks and Wildlife
10:20-10:35 AMBREAK
10:35-10:55 AMUSGS NAS Database: new invasions and actionable tools

Wesley M. Daniel, U.S. Geological Survey
10:55-11:15 AMTransboundary Management of European Green Crab

Allen Pleus, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
11:15-11:35 AMAssessing 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 PMState Management Plan Approvals
12:10-1:15 PMLUNCH (on your own)
1:15-1:45 PMRegional Panel Recommendations
1:45-2:45 PMANS Task Force Strategic Plan Discussion 
2:45-3:00 PMBREAK
3:00-3:45 PMCoordination Goal Output Discussion
3:45-4:45 PMPrevention Goal Output Discussion 
4:45-5:00 PMPublic Comment
5:00 PMAdjourn

Thursday, May 9

8:00-8:15 AMWelcome/Overview of Day 1
8:15-9:15 AMEarly Detection / Rapid Response Goal Output Discussion
9:15-10:00 AMControl and Restoration Goal Output Discussion
10:00-10:15 AMBREAK
10:15-11:00 PMResearch Goal Output Discussion
11:00-12:00 PMEducation and Outreach Goal Output Discussion
12:00-1:15 PMLUNCH (on your own)
1:15-1:45 PMANS Task Force Structure Discussion
1:45-2:15 PMDiscussion Summary / Next Steps
2:15-2:35 PMNational Invasive Species Council Management Plan Update (remote presentation)

Stas Burgiel, National Invasive Species Council 
2:35-2:55 PMDepartment of the Interior Updates

Hilary Smith, Department of the Interior
2:55-3:10 PMBREAK
3:10-3:30 PMPlants, Inspection Stations, and Research - How did we get here 

Jeremy Crossland, USACE, Program Manager for Natural Resources
3:30-4:00 PMWestern 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 PMBiofouling Management in the Pacific: Managing Risks and BMP development

Chris Scianni, California State Lands Commission
4:20-4:35 PMUS 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 PMMember 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 PMPublic Comment
5:00 PMAdjourn