Wednesday Special Technical Sessions
March 30, 2016
Agenda subject to change.
The focus of this presentation will be the common problems which arise during a dam inspection and how to remedy them. Attendees will learn about the owner required inspection process, what are the most common deficiencies noted during inspections and potential remedies dam owners can implement.
Bill Sturtevant, Dam Safety Engineer, Wisconsin DNR
This session will be a review of the state’s Response Framework for Invasive Species. During this exercise, participants will assume the roles of various partners (DNR employee, County AIS Coordinator, Lake group member, etc.) to act out the WI DNR’s response process. Participants of this session will learn how to respond to a new invasive species discovery, be taught the steps that go into planning a response effort, and get a chance to provide feedback on the Department’s process.
Amanda Perdzock, Rapid Response Coordinator, Wisconsin DNR
During this session statewide lake specialists will provide an update on current Aquatic Plant Management (APM) monitoring and research being conducted in Wisconsin. Researchers will summarize Wisconsin’s 10-year Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM) monitoring project tracking unmanaged and actively managed lakes, as well as several case studies looking at herbicide efficacy and selectivity. They will also discuss the future of EWM management, describing some new technologies and tools which are currently being developed and integrated into existing techniques to help improve our ability to manage the species. By working together to better understand the roles that management techniques and environmental factors contribute to our success (or lack thereof), we seek to continue to improve our ability to manage EWM over the long-term, while minimizing adverse effects to native species and water quality.
Scott Provost, Water Resource Management Specialist, Wisconsin DNR
Michelle Nault, Water Resource Management Specialist, Wisconsin DNR
Scott Van Egeren, Water Resource Management Specialist, Wisconsin DNR