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

8:00Registration Opens
9:00 – 9:05Welcome & 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 – 9:15Introductions / Roll Call
9:15 – 9:25Adoption of Agenda, Approval of Minutes, Status of Action Items
9:20 – 9:40USGS NAS Update: New Species Occurrences

Wesley Daniel, U.S. Geological Survey
9:40 – 10:00National Invasive Species Council Update

Stas Burgiel, National Invasive Species Council
10:00 – 10:20AIS Commission

Alanna Keating, BoatU.S. Foundation
10:20 – 10:40Canadian Council on Invasive Species

Kellie Sherman , Canadian Council on Invasive Species
10-40 – 11:00Break
Prevention Session
11:00 – 11:202023 Prevention Subcommittee Workplan

James Ballard, Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission

Craig Martin, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
11:20 – 11:50Ballast Water Management; Implementation of Vessel Incidental Discharge Act

Matt Reudelhuber, U.S. Coast Guard

Jack Faulk, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
11:50 – 12:10Prevention Measures Gap Analysis

Zoey Hendrickson, University of Florida
12:10 – 1:30Lunch (on your own)
1:30 – 1:50Biofouling and Off-Shore Wind Operations

Chris Scianni, California State Lands Commission
1:50 – 2:15Watercraft Design Evolution Discussion

Elizabeth Brown, Pacific State Marine Fisheries Commission
2:15 – 2:40Wildland Fire Discussion

Dennis Zabaglo, Western Regional Panel

James Ballard, Gulf and South Atlantic Panel
Research and Outreach Sessions
2:40 – 2:552023 Research Subcommittee Workplan

Susan Pasko, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
2:55 – 3:10Break
3:10 – 3:252023 Outreach Subcommittee Workplan

Tim Campbell, Wisconsin Sea Grant
Results from Campaign Messaging Assessment, followed by Q/A
3:25 – 3:45To Release or Not to Release:  An Analysis of Outreach Campaigns in the Pet Trade

Kelly Guilbeau, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
3:45 – 4:05Evaluation 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 – 4:35National AIS Outreach Assessment

Tom Beppler, Responsive Management
4:50 – 5:00Public Comment
5:00Adjourn Day 1

January 12, 2023 (all times Eastern)

Microsoft Team Meeting Link:  Day 2

8:00Registration Opens
9:00 – 10:00Regional Panel Recommendations
Early Detection Rapid Response Session
10:00 – 10:202023 EDRR Subcommittee Workplan

Wesley Daniel, U.S. Geological Survey
10:20 – 10:50Update on EDRR Framework Implementation

James English, U.S. Geological Survey

Hilary Smith, the Department of the Interior
10:50 – 11:10Break
11:10 – 11:30The National Early Detection Rapid Response Information System

Aimee Agnew, U.S. Geological Survey
11:30 – 12:00Rapid Response Fund: Process Review and Discussion

Susan Pasko, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
12:00 – 1:20Lunch (on your own)
1:20 – 1:40Environmental DNA Detection of Aquatic Non-Native Species

Maggie Hunter, U.S. Geological Survey
1:40 – 2:00Molecular Detection of Aquatic Pathogens in Environmental Samples

Maureen Purcell, U.S. Geological Survey
Control Session
2:00 – 2:202023 Control Subcommittee Workplan

Kim Bogenschutz, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
2: 20 – 2:40Lake Tahoe AIS Control Efforts in an Outstanding National Resource Waters

Dennis Zabaglo, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
2:40 - 3:00Quagga Zebra Action Plan

Tom Woolf, Western Regional Panel
3:00 – 3:20Break
3:20 - 3:40Invasive Carp Update

Amy McGovern, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
3:40 – 3:50New Zealand MudSnail Control Plan Update

Martha Volkoff, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
3:50 – 4:00European Green Crab Control Plan Update

Theresa Thom, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Stoney Coral Tissue Loss Disease Session
4:00 – 4:20Stoney Coral Tissue Loss Disease Transmission Overview

Nicholas Rosenau, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
4:20 – 4:40Pacific Preparedness: Building Capacity for Coral Disease Prevention and Response in the Pacific Islands

Valerie Brown, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
4:40 – 4:50Meeting Summary
4:50 – 5:00Public Comment
5:00Adjourn Meeting