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Project Title: Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress

PIN: DELS-WSTB-13-04         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit:
Board on Environmental Studies & Toxicology
Water Science and Technology Board

RSO:
Johnson, Stephanie

Subject/Focus Area:
Environment and Environmental Studies


Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress
February 23, 2016 - February 24, 2016
West Palm Beach, FL


If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:


Contact Name: Brendan McGovern
Email: bmcgovern@nas.edu
Phone: 202-334-2496
Fax: 202-334-1961


Agenda:

Monday, February 22

OPEN SESSION

Field trip to Lake Okeechobee, A-1 and L-8 Flow Equalization Basins, and STAs
***Seats for the public on the airboats are extremely limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Please contact Brendan McGovern at bmcgovern@nas.edu to register for the field trip, no later than Feb. 15. Individuals must provide their own transportation and lunch.


Tuesday, February 23

CLOSED SESSION (Committee and Academies Staff Only)

8:30 a.m. Working session

9:00 a.m. Break

OPEN SESSION (Everyone welcome)

9:15 a.m. Welcome David Ashley, committee chair

9:20 a.m. Overview presentation on the state of ecological models
Stephanie Romanach, USGS

9:40 a.m. WADEM and fish density models: two examples of ecological models and their recent applications
James Beerens, USGS
Joel Trexler, FIU

10:00 am Panel discussion
James Beerens, USGS
Don DeAngelis, Univ. of Miami
Agnes McClean, NPS
Leonard Pearlstine, NPS
Stephanie Romanach, USGS
Joel Trexler, FIU

10:45 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. Threatened and endangered species and Everglades restoration progress
Bob Progulske, FWS

Migratory bird treaty and endangered species implications for STA and FEB management
Jeremy McBryan, SFWMD

11:35 a.m. Panel discussion:
Jeremy McBryan, SFWMD
Bob Progulske, FWS
Cindy Fury, FWS
Gina Ralph, USACE
Tylan Dean, NPS


12:15 p.m. Perspectives on Everglades restoration progress Nathanial Reed

12:30 p.m. Working Lunch (Lunch is provided free of charge for speakers and committee members. Others may purchase lunch by contacting Brendan McGovern [bmcgovern@nas.edu])


1:30 p.m. Progress and findings from the Decomp Physical Model
Fred Sklar, SFWMD
Jud Harvey, USGS
Colin Saunders, SFWMD
2:30 p.m. Q&A/discussion



3:00 p.m. Update on climate change research that can inform Everglades restoration planning
Colin Polsky, Florida Center for Environ. Studies
Jayantha Obeysekera, SFWMD
Nick Aumen, USGS


3:45 p.m. Public comment
(Members of the public interested in addressing the committee for up to 2-3
minutes must sign up during the meeting before 3:30 p.m.)


4:00 p.m. Adjourn open session


CLOSED SESSION (Committee and Academies Staff Only)

4:15 pm Working session

5:30 p.m. Adjourn


Wednesday, February 24

CLOSED SESSION (Committee and Academies Staff Only)

8:30 a.m. Working session

3:30 p.m. Adjourn


Thursday, February 25

OPEN SESSION

Subcommittee field trip to Picayune Strand.

***Space for the public is extremely limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Please contact Brendan McGovern at Bmcgovern@nas.edu to register for the field trip, no later than Feb. 15. Individuals must provide their own transportation to Picayune Strand and lunch.