2011 Conference Presentations

Welcome to Missouri
Tony Spicci, Missouri Department of Conservation

GO! GeoCache OFWIM
Don Katnik, President-Elect

Access and Using National/Regional Data
Moderator: Sabra Schwartz, Arizona Game & Fish Department

The Evolution of CalFish: Adaptation to User’s Needs
Robin Carlson, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

Biotics 5: a National System to Increase Conservation Effectiveness and Efficiency
Rob Solomon, NatureServe

Regional Data Sharing: Data Warehouses and Early Steps Toward Regional Systems in the PNW, and Lessons for the Future
Bruce Schmidt, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

Coordinated Assessments: a New State/Tribal Effort to Share Data
Bruce Schmidt, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

Potential Barriers to Use of Regionalized Datasets and Thoughts on Overcoming Them
Don Schrupp, Retired (Colorado Division of Wildlife)

Social Media Session
Moderator: Dean Jue, Florida State University

Social Media Overview
Kirk Keller, Missouri Department of Conservation

Mining Twitter for Wildlife Health Events
Megan Hines, Wildlife Disease Information Node

Should Your Organization be Twittering and Facebooking? A Case Study for Wildlife Health
Cris Marsh, University of Wisconsin Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Social Media Outreach
Chris Cloyd, Missouri Department of Conservation

Special Topics Session
Moderator: Jim Husband, Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries

US Topo and the National Map Viewer
Ray Fox, U. S. Geological Survey

The California Avian Data Center and the Avian Knowledge Network
Grant Ballard, PRBO Conservation Science (remote presentation)

Student Scholarship Awards
Moderator: Beth Stys, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Application of the Fish Invasiveness Scoring Kit (FISK) to Non-native Freshwater Fish Species in Peninsular Florida
Larry Lawson, University of Florida

Scale-dependent Pattern in Mussel Community Composition
Carla Atkinson, University of Oklahoma

Movement Patterns around Dens in Two Illinois Beaver Populations
Ramiro Crego, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Effects of Wastewater Treatment Plants on Water Chemistries and Benthic Invertebrate Population in the Middle Rio Grande
Michelle Nuanez, University of New Mexico

Tools that Improve Efficiency Session
Moderator: Tony Spicci, Missouri Department of Conservation

Development of an Online Hatchery Release Data Mapping Application
Lynnae Sutton, Fish Passage Center (remote presentation)

The Missouri River Public Use Assessment: Developing a Database to Present Statistical Results
Tom Treiman, Missouri Department of Conservation

Assessing the Validity of Online Surveys
Ron Reitz, Missouri Department of Conservation

Adapting to the High-tech World of Tracking Wild Animals – 3 Year of Using GPS Collars and Harnesses in Missouri
Joel Sartwell, Missouri Department of Conservation

Mobile Technology & More Cool Tools Session
Moderator: Keith Wethington, Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources

Evaluating the Use of Mobile Applications for Fisheries Stream Surveys
Kendell Ryan, Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries

Mobile GIS Options for Fish and Wildlife Organizations
Chris Gerecke, Timmons Group

Opening the Door to Aquatic Data: Improving Accessibility of Long Term Aquatic Sampling Data
Julie Fleming and Craig Scroggins, Missouri Department of Conservation

Potential Funding Sources/Climate Change
Moderator: Danny Lewis, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Citizen Science – The Problem of Messy Data
Jon Purvis, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service TRACS Reporting, Tracking, and Decision Support Tool for the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) Programs
James Husband, Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries

Climate Change Efforts Within a State Agency
Beth Stys, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Banquet Presentation

The Missouri River: From the Voyage of Discovery to the Road of Recovery
Vince Travnicek, Missouri Department of Conservation

Data Sharing Discussion Panel
Moderator: Robin Carlson, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

Discussion Panel Introduction – Robin Carlson, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

Organization Perspectives on Data Sharing

  • Don Katnik, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
  • Keith Wethington, Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources
  • Danny Lewis/Dean Jue, OFWIM Data Standards & Technology Trends
  • Paula Knaga, Canadian Wildlife Services
  • Sabra Schwartz, Arizona Game & Fish Department
  • Bruce Schmidt, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

Open Discussion on Data Sharing Issues/Panel Q&A

Special Topics II Session
Moderator: Susan Lanier, TWRA

iMapInvasives – A Collaborative GIS-based Online Tool for Invasive Species Management
Sabra Schwartz, Arizona Game & Fish Department, Dean Jue, Florida State University

Emerging Trends in Fish and Wildlife Decision Support Systems
Chris Friel, ESRI

Leveraging Workflow Manager for ArcGIS
Brynda Hatch, ESRI