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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

Johnson, Stephanie

Subject/Focus Area:
Environment and Environmental Studies

Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress
August 1, 2017 - August 2, 2017
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
Phone: 2023342496


Tuesday, August 1

CLOSED SESSION (Committee and National Academies Staff Only)

8:00 a.m. Committee working session

8:45 a.m. Break

OPEN SESSION (Everyone welcome)

9:00 a.m. Welcome and introductions Bill Boggess, chair

RECOVER and Monitoring

9:10 a.m. RECOVER (~10 min overview, followed by panel)
April Patterson, USACE
Structured Q&A:
April Patterson, USACE
Gretchen Ehlinger, USACE
David Rudnick, NPS
Agnes McLean, NPS
Patrick Pitts, FWS

9:40 a.m. Systemwide monitoring (~30 min overview followed by Q&A)
Agnes McLean, NPS (5 min)

Gretchen Ehlinger, USACE
April Patterson, USACE
Q&A with: David Rudnick, NPS
Agnes McLean, NPS
Patrick Pitts, FWS

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Project-level monitoring (25 min overview followed by Q&A)
Patrick Pitts, FWS
Gretchen Ehlinger, USACE

11:30 a.m. Panel discussion: Decision making perspectives on CERP monitoring
Panelists: Nick Aumen, USGS
Eric Summa, USACE

12:00 noon Working Lunch

Restoration Transitions in Taylor Slough and Northeast Shark River Slough (NESRS)

1:00 p.m. Overview of projects and changing operations in Taylor Slough and NESRS
Bob Johnson, DOI
Dennis Duke, DOI
Melissa Nasuti, USACE
Dan Crawford, USACE

2:00 p.m. Monitoring the transition: Assessing restoration outcomes
Jed Redwine, NPS
Joel Trexler, FIU

2:30 p.m. Modeling the transition: Evaluating ecological outcomes
Stephanie Romanach, USGS
James Beerens, USGS

3:00 p.m. Q&A on monitoring and modeling for understanding transitions

3:20 p.m. Panel Discussion: Managing the transition

Panel: Miles Meyer, FWS
Shannon Estenoz, DOI
Eric Summa, USACE

4:00 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.)

4:15 p.m. Adjourn

CLOSED SESSION (Committee and National Academies Staff Only)

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Committee working session

Wednesday, August 2

OPEN SESSION (Everyone welcome)

Northern CERP Storage Projects

8:30 a.m. Lake Okeechobee Watershed Project
Tim Gysan, USACE

9:10 a.m. Understanding Proposed Northern CERP Storage
Erica Summa, USACE

10:00 a.m. ASR in the Lake Okeechobee Watershed project
June Mirecki, USACE

10:45 a.m. Adjourn open session

CLOSED SESSION (Committee and National Academies Staff Only)

11:00 – 3:30p.m Committee working session

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
William Boggess
Charles Driscoll
Wendy Graham
Karl Havens
Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm
David Moreau
Gordon Orians
Denise Reed
James Saiers
Eric Smith
Denice Wardrop
Greg Woodside

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Report outline as well as current and future data needs.

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

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: August 14, 2017