Watercraft Inspection Webinars

2019 Webinar Series

Thursday, January 17th: “Applying Behavioral Psychology to Stop AIS”

Presenter: Ken Donnelly, President, Beyond Attitude Consulting


Thursday January 24th: “NY Watercraft Inspection Steward Program Application 2018 Data Overview: Methods, Statistics and Analysis”

Presenters: Cathy McGlynn, Ph.D., Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; John Marino, GIS Applications Developer, New York Natural Heritage Program iMapInvasives Project Team


Thursday, January 31st: “Assessing the Risk of Future Aquatic Invasive Species Establishment in a Changing World” 

Presenter: Sara Stahlman, Extension Leader, Pennsylvania Sea Grant 


Thursday, February 7th: “Dealing with the Public: Handling Harassment and Other Issues” 

Presenter: Sue O’Reilly, Data Manager, Adirondack Watershed Institute at Paul Smith’s College 


2017 Webinar Series

Thursday, October 12th“Approaches to Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Programs” 

Hosted by: Invasive Mussel Collaborative 

Presenters: Jo Latimore, Michigan State University; Ed Rudberg, CD3; Pat Conzemius, Wildlife Forever; Erin McFarlane, University of Wisconsin Extension; Brittney Rogers, New York Sea Grant 


Thursday, October 19th“NYS Watercraft-Related Legislation and Regulations” 

Presenters: Catherine McGlynn, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation AIS Coordinator; Matthew Brincka, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Ocean and Great Lakes Educator 


Thursday, October 26th“Small Watercraft Inspection Program Logistics, Funding and Partnerships” 

Presenters: Jane Smith, Adirondack Lakes Alliance, Inc. Associate Director; Karen Winters, Black Lake Association former Steward Program Coordinator


Thursday, November 2nd“New Data Collection App Pilot Program: Software, Results, Next Steps” 

Presenters: Heidi Krahling, NY Natural Heritage Program iMapInvasives Information Manager; Meg Wilkinson, NY Natural Heritage Program Invasive Species Database Program Coordinator 


Friday, November 10th: “Predicting Aquatic Invasions in New York State” 

Presenters: Richard R. Shaker, Ryerson University, Toronto; GeoEco Design, Syracuse; Co-author of Predicting Aquatic Invasion in Adirondack Lakes 


2016 Webinar Series

Tuesday, March 22nd“Getting Started: How to Start a Watercraft Inspection Program” 

Presenter: Brittney Rogers, NYSG’s Watercraft Inspection Steward Program Leaders Trainer 


Tuesday, March 29th: “Case Studies: Two Sustainably Funded Programs” 

Presenters: Jane Smith, East Shore Schroon Lake Association; Kristen Rohne, Lake George Association 


Tuesday, April 5th: “Options for Watercraft Decontamination After Zebra Mussel Exposure” 

Presenters: Eric Davis, David Wong, Willard Harmen, Biological Field Station, SUNY Oneonta; Biology Department, SUNY Oneonta 


Tuesday, April 12th: “Watercraft Data” 

Presenter: Dr. Eric Holmlund, Adirondack Watershed Institute Steward Program, Paul Smith’s College 


Tuesday, April 19th: “Emerging Invasive Aquatic Plants- Be on the Lookout!” 

Presenter: Steve Young, LIISMA Coordinator: NY Natural Heritage Program 


Tuesday, April 26th: “Clean, Drain, Dry: It’s Not Just a Good Idea” 

Presenter: Catherine McGlynn, Megan Phillips and Matt Brincka, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation-Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation 


2015 Webinar Series

 Thursday, October 29th“Identification, Impact, Prevention & Control of Aquatic Invasive Species” 

Presenter: Megan Pistolese, St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management 

Thursday, November 5th: “How to Start a Watercraft Inspection Program” & “Standardizing Watercraft Inspection Data Collection” 

Presenter: Brittney Rogers, New York Sea Grant Extension 

Presenter: Eric Holmlund, Paul Smith’s Adirondack Watershed Institute Stewardship Program 


Thursday, November 12th: “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 Historic Preservation 

Conesus Lake: Louie Bo Freeman, Livingston Cornell Cooperative Extension 

Adirondack Region: Eric Holmlund, Paul Smith’s Watershed Steward Program 


Friday, November 20th“What Anglers and Boaters Know & Still Need to Hear about Aquatic Invasive Species” 

Presenter: Nancy Connelly, Cornell University Natural Resources Department


Thursday, December 3rd: “Watercraft Inspection Legislation and Regulations: A Facilitated Discussion”  

Presenter: David G. White, New York Sea Grant Extension