Agenda

Monday, January 14

Boise State University Student Union Building- Hatch C (2nd Floor)

10:00am – 12:00pm  Great Basin – CESU business meeting

        • Convener: Michael W. Collopy, Director, Great Basin-CESU, UNR

Boise State University Student Union Building - Lookout (3rd Floor)

10:00am – 1:00pm  Registration

1:15 – 1:45pm  Keynote Presentation by Mike Pellant, Great Basin Restoration Initiative Coordinator, BLM

1:45 – 3:00pm  Consortium Updates

      • Great Basin Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit - Mike Collopy, Director.
      • Great Basin Environmental Program, Stan Johnson - Director.
      • Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative - Linda Kelly, Coordinator.
      • Great Basin Research and Management Partnership –  Carol Schuler, Chair.
      • Great Basin Restoration Initiative – Mike Pellant, Director.
      • Great Basin Fire Science Delivery Project – Genie Montblanc, Coordinator.

3:20-5:00pm  Current and Emerging Issues, such as

      • Sage-Grouse Eye View of Current and Future Habitat Quality- Not All Sagebrush are Created Equal - Jennifer Forbey, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Science, Boise State University.
      • The Destructive Role of Invasive Alien Grasses: A Reoccuring Worldwide Calamity – Richard Mack, Associate Professor, Department of Botany, Washington State University.
      • Managing for Resilienct Ecosystems: Examining the Options - Jeanne Chambers, Research Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.
      • BLM Landscape Approach for Managing Public Lands – John Wilson, Healthy Lands Coordinator, Bureau of Land Management.
      • A Comprehensive Vision and Plan for the Great Basin - Linda Kelly /Todd Hopkins, Coordinator, Great Basin LCC/  Science Coordinator, Great Basin LCC

Boise State University Student Union Building - Hatch A (2nd Floor)

5:15 – 7:00pm  Poster Session and Reception

Tuesday, January 15

Boise State University Student Union Building - Lookout (3rd Floor)

8:30 – 8:45am  Recap

8:45 – 10:00am  Project Highlights, such as

      • Results from the Central Basin and Range Rapid Ecoregional Assessment (REA) – Marion Reid, Senior Regional Ecologist, NatureServe
      • Great Basin Native Plant Selection and Increase Project – Nancy Shaw, Research Botanist, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
      • Land Treatment Digital Library: What have we Learned? – David Pilliod, Research Ecologist, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
      • BLM Integrated Cheatgrass Die-Off Project – Don Major, Fire and Landscape Ecologist, Bureau of Land Management

10:30am – 12:00pm  Panel Discussion: Monitoring for Change

      • Nancy Glenn, Research Professor, Idaho State University
      • Rick Allen, Research Professor, Water Resource, University of Idaho
      • Lynn Fenstermaker, Associate Professor and Director, Nevada Desert Research Center
      • Nick Lancaster, Desert Research Institute

12:00 – 1:00pm GBRI Business Meeting

      • Convener: Mike Pellant, Great Basin-RI, BLM

1:00 – 2:30pm  Panel Discussion: The Path Forward

      • Todd Hopkins, Science Coordinator, Great Basin LCC
      • Ted Koch, State Supervisor for the Nevada Fish and Wildlife Office
      • Beth Leger, Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Reno
      • Mark Brunson, Utah State University

2:30 – 3:00pm  Conference wrap up

3:30 – 5:00pm  GBEP Business Meeting

      • Convener: Stan Johnson, Director, GBEP

Boise State University Student Union Building – Hatch C (2nd Floor)

3:30 – 5:00pm  GBRMP Business Meeting

      • Convener: Carol Schuler and Sue Phillips

Wednesday, January 16

Boise State University Student Union Building - Lookout (3rd Floor)

9:00am – 12:00pm  GB LCC Steering Committee Meeting

      • Convener: Linda Kelly, Great Basin LCC-Coordinator, BLM
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