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August 29, 2017 - Delta Invasive Species Symposium

Tools and actions to meet current needs and prepare for future challenges


Tuesday, August 29, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


UC Davis Conference Center
550 Alumni Lane
Davis, CA 95616


Presentations will explore tools and actions being developed to meet today’s management needs as well as to prepare for future challenges. The seminar is sponsored by the Delta Interagency Invasive Species Coordination team, Delta Stewardship Council Delta Science Program, and UC Davis.


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To submit an abstract for the lunch break poster session, please click here.


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Tentative Agenda (times are approximate and subject to change)

9:00-9:15            Welcome and introductions

9:15-11:35          Tools and techniques for management of current and future invasions

  • Predictive tools and methods for invasion risk for aquatic species – Catherine Jarnevich, USGS
  • Invasive mussels management and waterbody prioritization – Rachael Klopfenstein, CDFW
  • Integrating eDNA and Occupancy Modeling to Estimate the Distribution of Non-Native Watersnakes: Lessons Learned – Jonathan Rose, UC Davis
  • Predictive mapping in pest risk analysis – Glenn Fowler, USDA-APHIS
  • Assessing Risk and Mapping Distribution for Invasive Plants: Cal-IPC’s Inventory and CalWeedMapper Decision-Support Tools – Ramona Robison, Cal-IPC

11:35-12:00        Program updates: Brief lightning talks providing updates on various invasive species, programs, and projects in the Delta

12:00-1:20          Poster session and lunch break

1:20-3:15            Managing habitat conditions to shift non-natives to natives

  • Space Invaders:  The Challenge of Alien Fishes in the Bay-Delta – Ted Sommer, DWR
  • Invasive fish species and salmon predation in the Delta – Brendan Lehman, NOAA SFCS
  • Waxing and waning of invasive aquatic vegetation with annual variability in California weather – Shruti Khanna, CDFW and UC Davis
  • Human component of implementing control in Lake Tahoe – Lars Anderson, USDA-ARS (retired)

3:15-4:25            Panel discussion: The human dimension of invasive species management

4:25-4:30           Wrap up and adjourn



Coequal goals

The Delta Stewardship Council was created in legislation to achieve the state mandated coequal goals for the Delta. "'Coequal goals' means the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place." (CA Water Code §85054)