Program Leaders Workshop 2015
This daylong workshop highlighted the logistics of managing the watercraft inspection component of a water-based stewardship program. Find materials from each presenter:
Current Program Models:
Program Leaders Workshop 2016
Fall 2015 Webinar Series
This webinar series focused on the logistics of starting and managing the watercraft inspection component of a water-based stewardship program.
Identification, Impact, Prevention & Control of Aquatic Invasive Species with Megan Pistolese, St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management
How to Start a Watercraft Inspection Program with Brittney Rogers, New York Sea Grant Extension
Standardized Watercraft Inspection Data Collection with Eric Holmlund, Paul Smith’s Adirondack Watershed Institute Stewardship Program
Current Watercraft Inspection Program Models: Staffing Structures & Funding Mechanisms Panel:
- Session Introduction: Brittney Rogers, New York Sea Grant Extension
- Lake George: Dave Wick, Lake George Park Commission
- NYS: Patty Wakefield and Megan Phillips, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
- Conesus Lake: Louie Bo Freeman, Livingston Cornell Cooperative Extension
- Adirondack Region: Eric Holmlund, Paul Smith’s Watershed Steward Program
What Anglers and Boaters Know & Still Need to Hear About Aquatic Invasive Species with Nancy Connelly, Cornell University Natural Resources Department
Watercraft Inspection Legislation and Regulations: A Facilitated Discussion with David G. White, New York Sea Grant Extension
2017 Webinar Series
This webinar series focused on watercraft-inspection related laws and regulations, program logistics, recent invasive species research, funding opportunities and development from volunteer to paid staff.
Thursday, October 12: “Approaches to Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Programs”
Hosted by the Invasive Mussel Collaborative: Discussing approaches to watercraft inspections and decontamination, focusing on voluntary programs within the Great Lakes region. Speakers included: (1) Jo Latimore, Michigan State University; (2) Ed Rudberg, CD3; (3) Pat Conzemius, Wildlife Forever; (4) Erin McFarlane, University of Wisconsin Extension; and (5) Brittney Rogers, New York Sea Grant.
Thursday, October 19: “NYS Watercraft-Related Legislation and Regulations”
Speakers included: (1) Catherine McGlynn, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation AIS Coordinator; (2) Matthew Brincka, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation Ocean and Great Lakes Educator.
Thursday, October 26: “Small Watercraft Inspection Program Logistics, Funding and Partnerships”
Speakers included: (1) Jane Smith: Adirondack Lakes Alliance, Inc. Associate Director; (2) Karen Winters: Black Lake Association former Steward Program Coordinator.
Thursday, November 2: “New Data Collection App Pilot Program: Software, Results, Next Steps”
Speakers included: (1) Heidi Krahling: NY Natural Heritage Program iMapInvasives Information Manager; (2) Meg Wilkinson, NY Natural Heritage Program Invasive Species Database Program Coordinator.
Friday, November 10: “Predicting Aquatic Invasions in New York State”
Speakers included: (1) Richard R. Shaker, Ryerson University, Toronto; (2) GeoEco Design, Syracuse; (3) Co-author of Predicting aquatic invasion in Adirondack lakes.