November 15 and 16, 2006
North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville


Wednesday, November 15, 2006 


9:00 – 9:05 am:   Welcome, Housekeeping Information
9:05 – 9:20 am:   Leslie Hartsell, National Fish Passage Coordinator, USFWS: Opening Remarks -- website
9:20 – 9:40 am:   Mark Hudy, National Aquatic Ecologist, USFS:  Ten Things I Think, I Think - Aquatic Organism Passage in the Southeast, Lessons Learned That Don’t Need to be Repeated -- Presentation
9:40 – 10:10 am:   Angela Gardner, KCI Technologies, INC:  Fish Passage Through Road Culverts (Thesis: NCSU) -- Presentation and Thesis
10:10 – 10:40 am:   Jenny Vander Pluym, NOAA:  Impact of Road Crossings on Stream Fish Movement and Community Structure (Thesis, NCSU) -- Presentation and Thesis
10:40 – 10:55 am:   Break
10:55 – 11:25 am:   Paul Benton, Tennessee Technological University:  Swimming Performance of the Barrens Topminnow (Fundulus julisia) and Western Mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis):  Implications for Barrier Design and Topminnow Conservation (Authors: Paul Benton and Dr. Hayden Mattingly) -- Presentation and Paper
11:25 – 11:45 am:   Seth Coffman, USFS:  Evaluation of a predictive model for upstream fish passage through culverts (Thesis: James Madison University) -- Presentation and Thesis
11:45 AM – 12:30 pm:   Lunch
12:30 – 1:00 pm:   James Norman, UGA: Application of a Multistate Model to Estimate Culvert Effects on Movement by Small Stream Fish (Authors:  James Norman, Megan Hagler, and Mary Freeman) -- Presentation and Thesis
1:00 – 1:30 pm:   Seth Coffman, USFS:  Aquatic Organism Passage Assessment Effort on National Forest System Lands in the Southern Region
1:30 – 2:00 pm:   Ted Castro – Santos, S.O Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center USGS/BRD:  Predicting Permeability:  Probability, Parsimony, and Polemics (i.e., What do we need to know to predict passage success and how much so?) -- Presentation and Papers
2:00 – 2:15 pm:   Break
2:15 – 2:45 pm:   Mary Freeman, USGS and UGA: Development and Elements of a ‘Stream Crossing Culvert Design’ policy for the Etowah HCP (Authors: James Norman, Emily Franzen, Megan Hagler, Heidi Millington, Bill Ensign, Seth Wegner and Mary Freeman) -- Presentation -- Etowah HCP
2:45 – 4:45 pm:   Kozmo (Ken) Bates, AquaKoz:  Design of Road Crossings for Fish and Other Aquatic Organisms -- Presentation -- Summary

Thursday, November 16, 2006