This webinar began with remarks by Hawaii Gov. David Ige highlighting the importance of invasive species management in the West, and the Initiative's goals and deliverables. Gov. Ige also announced the location of regional workshops to be held in Nevada, Wyoming, Montana and Hawaii. Leaders in invasive species data management also discussed WGA's Invasive Species Data Management Recommendations, a new effort to improve the interagency exchange of invasive species occurrence data in the West. Watch the webinar, download the slides.
This webinar focused on the impacts of invasive species on fisheries in the Pacific Northwest. Case studies examined the impacts and management challenges related to northern pike in Washington and Alaska and the effects of non-native predation of salmon. The webinar was moderated by Justin Bush with the Washington Invasive Species Council. Panelists included Joe Maroney with the Kalispel Tribe of Indians; Parker Bradley with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game; and Laura Robinson, with the Northwest Power & Conservation Council. Watch the webinar, download the slides.
The webinar featured representatives from conservation districts in Hawaii, Oregon and New Mexico discussing innovative, cross-boundary efforts to manage invasive species. The webinar was moderated by Travis Thomason, Director – Pacific Islands Area, NRCS. Panelists included Mae Nakahata, Director, Maui County Soil and Water Conservation District; Michelle Delepine, Invasive Species Program Manager, West Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District; Lindsey Karr, WeedWise Specialist, Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District; and Debbie Hughes, Executive Director, New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts. Watch the webinar and download the slides.