CPCRI Bi-Annual Strategic Planning Meeting: September 2011

September 21-22, 2011, Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon, Virginia

Meeting Agenda and Presentations

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

12:30 p.m. Welcome and Brief Introductions.
12:40 p.m. Review of Meeting Purposes and Agenda. Brad Kreps, CPCRI Chair, The Nature Conservancy
12:50 p.m. Summary of 2009-2011 CPCRI Accomplishments. Brad Kreps, CPCRI Chair, The Nature Conservancy (presentation pdf)
1:10 p.m. Science Team Reports and Discussion Environmental Data Analysis. Carl Zipper,Virginia TechJennifer Price,VIrginia Tech (presentation pdf)USGS Eastern Region Initiative on the Clinch. Jennifer KrstolicUnited States Geological Survey, Greg Johnson, United States Geological Survey (presentation pdf)Clinch Powell Science Plan. Braven Beaty, The Nature Conservancy, Jess W. JonesUnited States Fish and Wildlife Service (presentation pdf)
2:20 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. Agency Reports and DiscussionTMDL Status, Implementation, and Bi-State Cooperation. Allen Newman,Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (presentation pdf)and Paul Davis, TN Department of Environment and Conservation(presentation pdf)VA/TN Mining Programs: Stream Protection and Water Quality Improvement Strategies. Butch Lambert, VA Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, Jackie Davis, VA Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, Earl Bandy, Office of Surface Mining (presentation pdf)Stream Mitigation: Corps of Engineers Perspective. Annette PooreU.S. Army Corps of Engineers (presentation pdf)Freshwater Mussel Augmentation Efforts. Mike Pinder, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Stephanie Chance, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Don HubbsTennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (presentation pdf)
4:00 p.m. Break
4:15 p.m. EPA Healthy Watersheds Initiative: A New Opportunity for the Clinch Powell Clean Rivers Initiative? Laura GabanskiOffice of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds (presentation pdf)
5:00 p.m. Adjourn


Thursday, September 22, 2011

8:00 a.m. Welcome and Keys for the Day. Brad KrepsThe Nature Conservancy
8:15 a.m. Group Reactions /Discussion about Healthy Watersheds Initiative

What are the specific opportunities and points of connection to CPCRI?
8:45 a.m. Break Out Issue Groups to Identify Candidate Priorities for 2011-2013 CPCRI Work PlanAgency Group (facilitators: Tom Welborn (retired-Environmental Protection Agency IV and Brad Kreps,The Nature Conservancy)Science Group (facilitators: Braven Beaty, The Nature Conservancy andScott Gain, United States Geological Survey)Conservation/Restoration Group (Facilitators: Kelly Miller, VA Department of Conservation and Recreation and Angie Watland, The Nature Conservancy)Other Groups if needed (outreach group, musssel augmentation group, industry group, etc.)
10:00 a.m. Group Reports and Discussion
11:00 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Continued Group Discussion: Emerging 2011-2013 Work Plan StructureQ & A on Identified PrioritiesIdentification of Missing ElementsReformation of Work Teams, Identification of Team LeadersDetermine Process for Finalizing Work Team Plans and Timelines (Steering Committee will help ensure that CPCRI 2011-2013 Work Plan is finalized within two months of meeting)
12:15 p.m. Wrap up, Next Steps
12:30 p.m. Adjourn