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Project Title: Long-term Management of the Spirit Lake/Toutle River System in Southwest, Washington

PIN: DELS-BESR-15-03         

Major Unit:
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit:
Board on Environmental Change and Society
Water Science and Technology Board
Board on Earth Sciences & Resources

RSO:
Magsino, Sammantha

Subject/Focus Area:
Behavioral and Social Sciences; Earth Sciences; Engineering and Technology; Environment and Environmental Studies; Policy for Science and Technology; Resilience; Transportation and Infrastructure


Meeting 1: Long-term Management of the Spirit Lake/Toutle River System in SW, Washington
June 21, 2016 - June 23, 2016
Red Lion Conference Center
510 Kelso Drive
Kelso, WA 98626


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: Courtney Gibbs
Email: cgibbs@nas.edu
Phone: 202-334-2743
Fax:


Agenda:

Committee on Long-Term Management of the Spirit Lake/Toutle River System, Southwest Washington
National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Meeting 1, June 21-23, 2016

Red Lion Hotel Kelso-Longview
510 Kelso Drive
Kelso, WA 98626

DRAFT AGENDA
Day 1 – Tuesday June 21, 2016
CLOSED SESSION | COMMITTEE AND STAFF ONLY
ROOM TBD | 8:00 A.M. – 8:45 A.M.

OPEN SESSION | BALLROOM HEMLOCK & SPRUCE
8:45 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
WEBEX CONNECTION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
8:45 Welcome, introductions, overview of the Statement of Task
Gregory Baecher, NAE, Committee Chair

9:00 Presentations from US Forest Service and Staff of the Washington State Congressional Delegation

Gina Owens, USFS, Gifford-Pinchot National Forest, Forest Supervisor
Tedd Huffman, Mount St. Helens National Monument, Monument Manager
Congressional Staff (TBD)


9:50 Break

10:00 Historical overview, The Federal Perspective

Presentations and discussions:

10:00 Synopsis of the 1980 Eruption Jon Major, USGS

10:30 Hydrologic and Geomorphic Perspectives: Useful for Understanding the Spirit Lake/Toutle River Issues Gordon Grant, USFS

11:00 Geomorphic Response to the Eruption Jon Major, USGS

Working lunch will be served at or around 12 noon (Plenary and small group discussions)

1:00 Implementation of projects to manage water and sediment Christine Budai, USACE

2:00 Break

2:15 Ecological Response to the Eruption Charlie Crisafulli, USFS

3:00 Discussion of committee information needs

4:00 Open Floor: Invitation for input from meeting participants

4:30 Adjourn Open Session

CLOSED SESSION
BALLROOM – HEMLOCK & SPRUCE
4:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
COMMITTEE AND STAFF ONLY

Day 2 – Wednesday June 22, 2016
FIELD TRIP
SPIRIT LAKE/TOUTLE RIVER DRIVE

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND RESTRICTED – (EMAIL COURTNEY GIBBS - CGIBBS@NAS.EDU)
TRANSPORTATION IS NOT PROVIDED – DETAIL WILL BE SENT TO REGISTRANTS

8:00 AM – 7:15 PM

Registration is required for this field trip as space is very limited/restricted and transportation will NOT be provided between stops. The full, detailed agenda will be sent to those who register with the Academies staff (Email Courtney Gibbs – cgibbs@nas.edu).

8:00 Safety Briefing and overview of the Itinerary by USFS staff
Red Lion Hotel Kelso – Longview

8:30 Depart hotel

Probable Stops:
• Castle Lake Viewpoint
• Coldwater Lake
• Johnston Ridge Observatory (JRO)
• Spirit Lake Tunnel Outlet (Due to safety constraints access is limited to committee/Forest Service staff)
• Hummocks Trail
• Sediment Retention Structure (SRS) (Due to safety constraints access is limited to committee/Forest Service staff)
• Coweeman Levee

Day 3 – Thursday June 23, 2016
CLOSED SESSION
ROOM TBD
8:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
COMMITTEE AND STAFF ONLY


Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Gregory Baecher
NAE (Chair)
John Boland
Thomas Dunne
NAS
Youssef Hashash
John Kupfer
Ning Lu
Basil Stumborg
Desiree Tullos
Greg A. Valentine

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
6/21/16 AM: Introductions, statement of task, meeting objectives, discussion of institutional processes
6/21/16 PM: Discussion of information needs as informed by the day's open sessions
6/22/16 PM: Post-field trip debriefing; strategies for further information gathering
6/23/16: Conflict of Interest/Bias discussion with Elizabeth Eide; committee composition; revisit of statement of task; history of decision making at Monument; study timeline and future meeting planning; report organization and writing assignments


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
No materials were made available during closed session.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: July 5, 2016