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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

OPENING PLENARY SESSION
Rachel Jacobson,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks,  US Department of the Interior   ○ Presentation

SESSION MODERATOR: Don Scavia, Graham Family Professor of Environmental Sustainability, University of Michigan

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Session 5

Session 6

Incorporating Climate Adaptation into Large-Scale Ecosystem Restoration  

Monitoring
and Assessment

Restoring Streams and Rivers in an Urban Environment

Toward Environmentally Beneficial Conservation Practices in Great Lakes Agricultural Watersheds

Policy & Partnership for Ecosystem Restoration

Near-Shore Ecosystem Restoration

Moderator:
Victoria Pebbles

Moderator:
Tom Slowinski

Moderator:
Terry Doss

Moderator:
Joseph DePinto

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Moderator:
Timothy Feather

Moderator:
David Hanson

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Dawn Shirreffs
Rising Tide - Adapting Everglades Ecosystem Restoration to Climate Change

   ○ Presentation

Mike Habberfield
Comparison of Rapid Stream Assessment Techniques across a Gradient of Disturbance

Scott Estergard
The Los Angeles River and Large-Scale Urban Ecosystem Restoration

   ○ Presentation

Dennis McGrath
Sustaining Aquatic Ecosystems in Agricultural Watersheds

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Joe Pfeiffer
Ecosystem Restoration with Gorilla Tactics: Restoration of Grand Lake St. Marys Ecosystem Through Economic Development

   ○ Presentation

Ray Dennis
A New Approach to Seagrass Restoration through Landscape Manipulation

   ○ Presentation

Don Boesch
Incorporating Climate Change Adaptation into Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem Restoration

   ○ Presentation  

H. Lee Case III
Development of a Monitoring and Assessment Plan for the Salton Sea, CA

Michael Homza
River Enhancements and Levee Repairs in an Urban Setting

Amanda Flynn
Application of an Enhanced, Fine-Scale SWAT Model to Target Land Management Practices for Maximizing Pollutant Reduction and Conservation Benefits

   ○ Presentation

Angela Larsen
Northeast Illinois Ravine Restoration, Monitoring & Policy Program 

   ○ Presentation

Matthew Lybolt
Defining a Path to Achievable and Historically Relevant Goals for Restoration of Coral Reef Ecosystems

Scudder Mackey
Climate Adaptation and Great Lakes Restoration: Implementing GLRI, GLWQA, and the IUGLS

Martin Boote
Cost-Effective Monitoring of Fish Passage and Biological Responses to Dam Removal

Heather Schwar
Daylighting of Schoonmacher Creek as Part of the Western Milwaukee Flood Management Project

Leah Harris
Evaluating Incentives for Crop Farmers to Provide Aquatic Ecosystem Benefits

Wendy Katagi
Partnerships Bolstering Implementation of National Marine Fisheries Service Southern Steelhead Recovery Plan in Southern California

   ○ Presentation

Jon Risinger
Bioengineered Oyster Reefs for Sustainable Shoreline Protection & Ecosystem Restoration in the Gulf of Mexico

Denise Reed
Restoring Coastal Louisiana in the Face of an Uncertain Future

Althea Hotaling
Creating a Habitat Sustainability Index to Plan for Future Seagrass Restoration

   ○ Presentation

Thomas Sear
Sheboygan River Area of Concern Habitat Restoration Projects

Carrie Vollmer-Sanders
Groups Don’t Act, Individuals Do: Building a Certification Program

   ○ Presentation

Joe Shisler
Outside the Box in Habitat Restoration for Hazardous Site Remediation

   ○ Presentation

Russell Burke
Craney Island Eastern Expansion (CIEE) Oyster Mitigation Oyster Shellstring Survey

 

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Session 12

Climate Change & Sea Level Rise

Restoration in Coastal Louisiana

Implementing Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring

Stream and Watershed Restoration

Common Approaches among Successful Regional Ecosystem Management Initiatives

Accomplishments in Regional & Large-Scale Restoration

Moderator:
Cassondra Thomas

Moderator:
Scott Slocum

Moderator:
Donald Uzarski

Moderator:
Lynette Cardoch

Moderator:
Mark Gorman

Moderator:
Erin Hague

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Cassondra Thomas
Defining Coastal Marsh Restoration Success under Accelerated Sea-Level Rise Conditions

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Michael Schwar
Quantifying Potential Floodplain Restoration Benefits in the Upper Mississippi River Basin

   ○ Presentation

Donald Uzarski
A Basin-Wide Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Program

   ○ Presentation

Jill Stachura
Stormwater BMP and Stream Restoration in a City Park

   ○ Presentation

Ken Lubinski
Old and New Challenges To Restore The Upper Mississippi River System

   ○ Presentation

John Balletto
PSEG's Estuary Enhancement Program - 20 Years Later

Laura Moran
Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Impacts at Ports and a Consistent Methodology to Evaluate Vulnerability and Risk

   ○ Presentation

Herry Utomo
Planting Time and Aerial Application of Smooth Cordgrass Seed For Rapid Revegetation of Newly Constructed Coastal Marshes

Matthew Cooper
Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Program: Support of Restoration Activities Across the Basin

Eileen Straughan
The Urban Stream Restoration of Sullivan Branch

   ○ Presentation

Patrick Nunnally
City and Region: Ecosystem Restoration on Urban Rivers

Ida Wenefrida
Pelleting and Chemical Amending Seed Treatments for Improved Versatility and Success Rates of Aerial Seeding in Coastal Restoration and Erosion

Rob Daoust
Sea Level Rise Adaptation in San Franciso Bay

Syed Khalil
A Regional Geological Approach to a Sustainable Ecosystem Restoration of the Mississippi River Delta Plain

Valerie Brady
Ecological Restoration Efforts in the St. Louis River Estuary: Application of Great Lakes Monitoring Data

Thomas Slowinski
Remeandering/ Restoring Three Miles of Spring Creek within 650 Acres of Hadley Valley Preserve

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Patrick McGinnis
A Case for an Adaptive Management Approach to Ecosystem Management for the Mississippi River: Moving From Compliance Driven Outputs

Thomas Teets
An Everglades Restoration Success Story: The C-111 West Spreader Canal Project, from Concept to a Working Restoration Project

   ○ Presentation

Roselle Henn
Ecosystem Restoration and Regional Resilience: A Post-Sandy Perspective

Bill Hanson
Use of a Long-Distance Sediment Pipeline for Restoration of Scoffield Island, LA

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Dennis Albert
Great Lakes Coastal Monitoring Provides Baseline Plant Data for Sustainable Wetland Restoration Project

Matthew Grabau
Salinity Management for Floodplain Riparian Restoration

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Discussion Period

Delia Ivanoff
Long-term Success of a Large Constructed Treatment Wetland in the Everglades Agricultural Area Basin and its Benefits to the Downstream Natural Marsh

PLENARY SESSION: Restoration Coffee House One

Harmful Algal Blooms: Prevention, Prediction, Management, and Control
Harmful algal blooms are impacting human and ecological health across the globe in both freshwater and marine systems.  In some cases, they can be prevented or controlled, but in others they can only be predicted and managed. 
The panel will discuss various approaches for dealing with this increasingly intractable problem.

Session Organizer & Moderator:
Don Scavia
, Graham Sustainability Institute, University of Michigan   ○ Presentation

Session Panelists:
Don Anderson
, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Dan Ayres, Coastal Shellfish Lead Biologist, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Alina Corcoran, Research Scientist, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Gail Hesse, Executive Director, Ohio Lake Erie Commission
Kevin G. Sellner, Executive Director, Chesapeake Research Consortium

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

PLENARY SESSION [Schaumburg West]
Drought, Flooding and Coastal Storms: Creating Landscapes and Communities Resilient to Weather Extremes
 
Jason Weller
, Acting Chief, USDA, NRCS   ○ Presentation 
Robert Bendick
, Director, U.S. Government Relations, The Nature Conservancy  
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SESSION MODERATOR: Andy Buchsbaum, Regional Executive Director for the National Wildlife Federation’s Great Lakes Office

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Session 15

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Session 18

Science, Governance and Action: One Year into the Amended Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

Louisiana Coastal Restoration: Federal, State, NGO and Private Sector Perspectives and Roles

Thinking Like a Watershed: Using the Watershed Approach to Improve Wetland and Stream Restoration Project Outcomes

Planning of Ecosystem Restoration Programs

The Renaissance of Ecosystem Integrity in North American Large Rivers

Ecosystem Goods and Services

Moderators:
T. Kevin O'Donnell and Brad Bass

Moderator:
Mark Wingate

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Moderator:
Mark P. Smith

Moderator:
Mark Jaworski

Moderator:
Robin DeBruyne

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Moderator:
Raed El-Farhan

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Elizabeth Hinchey Malloy
Working under the Updated Agreement: The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

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Bren Haase
Louisiana Coastal Restoration: The State Perspective and Role

Mark P Smith
Thinking Like a Watershed: Using a Watershed Approach to Improve Wetland and Stream Restoration Outcomes

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Michael Hooper
Restoration and Conservation Planning Based On Carbon Sequestration and Greenhouse Gas Flux under Current and Projected Future Scenarios

Elizabeth Holmes-Gaar
Common Themes for Restoring the Columbia Basin Ecosystem through Salmon and Steelhead Recovery

   ○ Presentation

Joe Berg
Simulating Natural Resource Functions in Green Infrastructure

Michael Moorman
GREAT LAKES RESTORATION INITIATIVE – Progress to Date

   ○ Presentation

Steven Peyronnin
An NGO Perspective of the Evolving Role of NGOs in Louisiana Coastal Restoration

Nicholas Miller
Matching Multiple Stakeholder Goals to Restoration Opportunities in a Great Lakes Coastal Watershed 

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Jill Chomycia
The San Joaquin River Restoration Program: Achieving Large-Scale River Restoration while Minimizing Water Supply Impacts to Agricultural Users

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Bryan Piazza
The Atchafalaya River Basin: Conservation and Restoration in America's Largest Swamp

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David Coffman and Rebecca Griffith
Exploring the Possible Role of Watershed-Scale Sediment Management in Expanding Water Supply and Enhancing Ecological Function: Sulphur River Basin, TX

   ○ Presentation

Gail Hesse
The Ohio Lake Erie Phosphorus Task Force II

   ○ Presentation

David Richard
Louisiana Coastal Restoration: Private Sector Perspective

Joy Zedler
Larger-scale and Longer-term Planning to Restore Wetland Ecosystem Services, including Biodiversity Support and Resilience 

John Shuey
Large-Scale, High-Diversity Restoration as a Threat-Reduction Strategy in a High-Priority, Fragmented Conservation Landscape

   ○ Presentation

Justin Kozak
A Structured Decision-Making Process for Restoring the Atchafalaya River Basin, Louisiana: Developing a Process to Bridge the Boundaries between Scientists, Managers and Stakeholders

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Carol Mansfield
Valuing Changes in Aquatic Ecosystem Services from Reductions in Nutrient Loadings: A Methodology for Linking Environmental Benefits and Economic Valuation

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Brad Bass
Working under the Updated Agreement: The Great Lakes Nutrient Initiative

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Mark Wingate
USACE Perspective and Evolving Role in Louisiana Coastal Restoration

   ○ Presentation

Nelwyn McInnis
Large Scale Ecosystem Restoration using Wetland Mitigation Banking in MS and LA

   ○ Presentation

Jeff Trulick
S.M.A.R.T. Planning in USACE Restoration Planning

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David Bennion
Restoration of Spawning Habitat for Native Fish in the Central Great Lakes

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Cheryl Essex
Recreation Proposal for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun Marsh

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Great Lakes
Areas of Concern

River Restoration

Louisiana Coastal Restoration - Integrating multiple programs through Louisiana's Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast

Hydrodynamic & Water Quality Modeling

Case Study: Using Monitoring Results to Design and Adaptively Manage Large Habitat Restoration Projects in the Middle Rio Grande Floodplain, New Mexico

Real-time Evaluation and Reporting of Ecosystem Restoration
Part 1

Moderator:
T. Kevin O'Donnell

Moderator:
Russ Sanford

Moderator:
Alisha Renfro

Moderator:
Al Cofrancesco

Moderator:
Todd Caplan

Moderator:
Paul Conrads

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David Cowgill
Sediment Remediation and Habitat Restoration in Areas of Concern

   ○ Presentation

Andy Selle
Brown Bridge Dam Removal and River Restoration, Traverse City, Michigan

Natalie Peyronnin
Louisiana’s 2012 Coastal Master Plan:  Moving from Planning to Implementation

   ○ Presentation

Andrew Stoddard
Hydrodynamic and Water Quality Model Framework to Support Resource Management Planning for the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta

   ○ Presentation

Todd Caplan
Site Attributes and Planting Techniques for Growing Dense Willow Habitat from Cuttings along the Middle Rio Grande, New Mexico

   ○ Presentation

Sarai Piazza
Report Cards and Multi-scale Assessments using Louisiana's Coastwide Reference Monitoring System

Caitie McCoy
Three Tips for Successful Community Engagement: Insights from the Great Lakes

   ○ Presentation

Martin Melchior
Riverine Habitat Restoration for the Sheboygan River Area of Concern

Carol Parsons Richards
LCA Mississippi River Hydrodynamic and Delta Management Feasibility Study

   ○ Presentation

Jill Kostel
Increasing Conservation Practice Enrollments through Modeling and Targeted Outreach in an Agricultural Watershed

Steven Albert
Applying Biotic Functional Assessment Techniques to Guide Adaptive Management of Habitat Restoration along the Middle Rio Grande, NM

   ○ Presentation

Mary Khoury
The Great Lake Information Management and Delivery System: Fostering Shared Goals and Collaborative Solutions

   ○ Presentation

Stacy Hron
Accelerating Management Actions in the Sheboygan River Area of Concern (AOC)

   ○ Presentation

Stuart Trabant
Multidisciplinary Stream Restoration of North Clear Creek

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Jerry Carroll
Utilizing Mississippi River Sediments to Restore Coastal Wetlands

   ○ Presentation

Gaurav Savant
3-Dimensional Hydrodynamic Numerical Modeling of Galveston Bay Using the 3-Dimensional Adaptive Hydraulics (3D-ADH) Code

   ○ Presentation

Chad McKenna
Adaptive Management Strategies for Controlling Exotic Plant Species

   ○ Presentation

Daniel Sullivan
Tributary and Nearshore Monitoring for Real-Time Evaluation of Great Lakes Restoration 

   ○ Presentation

Bruce Manny
The Use of Science for Fisheries Restoration in the Huron-Erie Corridor

   ○ Presentation

James Webster
Floodplain Restoration Using a Rivervision Approach in Meacham Creek, Oregon USA

   ○ Presentation

Derek Brockbank
Restore the Mississippi River Delta

   ○ Presentation

Al Cofrancesco
Partnerships and Collaboration: A Strategy for Success

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Trevor Fetz
Avian Response to Restoration Efforts in the Middle Rio Grande Bosque: Wetland Creation and Potential Impacts of Restoration Activitiy on the Avian Community

   ○ Presentation

Heather Henkel
Real-Time Evaluation of the Water-Control Plan and its Impacts on Tree Islands in the Florida Everglades 

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Session 28

Session 29

Session 30

Invasive Species

Restoring the Connection: Great Lakes Ecosystem Restoration through Dam Removal and Modification

Innovative Floodplain Restoration and Adaptive Management on Large Rivers

Leveraging Our Bucks-n-Acres:  Maximizing the Outcomes from Marine Habitat Restoration

Ecosystem Modeling

Real-time Evaluation
 and Reporting of Ecosystem Restoration
Part 2

Moderator:
Cynthia Henderson

Moderator:
Michael Donahue

Moderator:
Brad Thompson

Moderator:
Kameran Onley

Moderator:
Chris Wallen

Moderator:
Heather Henkel

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Richard Lance
Asian Carp eDNA: Evolution and Calibration

Michael Donahue
Ecosystem Restoration via Dams Disposition on the Boardman River System

Chad Smith
Implementation of the Platte River Elm Creek Complex Flow-Sediment-Mechanical Adaptive Management Experiment

   ○ Presentation

Dwayne Minton
Reef Flat Recovery following Large-scale Removal of Invasive Algae 

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Jeffrey Edstrom
Using a Wiki to Develop a Coastal Watershed Plan

Laura Brandt
Integrating Ecological Models with Real-time Hydrologic Data in the Florida Everglades

Cynthia Henderson
Hurricane Impacts on a Coastal Ecosystem Restoration Project: Plant Community, Invasive Species and Adaptive Management

Jesse Waldrip
Ecosystem Restoration via Passage of Lake Sturgeon at Five Hydroelectric Dams on the Menominee River

   ○ Presentation

Merri Martz
Restoration Of Gravel Mined Floodplains, Willamette River, OR

   ○ Presentation

Jeff McCreary
Napa Sonoma Marshes Restoration Project – Coastal Ecosystem Restoration through Collaborative Partnerships 

   ○ Presentation

John Monahan
River, Floodplain and Other - Habitat Optimization Models for Ecosystems (HOME)

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Sarai Piazza
The Development and Implementation of Dynamic Reporting through the Coastwide Reference Monitoring System Website

Lindsay Teunis
Santa Ana River Arundo Removal Project: One Piece of a Much Larger Invasive Species Puzzle

Scott Dierks
Restoring Fish Passage Between Lake Erie and the River Raisin 

   ○ Presentation

Kate Buenau
Lessons From the Development and Use of Numerical Models in Restoration Planning on the Missouri and Columbia Rivers

   ○ Presentation

Mike Burton
Successes and Challenges in Restoring Oligohaline Marsh And Coastal Uplands in the Tampa Bay Region

   ○ Presentation

Shaye Sable
A Lower Trophic Level Food Web Model to Support Understanding and Evaluation of Ecological Responses within the Low Salinity Zone of the San Francisco Estuary

Paul Conrads
An Approach for Real-time Evaluation of Savannah Harbor Deepening Mitigation Effectiveness for the Protection of Freshwater Tidal Marshes 

   ○ Presentation

Donald Hagan
Rapid Recovery of the Mycorrhizal Fungal Community Following Cogongrass (Imperata Cylindrica) Eradication

   ○ Presentation

Troy Naperala
Restoring Aquatic Habitat in the Little Rapids Area of the St. Marys River

   ○ Presentation

Brad Thompson
Envisioning a New River Future with Levee Setbacks for Greater Societal and Wildlife Benefits

   ○ Presentation

James Byrne
Taking Restoration to Scale: Acropora Restoration, Florida and the USVI

   ○ Presentation

Mark McKelvy
Visualizing Upper Trophic and Ecosystem Modeling Outputs with EverVIEW to Inform the Decision Process in Coastal Louisiana 

Dan Sullivan
Real-time Modeling and Reporting of Beach Water Quality on the Great Lakes

   ○ Presentation

Thursday, August 1, 2013

PLENARY SESSION
Binational Action to Restore the Great Lakes
   ○ Presentation

Cameron Davis,
Senior Advisor to the Administrator (Great Lakes), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Great Lakes National Program Office
John Lawrence
, Senior Science Advisor to the Regional Director-General for Ontario, Environment Canada

SESSION MODERATOR: Robert Daoust, ARCADIS U.S., Inc., Manager, Ecosystem Restoration

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Session 36

Friend or Foe?  Do Regional Large-Scale Ecosystem Restoration Programs Help or Hurt One Another at a National Level?

Adaptive Management

Engineering with Nature to improve Resiliency and Function of Restoration Projects 

Cutting Red Tape: A Central Everglades Experiment To Expedite Ecosystem Restoration Planning

Integrated Assessment and Environmental Report Cards as Tools for Ecosystem Restoration - Part 1

The Columbia River Estuary Ecosystem Restoration Program: Strategic Prioritization and Implementation

Moderator:
Bill Hinsley

Moderator:
Karen Appell

Moderator:
David Moore

Moderator:
Dawn Shirreffs

Moderator:
Heath Kelsey

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Moderator:
Blaine Ebberts

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John Hankinson, Former Executive Director, Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force
Kameran Onley, Former Acting Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, Dept. of Interior
Steve Thompson, Former Manager of the California-Nevada Operations Office, USFWS
Rob Vining, Former Chief, Programs Management Division, USACE
This panel will compare and contrast experiences of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, Louisiana Coastal Area, and Florida Everglades  ecosystem restoration programs, and will explore the crafting and sustaining of a federal policy and funding frameworks to sustain each. Panelists will discuss what it will take to advance a national resource management and ecosystem restoration agenda - including policy and funding requirements for creating a collaborative, instead of competitive, framework at a national level. 

Ian Jewell
Climate Change Adaptation and Adaptive Environmental Management Integration

   ○ Presentation

William Holman
Applying Engineering Solutions to the Science of Protection and Enhancement of Aquatic Environments

   ○ Presentation

Eric Bush
The Central Everglades Planning Project: Planning the Next Generation of Everglades Restoration Projects

   ○ Presentation

Scott Sowa
Wildlife Component of the Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) – Great Lakes and Western Lakes Erie Basin Efforts

   ○ Presentation

Gary Johnson
Columbia Estuary Ecosystem Restoration Program: Adaptive Management Strategy Report and Action Plan for Program Execution

   ○ Presentation

Matthew Harwell
Lessons Learned from the Everglades Collaborative Adaptive Management Program

   ○ Presentation

David Heinze
Streambank Stabilization in the Midwest – Lessons Learned

   ○ Presentation

Matthew Morrison
Central Everglades Planning ProjectCentral Everglades Planning Project

Mark Monaco
Utilization of a Biogeographic Assessment Framework to Characterize and Quantify Ecosystem Condition

   ○ Presentation

Charles ("Si") Simenstad
Landscape Planning Framework for Restoration and Protection of Juvenile Salmon Habitat using the Columbia River Estuary Ecosystem Classification

   ○ Presentation

Fred Sklar
Everglades Restoration 2000-2012: Lessons Learned

David McGehee
Using Organic Engineering Principles to Address Ecosystem Values in the Bottom Line

   ○ Presentation

Stephen Davis
Integrating Sound Science and Adaptive Management into a Truncated Timeline for Central Everglades Restoration

   ○ Presentation

Wes Tunnell
A Report Card to Assess Ecosystem Health in the Gulf of Mexico

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Julie Doumbia
Columbia Estuary Ecosystem Restoration Program: Integrated Approach for Habitat Action Effectiveness Monitoring and Research

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Tom St. Clair
The Role of Independent Science Review in the Adaptive Management Process for Large-Scale Restoration Programs

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Dan Veriotti
Regional Sediment Budget and Shoreline Restoration Alternatives

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Discussion

Harald "Jordy" Jordahl
Developing America's Watershed Initiative Basin Report Card

   ○ Presentation

Ron Thom
Ecosystem Restoration in the Lower Columbia River and Estuary: The Role of the Expert Regional Technical Group

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Session 40

Session 41

Session 42

Strategies to Locate and Prioritize Ecosystem Restoration Actions: Why Here and Why Now? 

Independent Science on a Large Scale - A Panel Discussion

Wetland/Marsh Restoration

Great Waters Flow Through Them:  Protecting & Enhancing America's National Parks through Restoration

Integrated Assessment and Environmental Report Cards as Tools for Ecosystem Restoration - Part 2

Lessons Learned in Urban Ecosystem Restoration: Adjusting Expectations and Determining Success

Moderator:
Russell Strach

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Moderator:
Chad Smith

Moderator:
Jill Kostel

Moderator:
Sarah Barmeyer

Moderator:
Dave Nemazie

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Moderator:
Brook Herman

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Matthew Andersen
A National Perspective on the US Geological Survey's Restoration Strategies, Priorities, Accomplishments, and Challenges

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David Marmorek
Philip Dixon
David Galat
Robb Jacobson
Kent Loftin
John Nestler                                                                                    

Panel discussion of members of the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program's Independent Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC) on the role of independent science in large-scale recovery programs and the relationships between adaptive management, independent science, and decision-making.

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Michael Mak
ABC's of Freshwater Wetland Design: Concept to Construction

   ○ Presentation

Sarah Barmeyer
Great Waters and National Parks – A National Overview

Ann Hijuelos
Who's Keeping Score? Developing a Report Card for Coastal Louisiana

   ○ Presentation

Joe Roth
Restoration Lessons from Bartel Grassland and Tinley Creek Wetlands 

   ○ Presentation

Heather Braun
Linking Ecological Restoration and Economic Recovery at a Great Lakes Area of Concern: Muskegon Lake, Michigan

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Jason Doll
Using a Living Shoreline Approach to Prevent Erosion and Restore Marsh Habitat on Ocracoke Island

   ○ Presentation

Aida Arik
Restoring the Heart of the Everglades 

   ○ Presentation

Laura Brandt
Using Ecological Indicators to Evaluate Progress toward Restoration: An Example from the Everglades

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Frank Veraldi
Change is Hard: Restoring Structure and Function in Urban Landscapes

   ○ Presentation

Howard Brown
The Need for Fish Passage above Rim Dams in California's Central Valley

   ○ Presentation

Lorie Staver
Sustainability in the Created Marshes at Poplar Island Restoration Project in Mid-Chesapeake Bay

   ○ Presentation

Jeffrey Duda
Evaluating Ecosystem Restoration During and Following Dam Removal on the Elwha River 

Brandy Siedlaczek
Riverine Wetland Habitat Restoration using a full Management Tool Box

   ○ Presentation

Joel Tillery 
Advancing Urban Watershed Renewal through the Benefits of Multi-Purpose Stream and Riverine Restoration Projects 

   ○ Presentation

Karen Rodriguez
Prioritizing Habitat Projects in Areas of Concern (AOC) throughout the Great Lakes

   ○ Presentation

 

Dilip Trivedi
After a Decade of Planning, Bair Island Restoration at Full Steam

   ○ Presentation

Lilo Stainton
Open Space in the Urban Jungle Post-Sandy: National Parks, Ecosystem Restoration and Storm Resiliency in the NY-NJ Harbor Region

   ○ Presentation

Merrie Carlock
Local Benefit from the Rouge River National Wet Weather Demonstration Project Ecosystem Assessments

   ○ Presentation

Kyle Spicer
Developing Creative Partnerships in the Maumee AOC to Restore Habitat in an Urban Watershed 

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PLENARY SESSION

Rick Snyder,
Governor, State of Michigan

SESSION MODERATOR: Don Scavia, Graham Family Professor of Environmental Sustainability, University of Michigan

Restoration Coffee House Two
Invasive Species: Asian Carp Case Study
   ○ Presentation

Invasive species cost $120 billion annually and cause enormous impacts to native species and ecosystems. The introduction of a relatively small number of non-native organisms can quickly over-run native species as the newcomers reproduce and feed with little or no competition. Once they become established, non-native species are usually impossible to eradicate and often difficult to control, creating permanent changes to ecosystems. Prevention is the primary method to protect native ecosystems from invasive organisms. The panel will describe the history, extent and possible impact on the Great Lakes of the Asian carps; the measures currently being employed to address them; and potential future actions, including re-establishing a subcontinental divide between the Mississippi River system and the Great Lakes.

Session Organizer & Moderator:
Andy Buchsbaum, Healing Our Waters Coalition and Great Lakes Office of National Wildlife Federation

Session Panelists:
Marc Gaden, Communications Director & Legislative Liaison, Great Lakes Fishery Commission
John Goss, Asian Carp Director at the White House Council on Environmental Quality and Chair, Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee
Tim Eder, Executive Director, Great Lakes Commission

Friday, August 2, 2013

Session 43

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Session 45

Session 46

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Session 48

Governance Challenges to Addressing Algal Blooms in the Great Lakes

Novel Ecosystems Concept – It’s Time To Get Real! 

Everglades Restoration

Large-scale Ecosystem Restoration in the Great Lakes Basin: A Whole System Approach

Quality Assurance in Habitat Restoration and Invasive Species Programs 

Restoration as Behavior Change: Using Communications Campaigns to Reach Restoration Goals 

Moderator:
Lyman Welch

Moderator:
Cheryl Ulrich

Moderator:
Robert Daoust

Moderator:
Rebecca Smith

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Moderators:
Craig Palmer and
Louis Blume

Moderator:
Jennifer Browning

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Michael Murray
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Joseph Logan
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T. Kevin O'Donnell
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Lyman Welch
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This panel will discuss governance challenges to reducing phosphorus sources into the Great Lakes, including recent updates to the binational Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Presentations will include a review of past efforts to reduce phosphorus input and new challenges presented by ecosystem changes.

Joe Berg
Matt Harwell
Richard Hobbs

This interactive panel discussion will define the concept of “novel ecosystems”, discuss application of the concept in several case studies and provide an overview of the work USDA NRCS has accomplished on Ecological Site Descriptions (ESD) as a decision support tool for better land restoration and management decisions. 

   ○ Presentation

Barry Rosen
An Adaptive Management Example from the Everglades: The Decompartmental-
ization Physical Model

James Cole and Nicole Van Helden
Restoring Great Lakes Coastal Systems for Nature and People: Toward New Approaches in Green Bay and Western Lake Erie

   ○ Presentation

Louis Blume
Quality Assurance Guidance for Environmental Data Collection Associated with Habitat Restoration and Invasive Species Projects

   ○ Presentation

Rebeca Bell
Words Matter: Tips for Using Communications to Improve Restoration Efforts 

Subodh Acharya
Pattern and Flow in the Everglades: Defining Landscape-scale Hydraulic Geometry

   ○ Presentation

Darran Crabtree
Research in Support of Restoration of Cisco in Lake Ontario

   ○ Presentation

Louis Blume
Development of a Graded Approach to Project-Level Quality Documentation for Habitat Restoration Projects

   ○ Presentation

Lisa Cotner
Millennium Reserve: Organizing Multiple and Diverse Stakeholders

Stuart Appelbaum
Ingredients for Success: Building a Robust Adaptive Management Program

   ○ Presentation

Thomas Neeson
Prioritizing In-stream Barrier Removal in Great Lakes Tributaries

Martin Stapanian
A Prototype Splitter Apparatus for Dividing Large Catches of Small Fish

   ○ Presentation

Linda Masters
Restoring a Ravine Ecosystem: Outreach to Homeowners 

   ○ Presentation

Andres Rodriguez
Man-Made Tree Islands for Restoration Purposes in the Everglades

Jon Fosgitt
Adapting Great Lakes Forest Management and Restoration Strategies in Light of Climate Change

   ○ Presentation

Discussion

Arthur Pearson
A Funder's Perspective on the Value of Communications

   ○ Presentation

CLOSING PLENARY SESSION
David Doig, President, Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives — "The Closing of Meigs Field"   ○ Presentation

David Donnenfield
and Kevin White, Full Frame Productions  — "The Legacy and Promise of Restoration: A Storyteller’s Perspective"   ○ Presentation

CLOSING REMARKS

SESSION MODERATOR: Cameron Davis
, Senior Advisor to the Administrator (Great Lakes), US EPA Great Lakes National Program Office