2018 Conference Agenda

Let's Partner - Moving Forward Together26th Annual OFWIM Conference
& Business Meeting

November 4-8, 2018
Hood River, Oregon

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Abstracts and additional information are available in the  Conference Proceedings. Download your copy now.

 Note: All scheduled events are listed in Pacific Standard Time. 

Sunday, November 4

5 pm — ExComm/Conference Planning Meeting
6 pm — Dinner and Social at Cebu Lounge

Monday, November 5

8:15 am — Welcome, Announcements & Introductions
8:30 am — About the Hood River
Paul Blackburn, Mayor of Hood River
8:45 am — Keynote Presentation
Won Kim, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
9:30 am — Break

9:45 am — Presentation Session I

Social Fishing Apps: A New Data Collection Tool For Fisheries Management
Dustin Martin, ReelSonar, Inc.

Updating the Biota Information System of New Mexico User Interface: A Building Block of the New Mexico Conservation Information System
Ginny Seamster, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

A Tool for Data Consolidation and Standardization
Karen Horodysky, Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries

Efficiency and Opportunities Gained with a Data Exchange API
Greg Wilke, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

The Environmental Data Initiative’s Ecological Data Management Training Program: The Experience of a Summer Fellow at Archbold Biological Station
Gabriel Kamener, Environmental Data Initiative

11:50 am -1 pm — Lunch on your own

1:10 pm — Presentation Session II

Improved Compliance Management Through Data Integration and Automation
Sam Haffey, P.E., Four Peaks Environmental Science & Data Solutions LLC

Interagency Cooperation for Data Sharing: USFS and Arizona Heritage Working to Establish Electronic Data Sharing Capacity
Sabra Tonn, Arizona Game and Fish Department

Configuring and Deploying Story Maps – Tell and Promote Your Agency’s Story
Mike Bialousz, ESRI

Improving Habitat Restoration Through Centralized Record Keeping: The Land Treatment Digital Library
Justin L. Welty, Dept. of Interior U.S. Geological Survey

2:50 pm – Break

3:05 pm — Presentation Session III

Managing Hosted ArcGIS Content Locally and in the Cloud
Chelsea Krause, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

The Magic of Machine Learning
Keith Hurley, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Introducing GeoOptix: Tools for Fueling Collaboration and Secure Environmental Data Management in the Cloud
Keith Steele, Sitka Technology Group

Student Session

Assessing the association between freshwater mussel beds and hydrogeomorphic features in two Ozark Drainages
Jordan Holtswarth

Impacts of Intermittency to Stream Biota Community Structure
Isabel Papraniku

5:10 pm – Logistics for Tuesday Field Session

Arrange car pools; review routes and instructions. Departure time will depend on weather. For details, see Updated Schedule and Field Trip Instructions.

6-9 pm — Hacker’s Ball

Poster and Technical Demonstrations
Dinner provided

Tuesday, November 6

Note: Times are weather-dependent.
8:35 am — Gather for Field Techniques Session
8:45 am — Depart for Field Techniques Session (Lunch provided)
5 pm — Return to hotel,  Dinner on your own

Wednesday, November 7

8 am — Presentation Session IV

Data Visualization Tools for Aquatic Habitat Evaluation and Species Recovery Prioritization
Jon Walker, ICF

Data Driven Decision Making using Tableau
Joe Kirby, Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Evaluation and Prioritization of Restoration Actions in Three Urban Aquatic Environments for Salmonids Under Current and Climate Change Conditions
Laura E. McMullen, ICF

Building for the Future: Bringing MOFEP into the 21st Century
Dyan Pursell, Missouri Department of Conservation

9:40 am — Break

9:55 am — Presentation Session V

Using Deep Learning to Screen Time-Lapse Pictures for Vehicles
Keith Hurley, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

The Power of ARCGIS Story Maps for Informing Decision-Makers
Nancy Leonard, NW Power and Conservation Council

The COTS – Custom Mixer –  Maine’s Conservation Actions Tracker (Shaken not Stirred)
Chris Gerecki, Timmons Group

Species Habitat Distribution Maps to Support Conservation Planning at a National Scale
Alexa McKerrow, USGS

Predicting Forest Fires with Machine Learning
Ian Downard, MapR

Noon — Business Meeting

Lunch provided

1:20 pm — Committee Breakout Sessions

1:55 pm — Presentation Session VI

Building Wildlife Models with Cloud-Based Mapping Techniques
James R. Hatten, USGS

The Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Flood and Storm Transport (NAS FAST) Mapper
Matthew Neilson, U.S. Geological Survey

How to Deal with and Use All That GPS Tracking Data… What a Mess!
Eric Edgley, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

3:10 pm — Break

3:25 pm — Presentation Session VII

Using MonitoringResources.org to Track Sampling Locations
Rebecca A. Scully, USGS/PNAMP

Survey123 and Collector – What’s New?
Matt Taraldsen, ESRI

ArcGIS Solutions: Getting the Most Out of Your Existing GIS Investment
Mike Bialousz, ESRI

Mapping and Quantifying Xeroriparian Across the Arid Deserts
Austin Smith, Arizona Game and Fish Department

6 pm — Banquet & Social

Thursday, November 8

8 am-Noon — Workshop: Collector and Survey 123 for ArcGIS
(included in meeting registration)