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Project Title: Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress

PIN: WSTB-U-03-04-A         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit:
Water Science and Technology Board

Johnson, Stephanie

Subject/Focus Area:
Earth Sciences; Engineering and Technology; Environment and Environmental Studies; Policy for Science and Technology

Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress
March 27, 2013 - March 29, 2013
Miami Airport Marriott
1201 NW 42nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33126

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: Michael Stoever
Phone: 202-334-3422


Committee on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress

Second Meeting of CISRERP V

Marriott Airport Hotel
Miami, Florida
March 27-29, 2013

Preliminary Draft Agenda

Wednesday, March 27


Field trip
***Spaces for guests are limited. Please contact Mike Stoever at or 202-334-1889 to register for the field trip. Allocation of available spaces will be determined on a first-come, first-serve basis.***

8:00 a.m. Depart from Miami Airport Marriott Hotel via minibus

• Tour BBCW progress (Deering Estates, Cutler Wetlands).

• Tour C-111 SC Western Phase components (S-200, Aerojet canal).

• Lunch in Long Pine Key, ENP

• ENP: Discuss invasive species.

• Tamiami Trail Bridging.

Return to hotel by ~6 pm.

Thursday, March 28, Room TBD


Session #1: Climate Change

8:30 a.m. Welcome and introductions Jeff Walters, chair

8:35 a.m. Predicted climate scenarios for South Florida
Jayantha Obeysekera, SFWMD

9:20 a.m. Implications for restoration: Water availability and storage needs
Bob Johnson. DOI

9:50 a.m. Implications for restoration: Freshwater ecosystems
Nick Aumen, NPS

10:20 a.m. Break

10:40 a.m. Implications for restoration: Impacts on coastal ecosystems
David Rudnick or Erik Stabenau, NPS

11:10 a.m. Panel discussion: Implications for CERP planning and prioritization
Panelists: Shannon Estenoz, DOI
Temperince Morgan, SFWMD
Eric Bush, USACE

11:45 a.m. Public Comment (with particular emphasis on issues of importance to be considered by CISRERP V)
(Members of the public interested in addressing the committee for 3-4 minutes
must sign up during the meeting before 11:45 a.m.)

12:00 p.m. Lunch (Lunch provided free of charge for all speakers. Others interested in purchasing lunch should contact Michael Stoever.)

Session #2: The Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP)

1:00 p.m. Overview of the CEPP process Kim Taplin, USACE

1:20 p.m. Overview of decision framework Kevin Wittmann, USACE
Melissa Nasuti, USACE

1:40 p.m. Overview of key decision tools Walter Wilcox, SFWMD
Agnes McClean, NPS

2:10 p.m. Path to the four alternatives Kim Taplin, USACE

2:40 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. Comparing the four alternatives and making the case for the TSP
Walter Wilcox, SFWMD
Fred Sklar, SFWMD
David Rudnick, NPS (invited)
Kevin Whittmann, USACE

4:00 p.m. Adaptive management for CEPP Fred Sklar, SFWMD

4:30 p.m. Panel discussion: Reflections on CEPP
Panelists: Kim Taplin, USACE
Matt Morrison, SFWMD
Bob Johnson, DOI
Fred Sklar, SFWMD
TBD, FWS (invited)

5:15 p.m. Adjourn

Friday, March 29


Session #3: Invasive Species

8:30 a.m. Overview of Everglades invasive species LeRoy Rodgers, SFWMD
Jenny Eckles-Ketterlin, FWC

9:15 a.m. Options for control of invasive plants
Philip Tipping, USDA
Francois Laroche, SFWMD
Tony Pernas, ENP

10:00 a.m. Options for control of invasive animals
Frank Mazzotti, University of Florida

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. South Florida invasive species management and coordination
Shannon Estenoz, DOI

11:00 a.m. Panel discussion
Panelists: Shannon Estenoz, DOI
Jon Lane, USACE
Francois Laroche, SFWMD
Bob Progulske, USFWS
Christina Romagosa, The Nature Conservancy
Rory Feeney, Miccosukee Tribe

11:45 a.m. Adjourn open session

CLOSED SESSION (Committee and NRC Staff Only)

11:45 a.m. Working Lunch (in meeting room)
Committee work session

3:30 p.m. Adjourn

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Jeff Walters
David Ashley
Loretta Battaglia
William Boggess
Charles Driscoll
Paul Glaser
William Graf
Stephen Monismith
David Moreau
Ramesh Reddy
Helen Reagan
James Saiers
Daniel Simberloff

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
The committee discussed information presented at the open session of the meeting and worked on a report outline, writing assignments, and information needs. The committee also discussed available dates for the next meeting.

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

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: April 4, 2013