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1 MONDAY, APRIL 27 8:30a 9:30a Welcome and Opening Remarks Ballroom Dome Symposium 1 Coastal Ecosystems of the Laurentian Great Lakes: Plant Communities and the Processes That Shape Them Dennis Albert, Oregon State University The Binational of Great Lakes Islands Karen Vigmostad, Ecovision Notes From the Field Bruce Young, EO Easy Data Collection with the ArcGIS Collecr App Chris Ludwig, Virginia Natural (20 minutes) Species Distribution Models An Asset the Economic Development Community and Field Invenry Support Jason Bulluck, Virginia Natural Using Species Distribution Models Assess Fine- Scale Climate Change Vulnerability Matthew Schlesinger, New York Natural Private Reserves Archipelago: A Sustainable Alternative Fadi Najib Farhat, Pronatura Veracruz 10:00a Islands of Life: A and Atlas of Islands David N. Ewert, The Nature Conservancy; Dan Kraus, Nature Conservancy of Canada Arctic-Alpine Disjuncts on Isle Royale and the Keweenaw Peninsula of Upper Michigan Bradford Slaughter, Features Invenry Minnesota Observation Database Karen Cieminski, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (20 minutes) Assessing Status of EOs Using Maps Showing Age of Observation Greg Krakow, Georgia Department of Natural Resources (20 minutes) Using Occurrence Data and Distribution Modeling Refine Listed Plant Distributions Leah Oliver, Extinction Probability and Predictive Habitat Modeling of the Federally Endangered Poweshiek Skipperling in Michigan Clint Pogue, Central Michigan University Tools, Practices and Partnerships: An Exchange with the Wildlife Institute of India Dave Anderson, Colorado Natural

2 Lunch MON, April 27 Symposium 3:00p A Field Guide the Natural Communities of Michigan: Methods and Challenges Joshua Cohen, Features Invenry Moniring Rare Species and Plant Communities of Coastal Areas in Ontario Mike McMurtry, Ontario Natural Heritage Centre Harmonizing the Global Bat Database Initiative with Established Databases Dave Waldien, Bat International (Workshop, 60 minutes) Rare and Endangered Fishes of the Andrew Drake and Nick Mandrak, University of Toron Early Lessons Learned in Species Distribution Modeling from the Network Modeling Centers Jason Bulluck, The American Eel: Progress Toward Recovery of an Iconic Species Thomas Pratt, Fisheries and Oceans Canada Virginia Natural Developing s Freshwater Strategy Healy Hamiln and Rickie White, Landscape Cooperatives and the Network: Pursuing Collaborative Visions Brad Potter, Upper Midwest and Landscape Cooperative; Leslie Honey, 2 3:00p 3:30p Break

3 MON, April 27 Symposium Mapping Threats and Ecosystem Services Across the J. David Allen and Sigrid D.P. Smith, University of Michigan 3 3:30p 5:00p Why is Eutrophication Re-emerging as a Major Problem Gary Fahnenstiel, University of Michigan Early Detection and Rapid Response Efforts Phyllis Higman, Features Invenry Rolling Out a Revised US National and International Vegetation Classifications Don Faber-Langendoen, Developing s Freshwater Strategy Healy Hamiln and Rickie White, Landscape Cooperatives and the Network: Pursuing Collaborative Visions Brad Potter, Upper Midwest and Landscape Cooperative; Leslie Honey, Picking Our Battles: Invasive Species Control in the Lake Erie Watershed of Pennsylvania Jeffrey Wagner, Pennsylvania Natural 6:00p 7:30p Networking Reception and Member Organization Awards Ballroom Dome

4 TUESDAY, APRIL 28 Symposium Workshops and Business Meetings Minervas Board Room 8:30a 10:00a Tracking Wetland Change in Response Lake Ontario Water Level Management Tim Howard, New York Natural A Basin-Wide Coastal Wetlands Moniring Program: Quantifying Ecosystem Health Donald Uzarski and Matthew Cooper, Central Michigan University Evaluating Marsh Bird Habitat Use at Multiple Scales Inform Design Michael Monfils, Features Invenry The Michigan Dune Alliance: Resring Eastern Lake Michigan Coastal Ecosystems Shaun Howard, The Nature Conservancy Vegetation Mapping: Why We Lump When We Want Split Kevin Hop and Andrew Strassman, US Geological Survey Improving Temporal Data Tracking Lindsey Wise, Oregon Center (Workshop, 60 minutes) Ecological Integrity : Reference Wetlands and a Wetland Registry Don Faber- Langendoen, Corporate Efforts in Michigan Brian Klatt, Features Invenry Transnational Plant Species John Clark, Center for Plant ; Anne Frances, :30a Break

5 TUES, April 28 Symposium Workshops and Business Meetings Minervas Board Room Blueprint 10 Years Later Jim Mackenzie, Ontario Natural Heritage Centre 5 10:30a Strategies Dan Kraus, Nature Conservancy of Canada; John Paskus, MNFI; Doug Pearsall, The Nature Conservancy and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Mayor Mike Estes, Traverse City Citizen Science: Data Quality, Science and Expanding Participation Daria Hyde, Michigan Natural Features Invenry; Rob Stevenson, University of Massachusetts; Healy Hamiln, ; Ezra Schwartzberg, Adirondack Research; Ryan O Connor, Wisconsin Natural Heritage Invenry Ecological Integrity : Reference Wetlands and a Wetland Registry Don Faber- Langendoen, Corporate Wildlife Habitat of the Year Susan Kelsey, General Mors Priority for Reintroduced Plant Populations Leah Oliver and Anne Frances, St. Clair-Detroit River System Initiative Michelle Selzer, Michigan Office of the Lunch

6 TUES, April 28 Symposium Workshops and Business Meetings Minervas Board Room Balancing Nature and People: Optimizing with Socioeconomic Values in Western Lake Erie Katie Kahl and Doug Pearsall, The Nature Conservancy Action for Carolinian Zone of Ontario Jarmo Jalava, Carolinian Canada Coalition Condition of Urban Wetlands Using s Ecological Integrity Methodology: Case Study Denver, CO Pamela Smith, Colorado Natural on Forest Lands Robert Milstead, Hancock Forest Management; Henning Stabins, Plum Creek; T. Bently Wigley, National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc.; Erin Chen, (Panel, 60 minutes) 3:00p Applying a Landscape-Scale Approach the Reconstruction of a Major Transportation Route in Southeast Michigan John Paskus, Features Invenry Tough Choices: Applying a Natural Community Framework and EOs designation of a Network Amy Clark Eagle, Michael Donovan and Joshua Cohen, Michigan Dept of Natural Resources What Makes a Good Indicar? Bruce Young, Relative Vulnerability of Midwestern National Parks Climate and Land Use Change Esther Stroh, US Geological Survey What Can We Learn From Our Neighbors? Identifying New Targets in Maryland Using Multi- Jurisdictional Data Wesley Knapp, Maryland Department of Natural Resources; Amanda Treher, imapinvasives Business Meeting (Invitation Only) 6 3-3:30p Break

7 TUES, April 28 Symposium Workshops and Business Meetings Minervas Board Room Landscape-Scale : Bridging the Gaps Between Public, Private, Professional and Volunteer Efforts Spencer Kellum, The Stewardship Network Ecological Integrity s: Methods, Tools and Applications Pat Comer, Integrated of Extinction Risk of U.S. Orchids Amanda Treher, 7 3:30p 5:00p Strategic for Local and Regional Land Trusts Jonathan Jarosz, Heart of the Lakes Center for Policy Climate Change Vulnerability of Ontario Basin Sam Brinker, Ontario Natural Heritage Centre Fine-Scale Vegetation Maps in the Basin: Can We Go Regional? Andrew Strassman, US Geological Survey Creating Midscale Data Model Ecosystem Service Outputs and Status and Trends in the US Jimmy Kagan, Oregon Center A Methodology Identify Priority Candidate and Petitioned Species in the US: An Industry Perspective Becca Madsen, Electric Power Research Institute Toward Outcome- Oriented Forest : Building Capacity and Momentum for Collaborative Management in the Northwoods Doug Pearsall and Kimberly Hall, The Nature Conservancy Key Areas: Methodology, Databases and Decisions Chrispher Tracey, Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program; Leslie Honey, imapinvasives Business Meeting (Invite Only) 7:00p 9:00p Dinner and Award Winner: Dr. David Schindler Ballroom Dome

8 Wednesday, April 29 8:30a 10:00a Plenary Speaker: John Riley, Science Advisor the Nature Conservancy of Canada Ballroom Dome Symposium Modeling Impacts of Anthropogenic Disturbance on Greater Sage-Grouse Habitats David Anderson, Colorado Natural (25 minutes) 10:15a Lakeplain Prairie : Landscape-Scale Resration in a Human- Dominated Matrix Steven Woods, The Nature Conservancy Revisiting s Core Spatial Methodology Pat Comer, Leveraging Oil and Gas Development: More Data and New Technology Kathryn Klaber, The Klaber Group (Panel) SEMIWILD: Collaborative Landscape Julie Sneman, Heart of the Lakes Center for Land Policy (25 minutes) 8 Effectiveness Evaluation of Public Reforestation Policy in Protected Areas, Veracruz, México Ixchel Sheseña Hernandez, Pronatura Veracruz (25 minutes) Lunch

9 WED, April 29 Symposium Capacity Building Minervas Board Room 3:00p Synchronizing National Park Vegetation Map Layers Within the National Park Service Network Kevin Hop, US Geological Survey Networking Coastal Web Atlases Promote Without Boundaries in the Region David Hart, Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute; Brian George, Ohio Coastal Management Program Use of Integrated Ecological Classifications in Resration and Management Lesley Sneddon, Vernal Pool Mapping, Moniring,, and Yu Man Lee, Features Invenry Using Climate Change Vulnerability Results Inform Adaptation Bruce Young, (Panel) Building Network Capacity: Promoting Creativity and Peer Consults Don Kent, 9 3:00p 3:30p Break Redeveloping Spatially Referenced Tools for Management of Ecosystems Catherine Riseng, University of Michigan 3:30p 5:00p Management and Delivery Scott Sowa, The Nature Conservancy (continued) Use of Integrated Ecological Classifications in Resration and Management (continued) Vernal Pool Mapping, Moniring, and (continued) Using Climate Change Vulnerability Results Inform Adaptation (continued) Building Network Capacity: Promoting Creativity and Peer Consults USGS Tools Can Support Landscope JC Nelson, US Geological Survey

10 Thursday, April 30 Symposium Top of the Park Fundraising/Comms/ Marketing Data Management 8:30a 10:00a LandScope Lori Scott, Brokering Solutions Meet Business Needs for Data Leslie Honey, In Other Words: Science Writing for a Lay Audience Sebastian Montes, (Workshop, 45 minutes) Network Marketing Roundtable: Promoting Our Role in Protecting Brian Cardillo, (Workshop, 45 minutes) Data Manager Workshop Edward Schools, Features Invenry (90 minutes) 10:00a 10:30a Break Integrating Cultural and Environmental Screening Tools for Energy Development Marion Forsyth Werkheiser, Gas and Preservation Partnership 10 10:30a Building an Integrated Network for Panel and discussion s Federally Listed Species Location Data Plays an Important Role in EPA s FIFRA Risk s Ashlea Frank, Compliance Services International Addressing Real-Life Fundraising Challenges Erin Chen, Data Exchange in Biotics 5: How, Why, and When Margaret Ormes, (90 minutes) The Growing Network: Assessing imapinvasives User Needs Lindsey Wise, Oregon Center Wrap-up and Farewell