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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

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 3: Full Committee - Long-term Management of the Spirit Lake/Toutle River System in SW Washington
October 31, 2016 - November 2, 2016
Kelso/Longview, Washington

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: Nicholas Rogers
Phone: 202-334-2208


Meeting 3: Monday, October 31, 2016

Cowlitz Regional Conference Center, Cowlitz & Columbia Room
1900 7th Avenue, Longview, Washington 98632


CLOSED SESSION– 8:00 am- 10:15 am – COMMITTEE AND STAFF ONLY Cowlitz & Columbia Room

10:15 am -2:45 pm OPEN SESSION Cowlitz & Columbia Room

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10:15 am Welcome, Introductions and Plan for the Day
Greg Baecher, NAE, Committee Chair

10:25 am Summary of Statement of Task
Sammantha Magsino, Academies Staff

10:35 am Question and Answer regarding recently released document
Gordon Grant, USFS
Jon Major, USGS

11:45-12:45 pm Working Lunch—small group discussions

12:45 pm Follow-up questions with USACE
Jeremy Britton, USACE
David Scofield, USACE
Angela Duren, USACE
Sean Askelson, USACE
Paul Sclafani, USACE
Jeremy Britton, USACE

1:45 pm Discussion with USFS study sponsors—expectations from report given information gathered during all open sessions

2:15 Public comment period (2-minute limit)

2:45 Adjourn open session


This meeting is being held to gather information to help the committee conduct its study. This committee will examine the information and material obtained during this and other public meetings to inform its work. Although opinions may be stated and lively discussion may ensue, no conclusions are being drawn at this time; no recommendations will be made. The committee will deliberate its conclusions and recommendations thoroughly before writing its draft report. The draft report will go through a rigorous review by experts, and the committee will respond to this review with appropriate revisions that adequately satisfy the Academy's Report Review committee before it is released to the sponsors and public.

Individual committee members often engage in discussion and questioning for the specific purpose of probing an issue and sharpening an argument. The comments of any given committee member may not necessarily reflect the position he or she may actually hold on the subject under discussion presently, or as that position may evolve in the course of the project. Observers who draw conclusions about the committee's work based on today's discussions will be doing so prematurely. Inferences about an individual's position regarding findings or recommendations in the final report are also premature.

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

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The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

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