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.