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Project Information

Project Information


Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress


Project Scope:

This Congressionally mandated activity will review the progress toward achieving the restoration goals of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP).  To this end, the Committee on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration will meet two to three times annually to receive briefings on the current status of the CERP and scientific issues involved in implementing the Plan.  The committee will produce two biennial reports that will provide:

(1) an assessment of progress in restoring the natural system, which is defined by section 601(a) of WRDA 2000 as “all the land and water managed by the federal government and state within the South Florida Ecosystem;

(2) discussion of significant accomplishments of the restoration;

(3) discussion and evaluation of specific scientific and engineering issues that may impact progress in achieving the natural system restoration goals of the Plan; and

(4) an independent review of monitoring and assessment protocols to be used for evaluation of CERP progress (e.g., CERP performance measures, annual assessment reports, assessment strategies, etc.).

 

Status: Current

PIN: DELS-WSTB-13-04

Project Duration (months): 60 month(s)

RSO: Johnson, Stephanie

Topic(s):

Environment and Environmental Studies


Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 04/06/2017

Dr. William G. Boggess - (Chair)
William G. Boggess is professor and Executive Associate Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU). He previously served as the president of the OSU Faculty Senate. Prior to joining OSU, Dr. Boggess spent 16 years on the faculty at the University of Florida in the Food and Resource Economics Department where he was involved with Everglades work. His research interests include interactions between agriculture and the environment (e.g., water allocation, groundwater contamination, surface-water pollution, sustainable systems, water and environmental policy); economic dimensions and indicators of ecosystem health; and applications of real options to environmental and natural resources. Dr. Boggess previously served on the Oregon Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors, the Board of Directors of the American Agricultural Economics Association, the Food Alliance, and currently serves on the Board of the Oregon Environmental Council. He served on the State of Oregon Environment Report Science Panel and has been active in the design and assessment of the Oregon Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. Dr. Boggess served as a member of the NRC Committee on the Use of Treated Municipal Wastewater Effluents and Sludge in the Production of Crops for Human Consumption, and on the second and third Committees on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress. He received his Ph.D. from Iowa State University in 1979.
Ms. Mary Jane Angelo
University of Florida

Mary Jane Angelo is professor of law at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. Her research areas focus on environmental law; water law; administrative law; biotechnology law; dispute resolution; pesticides law; law and science; and legal ethics. Prior to joining the faculty, Ms. Angelo served as an attorney in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of General Counsel, and as senior assistant general counsel for the St. Johns River Water Management District. She received her B.S. degree in biological sciences from Rutgers University and her M.S. and J.D. degrees from the University of Florida.
Dr. Charles T. Driscoll, Jr.
Syracuse University

Charles T. Driscoll (NAE) is university professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Syracuse University where he also serves as the director of the Center for Environmental Systems Engineering. His teaching and research interests are in the area of environmental chemistry, biogeochemistry, and environmental quality modeling. A principal research focus has been the response of forest, aquatic, and coastal ecosystems to disturbance, including air pollution, land use change, and elevated inputs of nutrients and mercury. Dr. Driscoll is currently a principal investigator of the National Science Foundation’s Long Term Ecological Research Network’s project at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New Hampshire. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and was a member of the NRC’s Panel on Process of Lake Acidification, the Committees on Air Quality Management in the U.S. and the Collaborative Large-scale Engineering Analysis Network for Environmental Research (CLEANER), and the second and third Committees on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress. Dr. Driscoll received his B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Maine and his M.S. and Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Cornell University.
Dr. M. Siobhan Fennessy
Kenyon College

M. Siobhan Fennessy is an associate professor of biology, and the director of the Environmental Studies Program at Kenyon College. Her areas of expertise are in the fields of aquatic ecology, wetland plant community dynamics, and landscape ecology. Dr. Fennessy’s primary areas of research are freshwater ecosystems, their plant communities and restoration, how ecosystems respond to human impacts, and the role of temperate wetlands in the global carbon cycle. She previously served on the faculty of the Geography Department of University College London and held a joint appointment at the Station Biologique du la Tour du Valat (located in southern France) where she conducted research on human impacts to Mediterranean wetlands. She recently co-authored book on the ecology of wetland plants. Dr. Fennessy is a 2001 recipient of the Robert J. Tomsich Science Award for excellence in scientific research. She is a member of the NRC’s Water Science and Technology Board. She received her B.S. degree in botany and Ph.D. degree in environmental science from the Ohio State University.
Dr. Wendy D. Graham
Wendy D. Graham is the Carl S. Swisher Eminent Scholar in Water Resources in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and Director of the Water Institute at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Her research focuses on integrated hydrologic modeling; groundwater resources evaluation and remediation; evaluation of impacts of agricultural production on surface and groundwater quality; evaluation of impacts of climate variability and climate change on hydrologic systems; and stochastic modeling and data assimilation. In her role as Director of the UF Water Institute she coordinates campus-wide interdisciplinary research, education and outreach programs designed to develop and share new knowledge, and to develop and encourage the implementation of new technology and policy solutions needed to ensure a sustainable water future. She has a B.S. in environmental engineering from the University of Florida, and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Dr. Karl E. Havens
University of Florida

Karl E. Havens is professor and director of Florida Sea Grant at the University of Florida. He has worked with Florida aquatic ecosystems and the use of objective science in their management for the past 23 years. His areas of expertise are in the fields of the response of aquatic ecosystems to natural and human-caused stressors, including hurricanes, drought, climate change, eutrophication, invasive species and toxic materials, with particular attention to Florida’s lakes and estuaries. Before coming to the University of Florida, Havens was the chief environmental scientist at the South Florida Water Management District. He received his B.A. degree from SUNY Buffalo, and his M.S. degree and Ph.D. degree from West Virginia University.
Dr. Fernando R. Miralles-Wilhelm
University of Maryland, College Park

Fernando R. Miralles-Wilhelm is the executive director of the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, a cooperative institute between the University of Maryland and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and a professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science at the University of Maryland. Dr. Miralles-Wilhelm specializes in hydrology and water resources engineering, with a particular focus on hydrology and climate interactions in the Everglades’ vegetative ecosystems, which he has been studying for the past decade. Previously, he served on the faculty of Florida International University and the University of Miami. He received a mechanical engineering diploma from Universidad Simón Bolívar in Venezuela, an M.S. degree in engineering from the University of California-Irvine, and a Ph.D. degree in civil and environmental engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. David H. Moreau
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

David H. Moreau is chair of the curriculum and research professor in the Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests include analysis, planning, financing, and evaluation of water resource and related environmental programs. Dr. Moreau is engaged in water resources planning at the local, state, and national levels. He has served on several NRC committees, including the Committee on New Orleans Regional Hurricane Protection Projects, the Committee to Review the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Studies, and the second and third Committees on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress, and he is a current member of the Water Science and Technology Board. Dr. Moreau serves as a member of the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission, the state’s regulatory commission for water quality, air quality, and water allocation. He received his B.S. and M.S. from Mississippi State University and North Carolina State University, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree from Harvard University.
Dr. Gordon H. Orians
University of Washington [Retired]

Gordon H. Orians (NAS) is professor emeritus of biology at the University of Washington. Most of Dr. Orians’s research has focused on behavioral ecology of birds and has dealt primarily with problems of habitat selection, mate selection and mating systems, selection of prey and foraging patches, and the relationship between ecology and social organization. Recently, his research has focused on environmental aesthetics and the evolutionary roots of strong emotional responses to components of the environment, such as landscapes, flowers, sunsets, and sounds. Dr. Orians has served on the Science Advisory Board of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and on boards of such environmental organizations as the World Wildlife Fund and the Nature Conservancy. He has also served on many National Academies committees, including the first Committee on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress, the Committee on Cumulative Environmental Effects of Alaskan North Slope Oil and Gas Activities, and the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Orians earned his B.S. degree in zoology from the University of Wisconsin and his PhD in zoology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Denise Janet Reed
The Water Institute of the Gulf

Denise J. Reed is chief scientist at the Water Institute of the Gulf. She is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in coastal marsh sustainability and the role of human activities in modifying coastal systems with over 30 years of experience studying coastal issues in the United States and abroad. Prior to joining the Water Institute, Dr. Reed served as Interim Director of the Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences and as a professor in the University of New Orleans’ Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. She has served on numerous boards and panels addressing the effects of human alterations on coastal environments and the role of science in guiding restoration, including the NRC Committee on Sustainable Water and Environmental Management in the California Bay-Delta, and has been a member of the USACE Environmental Advisory Board and the Ecosystems Sciences and Management Working Group of the NOAA Science Advisory Board. Dr. Reed received her B.S. degree in Geography from Sidney Sussex College, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Cambridge.
Dr. James Saiers
Yale University

James E. Saiers is professor of hydrology, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and professor of chemical engineering at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Dr. Saiers studies the circulation of water and the movement of waterborne chemicals in surface and subsurface environments. One element of his research centers on quantifying the effects that interactions between hydrological and geochemical processes have on the migration of contaminants in groundwater. Another focus is on the dynamics of surface water and groundwater flow in wetlands and the response of fluid flow characteristics to changes in climate and water management practices. His work couples field observations and laboratory-scale experimentation with mathematical modeling. He earned his B.S. in geology from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia.
Dr. Eric P. Smith
Eric P. Smith is a professor in the Department of Statistics at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Smith research focuses on multivariate analysis, multivariate graphics, biological sampling and modeling, ecotoxicology, data analytics, and visualization. He teaches courses in Biological Statistics, Biometry, Consulting, Data Mining, and Multivariate Methods. His courses focus on extracting information from large data sets, and on analyzing and solving problems through fast algorithms, accurate models, evolving statistical methodology, and quantification of uncertainty. He is the former Director of the Computational Modeling and Data Analytics Program, a He is a He earned his B.S. degree from the University of Georgia, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Washington.
Dr. Denice H. Wardrop
Denice H. Wardrop is a Senior Scientist at The Pennsylvania State University. She also serves as the Director of its Sustainability Institute and as Assistant Director of Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment. Her research focuses on theoretical ecology, anthropogenic disturbance and impacts on aquatic ecosystem function, ecological indicators, and ecosystem condition monitoring and assessment. Dr. Wardrop is the Pennsylvania Governor's Appointee to the Chesapeake Bay Program's Science and Technical Advisory Committee and previously served as its chair. She also directs the Mid-Atlantic Wetlands Workgroup. She has a B.S. degree in systems engineering from the University of Virginia, a M.S. degree in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. degree in ecology from the Pennsylvania State University.
Mr. Greg D. Woodside
Greg D. Woodside is the Executive Director of Planning and Natural Resources at Orange County Water District. Mr. Woodside has 25 years of experience in water resources management and hydrogeology. He is a registered geologist and certified hydrogeologist in California, and oversees the Planning and Watershed Management Department and the Natural Resources Department at the Orange County Water District. Staff in these departments prepare the District’s environmental documents, permit applications, groundwater management plan, and long-term facilities plan, and conduct the District’s natural resource management, watershed planning, and recharge planning. In particular, he has evaluated conjunctive use and aquifer storage and recovery projects in the Orange County Groundwater Basin, Central Basin and San Gabriel Basins, including projects that would recharge up to 50,000 acre-feet per year of recycled and imported water. Mr. Woodside previously served on the National Academies’ Committee to Review the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan. He holds a B.S. in geological sciences from California State University, Fullerton, and an M.S. in hydrology from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

Events



Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  BRENDAN MCGOVERN
Contact Email:  bmcgovern@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  2023342496

Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

William Boggess
Charles Driscoll
M. Siobhan Fennessy
Wendy Graham
Karl Havens (remotely)
Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm
David Moreau (remotely)
Denise Reed
James Saiers
Eric Smith
Denice Wardrop
and Greg Woodside.

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Committee discussed the report draft, its major findings and conclusions, and discussed any needed changes.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 01, 2018


Location:

webconference
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Brendan McGovern
Contact Email:  bmcgovern@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  2023342496

Agenda
Agenda TBD.

10:00 - 11:00am EDT

Registration for meeting: https://nasem.zoom.us/meeting/register/8a1a76cbdab8fccf66858a512be5123a
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No



Location:

conference call
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Brendan McGovern
Contact Email:  bmcgovern@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  2023342496

Agenda
Please contact Brendan if you are interested
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No



Location:

web conference call
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Brendan McGovern
Contact Email:  bmcgovern@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  2023342496

Agenda
Teleconference on Western Everglades Restoration Project
March 30, 2018
9:00 – 10:30am EDT

Draft Agenda

Zoom Registration: https://nasem.zoom.us/meeting/register/59aa1d2d5c5eca8cd746f627e8486654


9:00 am EDT Welcome, introduction, overview of objectives of call
Jim Saiers, member, CISRERP

9:05 am WERP: Overview
Speakers: Tim (Trisston) Brown, USACE
Mindy Parrott, SFWMD
Other team members: Kelly Keefe (USACE)
Gregg Reynolds (NPS)
Donatto Surratt (NPS)

9:50 am Discussion, including of questions from CISRERP members
CISRERP and all speakers, other agency staff members

10:25 am Wrap-up, any new information to be shared with the CISRERP J. Saiers

10:30 am Adjourn
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No



Location:

Web conference call
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Brendan McGovern
Contact Email:  bmcgovern@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  2023342496

Agenda
Teleconference on Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Program
March 30, 2018
1:00 – 2:30 pm EDT

Draft Agenda

Zoom Registration: https://nasem.zoom.us/meeting/register/57a4e21988ad50e666858a512be5123a


1:00 pm EDT Welcome, introduction, overview of aims of call
Greg Woodside, member, CISRERP

1:05 pm LOWRP: Overview
Tim Gysan, USACE
Michelle Ferree, SFWMD

1:45 pm Discussion, including of questions from the CISRERP members
CISRERP and all speakers, other agency staff members

2:25 pm Wrap-up, any new information to be shared with the CISRERP G. Woodside

2:30 pm Adjourn
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No



Location:

web conference
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Brendan McGovern
Contact Email:  bmcgovern@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  2023342496

Agenda
Teleconference on System-wide Monitoring for Large Ecosystem Restoration Programs
March 28, 2018
2:00pm – 4:00pm EDT

Draft Agenda

Zoom Registration: https://nasem.zoom.us/meeting/register/c87bfccbecc1c8a88c34be5db4a05ad8


2:00 pm EDT Welcome, introduction, overview of aims of systemwide monitoring call
Denice Wardrop, member, CISRERP

2:10 pm CA Bay Delta: System-wide monitoring and reviews of the monitoring program
Rainer Hoenicke, Delta Council
Steve Culberson, Delta Council

2:30 pm Chesapeake Bay: System-wide monitoring and reviews of the monitoring program
Peter Tango, USGS

2:50 pm Albemarle/Pamlico
Dean Carpenter, Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership

3:10 pm Discussion, including of questions from the CISRERP members
CISRERP and all speakers, other agency staff members

3:50 pm Wrap-up, any new information to be shared with the CISRERP
D. Wardrop

4:00 pm Adjourn
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No



Location:

web conference call

Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Brendan McGovern
Contact Email:  bmcgovern@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  2023342496

Agenda
Teleconference on CERP Project-level Monitoring
March 26, 2018
1:00pm – 3:00pm EDT

Draft Agenda

Zoom Registration: https://nasem.zoom.us/meeting/register/16c3bbda70e311e87510d14dfea9e911


1:00 pm EDT Welcome, introduction, overview of aims of the project-level monitoring call
Eric Smith, member, CISRERP

1:05 pm Overview of monitoring for the C-111 SC project
Brenda Mills, SFWMD

1:30 pm Questions with CISRERP members on C-111 SC monitoring
All speakers, other agency team members

1: 50 pm Q&A with CISRERP members and CERP project managers on project-level monitoring (with emphasis on BBCW, Picayune Strand, and C-111 SC)
Bahram Charkhian, SFWMD
Michael Drog, USACE
Patti Gorman, SFWMD
Andy LoSchiavo, USACE
Brenda Mills, SFWMD
Patrick Pitts, FWS
Jed Redwine, NPS
Dave Rudnick, NPS
Janet Starnes, SFWMD


2:55 pm Wrap-up Eric Smith

3:00 pm Adjourn
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No



Location:

West Palm Beach Marriott
1001 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  BRENDAN MCGOVERN
Contact Email:  bmcgovern@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  2023342496

Agenda

Committee on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress

Fourth Meeting of CISRERP VII
Marriott West Palm Beach
1001 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, Florida
February 22-23, 2018

Draft Agenda


Thursday, February 22

CLOSED SESSION (Committee and National Academies Staff Only)

8:00 – 8:50 a.m. Working session


OPEN SESSION (Everyone welcome)

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

9:10 a.m. Issues with Marsh Restoration and Water Quality: Case Study of the Upper Taylor Slough Adaptive Management Plan
Presenters (~25 min total): Stuart Van Horn, SFWMD
Fred Sklar, SFWMD
Walter Wilcox, SFWMD

Panel discussion to include speakers and: David Rudnick, ENP
Paul Julian, FDEP
Evelyn Gaiser, FIU


10:10 a.m. CEPP Post Authorization Change Report: EAA Storage Reservoir Project
Matt Morrison, SFWMD
Walter Wilcox, SFWMD
Susan Gray, SFWMD
• Project Objectives
• Linkage to CEPP
• Planning considerations and assumptions
• Discussion of the alternatives (including conveyance)
• Modeling assumptions for base and FWO conditions
• Analyses of hydrologic and ecological benefits
• Rationale behind the choice of the TSP
• Next steps
• Discussion/Q&A


12:15 p.m. Lunch (Lunch is provided free of charge for speakers and committee members. Others may purchase lunch by contacting Brendan McGovern [bmcgovern@nas.edu])


1:15 p.m. Effect of Lake Okeechobee Operations on Lake Ecology
Presenter (~20-30 min): Zach Welch, SFWMD
Panel discussion:
Tim Breen, FWS
Paul Gray, Audubon
Chuck Hanlon, SFWMD
Tom James, SFWMD
Kang-Ren Jin, SFWMD
• What is known about the effects of high lake stages on lake ecology (including water quality, algal blooms, SAV, emergent vegetation, wading and migratory birds, endangered species, and fisheries)?
• What is known about the importance of low lake stages related to the mitigation of high lake stage impacts on lake ecology?
• What has been learned over the past decade about the use of other lake management strategies to mitigate the ecological stress associated with high lake stages over short durations?
• What are the documented ecological effects from the high lake stages in 2016 and 2017?
• How effectively can current modeling tools be used to predict the ecological effects of higher lake stages – in particular P transport into the littoral zone and spatial extent of SAV?


2:15 p.m. Overview of CERP and major non-CERP schedules
• Brief status of CERP projects under construction; timelines anticipated for completion; major issues that may need to be resolved to complete
• Brief overview of CERP projects in planning
• Status of major non-CERP projects that CERP is dependent upon (MWD, C-111 SD, Restoration Strategies) and schedule for completion; major issues that may need to be resolved to complete
• Near-term schedule including timing of CEPP elements and dependencies
Kim Taplin, USACE
Jennifer Leeds, SFWMD


2:55 p.m. Panel discussion: CERP leadership perspectives on issues affecting restoration progress
Eva Velez, SFWMD
LTC Jennifer Reynolds, USACE
Shannon Estenoz, DOI
3:45 p.m. Public comment
(Members of the public interested in addressing the committee for 3 minutes
must sign up during the meeting before 3:30 p.m.)

4:00 p.m. Adjourn


CLOSED SESSION (Committee and National Academies Staff Only)


4:15 p.m. Committee work session

5:30 p.m. Adjourn


Friday, February 23


CLOSED SESSION (Committee and National Academies Staff Only)


8:00 a.m. Committee work session

3:30 p.m. Adjourn
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Boggess Bill
Angelo Mary Jane
Driscoll Charley
Fennessy M. Siobhan
Graham Wendy
Havens Karl
Johnson Stephanie
McGovern Brendan
Miralles-Wilhelm Fernando
Moreau Dave
Orians Gordon
Policansky David
Reed Denise
Saiers James
Smith Eric
Wardrop Denice
Woodside Greg


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Report draft, future writing assignments, data needs, and future conference call schedules

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 26, 2018


Location:

Zoom call - 11:00am EST. Please contact Brendan McGovern for details.
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Agenda
Teleconference on ASR Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment
February 13, 2018
Draft Agenda

Zoom Registration: https://nasem.zoom.us/meeting/register/360a751fc266e3b48c34be5db4a05ad8



11:00 am EST Welcome, introduction, summary of 2015 NAS report’s conclusions and recommendations concerning ASR ecotoxicological issues
James Saiers, member, CISRERP

11:10 am Overview of Regional ASR ecotoxicology risk assessment FWS (TBA)

11:20 am Updates and new information on ASR ecotoxicology and risk assessment; application to ongoing LOWR planning
USACE (TBA)
SFWMD (TBA)

11:40am Comments from Bill Hopkins, Wayne Landis, and Anne Fairbrother

12:00 noon Discussion, including of questions from the CISRERP members
CISRERP and all speakers, other agency staff members

12:45 pm Wrap-up, any new information to be shared with the CISRERP J. Saiers

1:00 pm Adjourn
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No



Location:

Miami Marriott Dadeland
9090 S. Dadeland Blvd.
Miami, Florida

Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Brendan McGovern
Contact Email:  bmcgovern@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  2023342496

Agenda

Committee on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress

Third Meeting of CISRERP VII
Miami Marriott Dadeland
9090 S. Dadeland Blvd.
Miami, FL 33156
October 18-20, 2017

**Preliminary Draft Agenda**
For agenda updates, see http://nas-sites.org/cisrerp/.
Register to attend here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cisrerp-vii-meeting-3-tickets-35973379346

Wednesday, October 18

OPEN SESSION

Field trip to Florida Bay

All-day field trip into Everglades National Park and on Florida Bay to discuss the condition of the bay under current water management, benefits anticipated by CERP projects, and the implications of sea level rise and climate change on the condition of Florida Bay and southern coastal systems and for CERP goals.

Spaces for the public are extremely limited due to boat capacity. Contact Brendan McGovern if interested at bmcgovern@nas.edu Spots will be allocated in the order received.

Thursday, October 19

OPEN SESSION (Everyone welcome)

8:30 a.m. Welcome and introductions Bill Boggess, chair


8:40 a.m. Implications of Climate Change and Sea Level Rise on Florida Bay and Southern Coastal Systems
Tiffany Troxler, FIU
Rene Price, FIU

Understanding key indicators for monitoring: Regional case studies on systemwide and project-level monitoring

9:30 a.m. Systemwide CERP monitoring: Florida Bay
David Rudnick, NPS
Chris Kelble, NOAA

10:20 a.m. Break


10:40 a.m. Systemwide CERP monitoring: Everglades Ridge and Slough/Marl Prairies
Jed Redwine, NPS
Agnes McLean, NPS
Jenna May, USACE

11:30 a.m. Panel discussion on key indicators for monitoring at a systemwide scale



12:00 noon Working Lunch (Lunch is provided free of charge for speakers and committee members. Others may purchase lunch by contacting Brendan McGovern [bmcgovern@nas.edu])


1:00 p.m. Framework for CERP Project-level monitoring
TBD, USACE


1:20 p.m. Project-level monitoring case study: Picayune Strand
Andy LoSchiavo, USACE (invited)


2:10 p.m. Interim goals/interim targets
Agnes McLean, NPS
April Patterson, USACE

3:00 p.m. Break


3:15 p.m. Hurricane Irma: Managing recent high water events and CERP-related impacts
Speakers/panelists TBD


4:15 p.m. SB-10 update
Speakers/panelists TBD


4:45 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 4:15 p.m.)

5:00 p.m. Adjourn

Friday, October 20


CLOSED SESSION (Committee and National Academies Staff Only)


8:00 a.m. Committee work session

3:00 p.m. Adjourn
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No



Location:

West Palm Beach, FL
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Brendan McGovern
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Contact Phone:  2023342496

Agenda
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
Break

CLOSED SESSION (Committee and National Academies Staff Only)

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

Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

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.

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


Location:

Embassy Suites
1100 SE 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Brendan McGovern
Contact Email:  bmcgovern@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  2023342496

Agenda

First Meeting of CISRERP VII
Embassy Suites Hotel
1100 SE 17th Street Causeway
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
May 24-25, 2017

Draft Agenda


Wednesday, May 24

CLOSED SESSION (Committee and NRC Staff Only)

8:30 – 9:45 a.m. Closed Working Session

9:45 a.m. Break


OPEN SESSION (Everyone welcome)

10:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductory Remarks Bill Boggess, chair



10:15 a.m. Overview of Everglades Hydrology and Ecology Bob Johnson, NPS
Fred Sklar, SFWMD


11:00 a.m. Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) 101
Jennifer Leeds, SFWMD


12:00 noon Working Lunch (Lunch is provided free of charge for speakers and committee members. Others may purchase lunch by contacting Brendan McGovern [bmcgovern@nas.edu])


1:00 p.m. Major new initiatives during 2017-2018
Matt Morrison, SFWMD
April Patterson, USACE/RECOVER


1:45 p.m. Perspectives on Key Challenges for Everglades Restoration
TBD, Seminole Tribe
Mark Perry, Everglades Coalition
Bill Horn, Bonefish Tarpon Trust
Rich Budell, Budell Water Group

2:45 p.m. Discussion of Recent CISRERP Reports

Panel members: Ernie Marks, SFWMD
TBD, FDEP
Howie Gonzales, USACE
Shannon Estenoz, DOI
Barry Rosen, USGS
Bob Progulske, FWS
Bob Johnson, NPS
Agnes McLean, NPS /RECOVER

3:30 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m. Discussion of New Issues for CISRERP VII


Panel members: Ernie Marks, SFWMD
TBD, FDEP
Howie Gonzales, USACE
Shannon Estenoz, DOI
Barry Rosen, USGS
Bob Progulske, FWS
Bob Johnson, NPS
Bill Causey, NOAA
Fred Sklar, SFWMD /RECOVER

5:00 p.m. Public Comment (with particular emphasis on issues of importance to be considered by CISRERP VII)
(Members of the public interested in addressing the committee for up to 2-3
minutes must sign up during the meeting before 4:50 p.m.)


5:15 p.m. Adjourn


Thursday, May 25


CLOSED SESSION (Committee and NRC Staff Only)

8:30 a.m. Committee work session

3:30 p.m. Adjourn
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

William G. Boggess
Mary Jane Angelo
M. Siobhan Fennessy
Wendy D. Graham
Karl E. Havens
David H. Moreau
Gordon H. Orians
Denise J. Reed
James E. Saiers
Eric P. Smith
Denice H. Wardrop
Greg D. Woodside

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

conflict and bias discussion
potential focus areas

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 02, 2017


Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Brendan McGovern
Contact Email:  bmcgovern@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  2023342496

Agenda
This meeting is closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

David Ashley
Charles Driscoll
Will Graf
Wayne Huber
Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm
David Moreau
Gordon Orians
David Policansky
Denise Reed
James Saiers
Jeffrey Walters

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Draft of report

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
April 17, 2017


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Brendan McGovern
Contact Email:  bmcgovern@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  2023342496

Agenda
Monday, May 16 Room TBD

CLOSED SESSION (Committee and Staff only)

8:30 – 10:45 a.m. Working session


OPEN SESSION (Members of the public welcome)


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Date: Monday, May 16, 2016
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11:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions David Ashley, chair

11:10 a.m. (Tentative) Water System Operations: Existing System Constraints, Newly Explored Flexibilities, and Future Restoration Options
TBD
12:00 noon Lunch

1:00 p.m. Update on CERP and major non-CERP project status
Matt Morrison, SFWMD
Howie Gonzales, USACE

1:50 p.m. Overview of CERP and major non-CERP budgets, cost-sharing, and implications on pace of restoration progress
Karen Smith, USACE

2:10 p.m. USACE best practices for long-term restoration planning in the context of climate change
Kate White, USACE

2:30 p.m. Discussion on CERP planning in the context of climate change
Kate White, USACE
TBD
3:00 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. CERP/USACE Modification Report process
Eric Bush, USACE (by phone)
TBD, USACE HQ

3:40 p.m. Congressional perspectives on Everglades restoration progress
Abby Tinsley, Sen. Nelson’s Office
TBD

4:00 p.m. Panel discussion: Senior leadership perspectives on issues affecting restoration progress
Panel:
TBD, USACE
Don Jodrey, DOI
Ernie Marks, SFWMD

5:00 p.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 4:45 p.m.)


5:15 p.m. Adjourn


Tuesday, May 17

CLOSED SESSION (Committee and Staff only)

8:00 – 3:30 p.m. Committee Work Session
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No



Location:

West Palm Beach, FL
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

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.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No



Location:

Conference call
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Brendan McGovern
Contact Email:  bcmgovern@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2496

Agenda
12 noon - 1:30 pm EST. Discuss details of SERES scenario modeling. Contact bcmgovern@nas.edu for call-in information.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No



Location:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Brendan McGovern
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Contact Phone:  202-334-2496

Agenda

Committee on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress

Second Meeting of CISRERP VI
Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
November 16-18, 2015

Draft Agenda


Monday, November 16

OPEN SESSION

Field trip to Western Everglades Natural Areas
***Seats for the public are extremely limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Please sign up at http://nas-sites.org/cisrerp/cisrerp-vi-meeting-2/. Individuals must provide their own transportation.

7:30 a.m. Committee departs from hotel

8:30 a.m. Field trip participants meet at the Mile Marker 51 Recreational Area in Big Cypress National Preserve
• Mile Marker 51 Recreational Area is 26.7 miles west of the I-75 toll plaza. Use caution not to pass the Recreational Area access because the next safe turnaround is approximately 12-miles westward at Mile Marker 63.

9:45 a.m. Airboat departure to Western Everglades Natural Areas
• Observe impacted and unimpacted areas
• Lunch at Game Warden Island
• Discussion and sharing of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and tree islands history as a community meeting place.
• Travel north to observe canal influences on the WCA-3A vegetation, ecology and hydrology.

4:30 p.m. Return to airboat launch and departure


Tuesday, November 17

OPEN SESSION (Everyone welcome)

8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions David Ashley, chair



8:40 a.m. Overview of Everglades Water Budgets
TBD


9:00 a.m. Lake Okeechobee and the Herbert Hoover Dike: Status of HHD Repairs and
Future Plans Considering Updated Risk Analyses
Ingrid Bon, USACE


9:20 a.m. Implications of Lake Okeechobee Water Management Schedule Alternatives for Restoration
Cal Neidrauer, SFMWD
Jorge Tous, USACE
Susan Gray, SFWMD

10:20 a.m. BREAK

10:35 a.m. Assessment of CERP Storage Alternatives
Matthew Morrison, SFWMD
Kim Taplin, USACE
Steve Davis, Everglades Foundation


11:30 a.m. Climate change implications for water storage and regional water availability
Mike Sukop, FIU
TBD


12:15 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])


1:15 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 1:15 p.m.)


1:30 p.m. Panel Q&A/discussion on storage for CERP
Matt Morrison, SFWMD
Steve Davis, Everglades Foundation
Bob Johnson, NPS
Kim Taplin, USACE

2:20 p.m. Integrated Delivery Schedule
Kim Taplin, USACE


2:55 p.m. Update on FL Bay
Jim Fourqurean, FIU


3:30 p.m. Break



3:45 p.m. Overview of Western Everglades Quality and Quantity Issues
Jennifer Leeds, SFWMD


4:15 p.m. Panel discussion on Western Everglades Issues and Restoration Options
James Erskine, Miccosukee Tribe
TBD, Seminole Tribe
Armando Ramirez, SFWMD
Dan Scheidt, EPA
Donatto Surratt or Bob Johnson, NPS
Kim Taplin, USACE


5:15 p.m. Adjourn


Wednesday, November 18


CLOSED SESSION (Committee and Academies Staff Only)

8:30 a.m. Working session

2:30 p.m. Adjourn
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No



Location:

Miami Airport Marriott
1201 NW LeJeune Road
Building A
Salon ABCD (TBD)
Miami, Florida
(305) 649-5000

Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Agenda
Tuesday, September 29

CLOSED SESSION (Committee and NRC Staff Only)

8:30 a.m. Committee work session

9:45 a.m. Break


OPEN SESSION (Everyone welcome)

10:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductory Remarks David Ashley, chair
• Brief overview of study charge, schedule, and reports.
• Introductions


10:15 a.m. Overview of Everglades Hydrology and Ecology Bob Johnson, NPS
Fred Sklar, SFWMD
• How scientific understanding regarding the objectives and basis for design has changed since 1998


11:00 a.m. Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan Matt Morrison, SFWMD
(CERP) 101 Kim Taplin, USACE
• CERP objectives and project strategies
• Evolution of CERP vision with new knowledge since CERP was developed
• Implementation to date
• CERP authorization and funding
• Scheduling and prioritization
• Real world constraints
• Context of major non-CERP projects
• Major developments since summer 2014
• Questions and discussion


12:00 noon Working Lunch (Lunch is provided free of charge for speakers and committee members. Others may purchase lunch by contacting Brendan McGovern [bmcgovern@nas.edu])


1:00 p.m. University of Florida Water Institute Report: Options to Reduce High Volume Freshwater Flows to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries and Move More Water from Lake Okeechobee to the Southern Everglades
Mary Jane Angelo, Univ. of FL
Karl Havens, Univ. of FL
Wendy Graham, Univ. of FL (by phone)


1:45 p.m. Perspectives on Key Challenges for Everglades Restoration
• Please share your perspectives on restoration, to help the committee understand the broad context for restoration.
• What are the key challenges for Everglades restoration moving forward?
• What issues are most in need of the committee’s (and CERP’s) attention?
Cara Capp, Everglades Coalition
Newton Cook, United Waterfowlers of Florida
James Erskine, Miccosukee Tribe (invited)
Tom MacVicar, MacVicar Consulting
Cherise Maples, Seminole Tribe (invited)


3:00 p.m. Discussion of Recent NRC Reports
• Sponsor feedback on the 2014 CISRERP biennial review
• What kinds of NRC recommendations have been most useful to the restoration program? What recommendations may have missed the mark?
• Based on past reports, can you advise us on how to be most effective and helpful in the future?

Panel members:
Tom Teets, SFWMD
Shannon Estenoz, DOI
Nick Aumen, USGS
April Patterson, USACE and RECOVER
Bob Johnson, NPS
Ed Smith or Drew Bartlett, FDEP
Steve Traxler, FWS


3:30 p.m. Break


3:45 p.m. Discussion of New Issues for CISRERP VI
• What currently important restoration activities are underway that CISRERP VI should consider in its review?
• What projects/pilots/assessments/major reports are anticipated to be completed by mid-2016?

Panel members:
Tom Teets, SFWMD
Kim Taplin, USACE
Shannon Estenoz, DOI
Patti Gorman, SFWMD and RECOVER
Nick Aumen, USGS
Ernie Marks, FWC
Bob Johnson, NPS
Ed Smith or Drew Bartlett, FDEP
Steve Traxler, FWS
EPA (invited)


5:00 p.m. Public Comment (with particular emphasis on issues of importance to be considered by CISRERP VI)
(Members of the public interested in addressing the committee for up to 2-3
minutes must sign up during the meeting before 4:50 p.m.)


5:15 p.m. Adjourn



Wednesday, September 30


CLOSED SESSION (Committee and NRC Staff Only)

8:30 a.m. Committee work session

3:00 p.m. Adjourn
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No


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