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2018 Aquatic Invaders Summit
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2/28/2018 to 3/1/2018
When: February 28 - March 1, 2018
9:00 AM
Where: Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive
Minneapolis,, Minnesota  55430
United States
Contact: AIS Summit – MLR

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Highlights Include a Day One Keynote on Climate Effects & AIS with Former News Anchor and Investigative Reporter Don Shelby.

The event will focus on the latest AIS developments and emerging Best Management practices, including:

● A broad discussion on climate impacts and AIS, with a day one keynote -- and panel discussion led by -- former WCCO-TV news anchor and investigative reporter, Don Shelby.
● A breakout session called "Carpeggedeon" that explores the experimental use of native pathogens to kill carp and perhaps one day zebras mussels.
● It will take a hard look at the significant impacts that the state's 500+ lake associations have had and other collaborative models to combat AIS.
● The impacts of AIS on walleye fisheries and the role of anglers to control the spread of AIS.
● A first-time legal panel discussing jurisdictional issues from the Federal level to the local county level.
● University of Minnesota professor and founder and former D irector of the University of Minnesota’s Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center, Dr. Peter Sorensen, will address the          issue, should Minnesota establish freshwater conservation areas to protect lakes for the future?
● GOOD DOG! The Benefits of AIS Enforcement (with demonstration of zebra mussel-sniffing dogs ): Brent Grewe, MN DNR Enforcement Division, will talk about tangible enforcement     benefits and illustrate how trained zebra mussel-sniffing dogs have become part of the DNR's enforcement regimen.


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