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LAPA-West’s 12th Annual Workshop
Invasive Species
Preventing Spread & Managing Infested Lakes

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Berkshire Community College  (directions)

1350 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Download this Agenda
in .PDF format HERE.


8:00 – 8:30 Registration and coffee
8:30 – 8:45 Plenary Session
Sarah Miller of SEPRO - Will Discuss Zequanox as a Potential Means of Combating Zebra Mussel Infestations and Other Tools for Dealing with Invasive Species.
Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Office of Water Resources – Boat Ramp Monitoring Results from  Summer; Evaluation of Self-Certification Program, Lessons Learned, Monitoring Results from 2010, Future Decontamination of Boats at Infected Lakes, Preliminary Results of 2010 Evaluation of Connecticut River and COLAP Lakes.
10:00 – 10:30 Break, Network and Visit Exhibitors
10:30 – 12:00

Management of Invasive Species by a Panel of Limnologists, Government Regulatory Officials and LAPA’s Lake Stewart – Participants will be Ken Wagner, Tom French, Jim Phillips and Steve Goodwin (all 4 panelists are PhD’s with extensive experience with invasive species issues).  Panel Moderator will be Tom Tying Professor of Environmental Science at Berkshire Community College

This panel will discuss and evaluate:

  • What actions are likely to be most effective in controlling invasive species?
  • How should the regulatory community react to emergency situations?
  • Are there portions of GEIR that based the last 6 years need to be revised? 
  • Are there management techniques not covered in the GEIR that should be?
12:15 – 12:45 LAPA Business Meeting
This Conference jointly sponsored by the Environmental Science Department of Berkshire Community College and LAPA.



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