Agenda from the Science Policy Exchange 2012 meeting

9 - 9:05 amWelcome and Introductory CommentsPhil Rockefeller
9:05 - 9:25Background & Expectations for Workshop; IntroductionsDave Ward
9:25 - 9:40Summary of ISAB’s Columbia River Food Web ReportRobert Naiman, ISAB
9:40 - 9:45Group Discussion 
Piscivorous Predation
9:45 - 10Ecological Impacts of Non-native Species in Flathead LakeBonnie Ellis, Flathead Lake Biological Station
10 - 10:15Ecological Impacts of Non-native species in FDR LakeHolly McLellan, Colville Tribes
10:15 - 10:30Coffee Break 
10:30 - 10:45Ecological Impacts of Northern Pike in the Pend Oreille RiverDeane Osterman, Kalispel Tribe
10:45 - 11Summary/Benefits of Bonneville’s Pikeminnow Sport-Reward Fishery ProgramJohn Skidmore, BPA
11 - 11:15Group Discussion 
Avian Predation
11:15 - 11:30Ecosystem-based Management of Predator-Prey Relationships between Piscivorous Birds and SalmonBeth Sanderson, NOAA
11:30 - 11:45Summary of Predator-Prey Relationships between Piscivorous Birds and Salmon in the Columbia River BasinDan Roby, OSU
11:45 - 1 pmLunch Break 
1 - 1:15Management of Predator-Prey Relationship between American White Pelicans and Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout in Blackfoot ReservoirDan Schill, IDFG
1:15 - 1:30Group Discussion 
Pinniped Predation
1:30 - 1:45Ecological Role of Sea Lions as Predators and CompetitorsBill Wilson, NOAA (retired)
1:45 - 2Summary of Observed Sea Lion Predation on Salmonids, Sturgeon and Lamprey below Bonneville DamRobert Stansell, COE
2 - 2:15Group Discussion 
2:15 - 2:30Coffee Break 
Predation Dynamics
2:30 - 2:45Piscivorous Predation Dynamics in the Columbia River Basin and the Need for a More Food Web-based ApproachMatt Mesa, USGS
2:45 - 3Group Discussion 
Discussion of Predation Management Strategies and Alternatives
3 - 3:30Discuss/Develop Predation Management Strategies for the Columbia River BasinDave Ward and Group
3:30 - 4Identify Advantages and Disadvantages of Each Alternative StrategyDave Ward and Group
Workshop Summary and Wrap-up
4 - 4:25Summary and Discussion of Management Options for Predation in the Columbia River BasinRobert Naiman, ISAB
4:25 - 4:30Concluding Remarks and AdjournPhil Rockefeller