November 4-5, 2015
Silver Spring, Maryland


A block of rooms was reserved under "ANSTF - US Fish & Wildlife Service" but expired on October 5th.  Reservations can still be made by contacting the hotel directly, but regular room rates apply: Courtyard Silver Spring Downtown


The ANSTF Meeting will be held at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration located at 1315 East West Highway, SSMC3, Room 4527, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.

Although the meeting is open to the public, due to security issues, anyone who wishes to attend must contact the Acting Executive Secretary -  Donald MacLean (703-358-2108; by COB October 31.

Walking Map from Hotel to NOAA Headquarters

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

Tuesday, November 3

8:30-5:00 PMAnnual Regional Panel Pre-Meeting

Wednesday, November 4

7:30-8:00 AMRegistration
8:00-8:10 AMWelcome from Co-chairs/Housekeeping
8:15-8:25 AM Self Introductions (name and agency)
8:25-8:30 AM(#1) Adoption of Agenda & Approval of Minutes
8:30-8:40 AM(#2) ANSTF Update 
David Hoskins, Assistant Director, Fisheries and Aquatic Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
8:40-9:00 AM(#3) Fish Passage Needs and AIS Threats 
Susan Wells, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
9:00-9:20 AM(#4) Development of an ANSTF Activity Reporting System
Susan Pasko, National Oceanic and Atmo- spheric Administration 
9:20-9:40 AMBREAK
9:40-10:00 AM(#5) National Invasive Species Council: Emerging Opportunities for Collaboration
Jamie Reaser, Executive Director, National Invasive Species Council 
10:00-10:20 AM(#6) Status of Grass Carp in Western Lake Erie
John Navarro (Chair, Great Lakes Regional Panel/Ohio DNR)
Erika Jensen (Great Lakes Commission)
10:20-10:40 AM(#7) Boating Partnership Session
10:40-11:00 AM(#7A) Building Consensus in the West
Joanne Grady, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
11:00-11:20 AM(#7B) Technical Information Report: Boat Design in Consideration of AIS
John Adey, President, American Boat & Yacht Council
11:20-11:30 AM(#7C) Decisional: Request for a new Boating Industry Partnership ad-hoc Subcommittee
Craig Martin,  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
11:30-11:40 AMLUNCH
11:40-1:00 PM(#8) Communications Session
1:00-5:30 PM(#8A) Update on the Reformation of the Communications, Education, and Outreach Committee Update
Elizabeth Brown, Colorado Parks and Wildlife 
5:30-7:30 PM(#8B) Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Update
Chief, Fisheries and Aquatic Conservation, Branch of Communications and Partnerships
5:30-7:30 PM(#9) Which is it for AIS: “Acceptable Risk” is an oxy- moron, OR “Unacceptable Risk” is a tautology? FWS and partner risk
assessment and risk management response

Mike Hoff, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
5:30-7:30 PM(#10) Special Session on Economics
Moderator: Erika Jensen, Great Lakes Commission 
5:30-7:30 PM(#10A) Forest Invasive Species and Economics
Stas Burgiel, National Invasive Species Council 
5:30-7:30 PM(#10B) The National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation 1985-2016: Methods, Costs, and Insights
Harry Fuller, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
5:30-7:30 PM(#10C) The Economics of Invading Lionfish
Matthew Johnston, Ph.D. Nova Southeastern University, Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography
5:30-7:30 PMBREAK
5:30-7:30 PM(#10 con’t) Special Session on Economics 
5:30-7:30 PM(#10D) Summary of Economics Session from the recent Great Lakes Regional Panel Meeting
Erika Jensen, Great Lakes Commission 
5:30-7:30 PM(#10E) Summary of Recent UK Study and Thoughts on What it Would Take to Complete a Study on AIS Impacts
James Caudill, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
5:30-7:30 PM(#10F) Decisional: ANSTF Open Discussion on Economic Next Steps 
5:30-7:30 PMPublic Comment
5:30-7:30 PMAdjourn Day One of ANSTF Meeting

Thursday, November 5

8:00-8:10 AMWelcome Back, New Introductions 
8:10-8:30 AM(#11) Regional Panel Updates (10 min. each)
8:10-8:20 Great Lakes Panel
8:20-8:30 Western Regional Panel
8:30-8:40 Gulf and South Atlantic Regional Panel
8:40-8:50 Northeast Regional Panel
8:50-9:00 Mississippi River Basin Regional Panel
9:00-9:10 Mid-Atlantic Regional Panel
8:30-8:50 AM(#12) Decisional: Regional Panel Recommendations (10 min. each)
9:10-9:20 Great Lakes Panel
9:20-9:30 Western Regional Panel
9:30-9:40 Gulf and South Atlantic Regional Panel
9:40-9:50 Northeast Regional Panel
9:50-10:00 Mississippi River Basin Regional Panel
10:00-10:10 Mid-Atlantic Regional Panel
8:50-9:10  AMBREAK
9:10-9:30 AM(#15) Informational: Canada’s Asian Carp Program
Becky Cudmore, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
9:30-9:50 AM(#16) Informational: Forecasting Asian Carp Impacts on the Lake Erie Food Web
Felix Martinez, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
9:50-10:05 AMBREAK
10:05-11:30 AM(#13) Regional Panel Funding Discussion
Reg. Panel Chairs and ANSTF 
10:05-10:15 AM(#14) ANSTF Member Updates (5 min. each) 
10:15-10:55 AMLUNCH
10:55-11:15 AM(#14 con’t) ANSTF Member Updates (5 min. each)
11:15-11:30 AM(#15) Next Steps for the AIS Federal Options Paper
Stas Burgiel, National Invasive Species Council 
11:30-12:00 PMBREAK
12:00-1:30 PM(#16) Arctic Strategy Update: Recent Activities and Opportunities for ANSTF Involvement
Phil Andreozzi, National Invasive Species Council 
1:30-1:50 PM(#17) Status of a proposed National Early Detection and Rapid Response Framework
Hilary Smith, Department of the Interior 
1:50-2:20 PM(#18) Two Opportunities for ANSTF Engagement: The National Invasive Species Awareness Week and the World
Conservation Congress

Phil Andreozzi, National Invasive Species Council  
2:20-2:30 PMSummary of Action Items from Meeting / Details on Spring 2016 Meeting 
2:30-2:50  PMPublic Comment
2:50-3:05 PMAdjourn Day Two of ANSTF Meeting