NEAPMS is an organization of professionals of various disciplines who track policy and legislation relating to aquatic plant management, and who participate in related local, regional and national advocacy issues.
BANQUET RAFFLE DONATION
Raffle tickets are sold throughout the duration of the conference toward a drawing during the banquet dinner.
Items must exceed $500.00 in value
The value of a donated item is counted towards sponsorship level
SILENT AUCTION DONATION
A silent auction takes place throughout the duration of the conference until the refreshment break on the final morning. All silent auction proceeds benefit the NEAPMS Scholarship Fund. Although preregistration is preferred, Silent Auction items can be donated at any time during the conference.
Items of all types are needed
Items do not need to be specific to aquatic plant management
Items should be valued at more than $20.00
Items should be in "new" or "marketable" condition
Silent auction donations do not count toward a sponsorship level
Tuesday, June 11
Kris Erickson, Principal Scientist and Project Manager with Ecology and Environment, Inc.; Kristen Hebebrand, Project Manager with Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc.; and Matt Barnes, Assistant Professor with Texas Tech University’s Department of Natural Resources Management, will be presenting on the Great Lakes Hydrilla Risk Assessment.
Kris will provide the framework and an overview of the risk assessment, including the environmental, economic, and social/cultural impacts; characterization of risk (i.e., where are the most vulnerable areas); and risk management recommendations and BMPs.
Matt will discuss how species distribution modeling was used to support determinations of suitable habitat where hydrilla may successfully establish, if introduced.
Kristen will summarize the dispersal modeling that was used to understand the pathways by which the species could potentially spread, focusing on the development of models of recreational boater movement to predict which watersheds are most at risk to new introductions.
We will have an approximately 40-minute presentation followed by a 20-minute question and answer session.
Please send an email to email@example.com to register or for more information.
For those who are unable to attend, a recording of the webinar will be made available at http://hydrillacollaborative.com
Our Mission: To assist in the management of aquatic vegetation, to provide for the scientific and educational advancement of members, to encourage scientific research in all facets of aquatic plant management, to promote an exchange of information among members and to extend and develop understanding in the discipline.