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draft agenda - GACPartnership Meeting - April 19th

Greater Appalachian Conservation Partnership Meeting - April 19th at NCTC 10:00-4:00
When Apr 19, 2018
from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where NCTC
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NCTC - ROOM:  Instructional-East 107


NOTE:  Pick-up your coffee (AM) snack from the break area on the way into the room

10:00 - 10:30

Opening -Announcements:  Jean Brennan, FWS-SA

  • Welcoming Remarks:  Meeting Purpose & Review Agenda – Dan Odess, NPS
  • Round room & phone – See bottom for list of attendees
    Short (~2-min) Indiv. Intro on Organizational- or Program-Interest

Partner Profile Perspectives

10:30 - 11:00

State-led Initiatives – Recap of Recent Discussions

  • National – AFWA (State Fish & Wildlife Agency) - David Whitehurst, VA DGIF
  • NE AFWA Directors Meeting (April 16th) – Paul Johansen, WV DNR
  • SE AFWA (Regional State-led initiative SECAS) – Greg Wathen, TN WRA & Mallory Martin SA
  • State representatives (PA, NC)

Partner Profile Perspectives

11:00 -11:30

Federal Guidance – supporting States and Admin. Priorities

  • FWS [Science Applications, ES Field Offices, Refuges]
  • NPS [Cultural Resources HQ, National Capital Region, NE, SE]
  • EPA [SE]
  • DOD [ACE]
  • USGS [Water Center, Coop Units, CASC]

Partner Profile Perspectives


Nature and Society - Working Lands, Conservation Partnerships, Cultural Groups

  • TVA [and support for the TN River Basin Network & Clinch-Powell Initiative] - Evan Crews
  • NRCS (Eastern) Working Lands for Wildlife - Bridgett Costanzo
  • Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) VA Working Landscapes - Tom, Iara, Craig
  • NFWF Programs - Amanda Bassow; WMI - Jon Gassett
  • Tribal Perspective [BIA, Tribal member] - Harold Peterson


LUNCH - bring to bring back to the Classroom FOR WORLD CAFÉ TABLES

1:00 - 1:30

RESEARCH REPORT-OUT WEBINAR:  Drs. Maddie Brown (PSU) + Tim Murtha (UFL)

Brainstorming 1:30 – 2:00

What is the Statement of Commitment of the new and reengaging partnership?

Brainstorming 2:00 – 2:30

What guidance can we offer to the National and Regional Conservation Efforts?

Brainstorming 2:30 – 3:00

What priority request does the partnership wish to promote for science delivery (application) and Project-level support across the region if FY18 Allocations available?

Brainstorming 3:00 - 3:30

How can our science partners keep the vision & forward movement on this important conservation agenda?

3:30 – 4:00

Summarize Next Steps:  Closing

  • World Café topics to generate during AM session & LIGHTNING ROUND brain-storming PM.  We’re laying out a framework for later in-depth discussion & Work Groups.
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