January 11-12, 2023
Falls Church, Virginia (with Virtual Participation Options)

Meeting Dates and Location

The next ANSTF meeting will be held January 11 -12, 2023. 

  • In-Person Participation:  The meeting will be held in the Lucille Stickel Conference Room at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Headquarters:  5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041 
  • Remote Participation: A web and/or audio option will also be offered for remote participation. The web link and phone number to join will be sent to the email address used to register for the meeting no later than January 3rd. 


To register for the meeting, please click here:   

Overnight Accomodations 

A block of rooms have been reserved at the Hampton Inn Alexandria/Pentagon South at the Federal per diem rate of $159/night, plus 1% tax per night (if applicable). 

Driving Directions to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters

From I-395 (N or S) 

  • Take 395 (Henry G. Shirley Memorial Hwy) to Exit 5 (VA-7 W/King St) in Virginia. 
  • Take exit 5 (VA-7 W/King St) from 395 
  • Continue on VA-7 W/King St for about 1.6 miles until you cross over S. George Mason Drive. 
  • After crossing S. George Mason Drive, you will see a Target on your left. 
  • Skyline Technology Center is on the left, right after the Target, and can be accessed from the next two lights. 

From Tyson’s Corner: 

  • Take exit #50A-B/US-50/US-29/Arlington Blvd/Lee Hwy/Fairfax/Arlington onto Arlington Blvd (US-50 E) 
  • Bear right toward VA-338/Falls Church/VA-7/Alexandria 
  • Continue on Arlington Blvd 
  • Bear right onto Leesburg Pike (VA-7 E) toward Alexandria 

Your destination on Leesburg Pike (VA-7 E) is on the right. 

Air Travel

  • Regan National Airport is the closest airport (~ 8 miles from U.S Fish and Wildlife Service building and Homewood Suites , approximately 20 minute drive time) 
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (~25 miles, approximately 35 minute drive time) 
  • Baltimore/Washington International Airport (~40 miles, approximately 1 hour drive time) 

Thank you everyone, please reach out with any questions!  Susan Pasko, ANSTF Executive Secretary (

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

January 11, 2023 (all times Eastern)

Microsoft Team Meeting Link:  Day 1

8:00 Registration Opens
9:00 – 9:05 Welcome & Housekeeping
Dave Miko, U.S. Fish and Wildlife; Deputy Assistant Director, Fish and Aquatic Conservation
Debbie Lee, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Director, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
9:05 – 9:15 Introductions / Roll Call
9:15 – 9:25 Adoption of Agenda, Approval of Minutes, Status of Action Items
9:20 – 9:40 USGS NAS Update: New Species Occurrences
Wesley Daniel, U.S. Geological Survey
9:40 – 10:00 National Invasive Species Council Update
Stas Burgiel, National Invasive Species Council
10:00 – 10:20 AIS Commission
Alanna Keating, BoatU.S. Foundation
10:20 – 10:40 Canadian Council on Invasive Species
Kellie Sherman , Canadian Council on Invasive Species
10-40 – 11:00 Break
Prevention Session
11:00 – 11:20 2023 Prevention Subcommittee Workplan
James Ballard, Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission
Craig Martin, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
11:20 – 11:50 Ballast Water Management; Implementation of Vessel Incidental Discharge Act
Matt Reudelhuber, U.S. Coast Guard
Jack Faulk, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
11:50 – 12:10 Prevention Measures Gap Analysis
Zoey Hendrickson, University of Florida
12:10 – 1:30 Lunch (on your own)
1:30 – 1:50 Biofouling and Off-Shore Wind Operations
Chris Scianni, California State Lands Commission
1:50 – 2:15 Watercraft Design Evolution Discussion
Elizabeth Brown, Pacific State Marine Fisheries Commission
2:15 – 2:40 Wildland Fire Discussion
Dennis Zabaglo, Western Regional Panel
James Ballard, Gulf and South Atlantic Panel
Research and Outreach Sessions
2:40 – 2:55 2023 Research Subcommittee Workplan
Susan Pasko, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
2:55 – 3:10 Break
3:10 – 3:25 2023 Outreach Subcommittee Workplan
Tim Campbell, Wisconsin Sea Grant
Results from Campaign Messaging Assessment, followed by Q/A
3:25 – 3:45 To Release or Not to Release:  An Analysis of Outreach Campaigns in the Pet Trade
Kelly Guilbeau, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
3:45 – 4:05 Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Western States’ Aquatic Invasive Species Public Awareness Campaigns for Eliciting Desired Prevention Behaviors
Monica McGarrity, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
4:05 – 4:35 National AIS Outreach Assessment
Tom Beppler, Responsive Management
4:50 – 5:00 Public Comment
5:00 Adjourn Day 1

January 12, 2023 (all times Eastern)

Microsoft Team Meeting Link:  Day 2

8:00 Registration Opens
9:00 Welcome
9:00 – 10:00 Regional Panel Recommendations
Early Detection Rapid Response Session
10:00 – 10:20 2023 EDRR Subcommittee Workplan
Wesley Daniel, U.S. Geological Survey
10:20 – 10:50 Update on EDRR Framework Implementation
James English, U.S. Geological Survey
Hilary Smith, the Department of the Interior
10:50 – 11:10 Break
11:10 – 11:30 The National Early Detection Rapid Response Information System
Aimee Agnew, U.S. Geological Survey
11:30 – 12:00 Rapid Response Fund: Process Review and Discussion
Susan Pasko, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
12:00 – 1:20 Lunch (on your own)
1:20 – 1:40 Environmental DNA Detection of Aquatic Non-Native Species
Maggie Hunter, U.S. Geological Survey
1:40 – 2:00 Molecular Detection of Aquatic Pathogens in Environmental Samples
Maureen Purcell, U.S. Geological Survey
Control Session
2:00 – 2:20 2023 Control Subcommittee Workplan
Kim Bogenschutz, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
2: 20 – 2:40 Lake Tahoe AIS Control Efforts in an Outstanding National Resource Waters
Dennis Zabaglo, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
2:40 - 3:00 Quagga Zebra Action Plan
Tom Woolf, Western Regional Panel
3:00 – 3:20 Break
3:20 - 3:40 Invasive Carp Update
Amy McGovern, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
3:40 – 3:50 New Zealand MudSnail Control Plan Update
Martha Volkoff, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
3:50 – 4:00 European Green Crab Control Plan Update
Theresa Thom, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Stoney Coral Tissue Loss Disease Session
4:00 – 4:20 Stoney Coral Tissue Loss Disease Transmission Overview
Nicholas Rosenau, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
4:20 – 4:40 Pacific Preparedness: Building Capacity for Coral Disease Prevention and Response in the Pacific Islands
Valerie Brown, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
4:40 – 4:50 Meeting Summary
4:50 – 5:00 Public Comment
5:00 Adjourn Meeting