Canadian Council on Invasive Species | CCIS

Read Highlights of the National Invasive Species Forum

Ottawa | Feb 28 - Mar 2, 2017

Canadian Council

on Invasive Species

Canadian Council

on Invasive Species

Canadian Council

on Invasive Species

Canadian Council

on Invasive Species

Canadian Council

on Invasive Species

Canadian Council

on Invasive Species

Canadian Council

on Invasive Species

Canadian Council

on Invasive Species

Canadian Council

on Invasive Species

Canadian Council

on Invasive Species

Canadian Council

on Invasive Species

Canadian Council

on Invasive Species

Canadian Council

on Invasive Species

Canadian Council

on Invasive Species

Speakers

Please follow the links in the agenda below to view the corresponding speaker's presentation in PDF.

February 28th

8:30 am          Welcome and Overview - State of the Nation & Key Emerging Priorities; Basile Van Havre, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Session 1: Across the Country & Beyond

8:45 am          Keynote Address: The New European Union Invasive Alien Species Regulation and the Future of Eradication, Management & Control of Invasive Alien Species in the European Union; Myriam Dumortier, European Commission

09:30 am        Setting the National Stage - What are the Trends and Future Directions Nationally; Ala Boyd, Federal-Provincial-Territorial Invasive Alien Species Task Force & Gail Wallin, Canadian Council on Invasive Species

10:10 am        Refreshment Break

Session 2: Closing the Doors on Invasive Species - Invasive Species Pathways to Canada & Current Priorities

10:30 am        Addressing Pathways into Canada; Christine Villegas, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

10:50 am        International Ballast Water Regulations; Chris Wiley, International Marine Organization’s Ballast Water Review Group

11:10 am        Habitattitude & the Pet & Aquarium Trade; Louis McCann, Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council

11:30 am        Discussion & Questions

11:50 am        Plenary – What are the Next Steps needed on Pathways?

12:00 pm        Lunch Break

Session 3: Cross Country Spotlights - Highlights from Across the Country

1:25 pm          How the Invasive Species Act will combat Invasive Species in Ontario; Jeremy Downe, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

1:35 pm          Implementation of the 2015 Federal Aquatic Invasive Species Regulations; Tom Therriault, Department of Fisheries & Oceans Canada

1:45 pm          Collaborating to Tackle Invasive Species in British Columbia; Edi Torrans, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations

1:55 pm          PlayCleanGo Program Highlights; Barry Gibbs, Canadian Council on Invasive Species

2:05 pm          Invasive Moose in Newfoundland & Labrador; Janet Feltham, Parks Canada

2:15 pm          Emergency Response Control of Phragmites in Ontario; Francine MacDonald, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

2:25 pm          Discussion & Questions      

2:40 pm          Refreshment Break

Session 4: Emerging Issues of Invasives - current status of emerging issues & invasive species at our borders

3:10 pm          Forestry & Invasives – What Steps are in Place; Ken Farr, Natural Resources Canada

3:30 pm          Prioritising Invasive Species for Management in a Changing Climate; Dr. Shauna-Lee Chai, InnoTech Alberta Inc.

3:50 pm          Threat of Invasive Species to the Arctic; Kimberly Howland, Department of Fisheries & Oceans Canada

4:10 pm          National Plant & Animal Health Strategy – Brian Double & Jaimie Schnell, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

4:30 pm          Plenary Discussion – What More is Needed to Combat Emerging invasive Species & Pathways. Recommendations moving forward at the national level on emerging invasive species.

5:00 pm          DAY 1 ADJOURNED

5:00 pm          Evening Social - Stand-up Mixer

6:30 pm          Evening Concludes

March 1st

8:30 am       Welcome by Barry Gibbs, Canadian Council on Invasive Species (no presentation slide deck)

8:35 am       Keynote Address: New Management Paradigms for Biological Invasions: Natural Disasters and Sustainability; Dr. Anthony Ricciardi, McGill University

Session 5: Successes in Horticulture

9:20 am         BC’s PlantWise Program; Gail Wallin, Invasive Species Council of BC

9:35 am         Nursery Landscape Industry Invasive Plant Best Management Practices; Andrea Eastham, Canadian Council on Invasive Species

9:50 am         Invasives & Horticultural Impacts; Rebecca Lee, Canadian Horticulture Council

10:05 am       Discussion & Questions

10:20 am      Refreshment Break

Session 6: Leadership Spotlight - Collaborating for Success. Highlights of National and International Collaborative Efforts in Canada and What’s Next on the Horizon.

10:40 am       North American Plant Protection Organization – Katharine Church

10:50 am       North American Invasive Species Management Association – Kelly Cooley

11:00  am      North American Forestry Committee – Ken Farr

11:10  am      Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement – Becky Cudmore

11:20  am      North American Invasive Species Network – Chuck Bargeron

11:30  am      Pacific North West Economic Region – Brandon Hardenbrook

11:40 am      Discussion & Questions

11:55 am     Lunch Break

Session 7: Speedy Session on Invasive Species Initiatives – round table group discussions (no presentations)

2:40 pm       Refreshment Break

Session 8: Responding to New Invaders. Early Detection, Rapid Response Success Stories and Lessons Learned

3:00 pm         Survey & Eradication of the Asian Long-Horned Beetle in Mississauga; Jill Dalton, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

3:15 pm         Brown Spruce Long-Horned Beetle in Kouchibouguac National Park, NB; Patrick Nantel, Parks Canada

3:30 pm         Asian Carp; Becky Cudmore, Department of Fisheries & Oceans Canada

3:45 pm         Update on the Kudzu Eradication Plan; Kristina Pauk, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

4:00 pm         Discussion & Questions - What more is needed to result in more success stories?

4:15 pm       Session Wrap Up & Next Steps – the plan for the production of a report following this Forum

5:00 pm       Forum Adjourned

 

Post-Forum Workshops: March 2nd

PATHWAYS WORKSHOP

8:30 am          News from Pathways Specialists - new methods and opportunities to address pathways and the movement of invasive species.

8:30 am          How to address the Internet Trade of Invasive Species - Erika Jensen, Great Lakes Commission

9:15 am          Aquatic Recreation Pathways – Becky Cudmore, Department of Fisheries & Oceans Canada

9:30 am          Horticulture Trade – Michael Brownbridge, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

9:45 am          Pet & Aquarium Trade – Louis McCann, Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council

10:00 am        Forestry Pathways – Ken Farr, Natural Resources Canada

10:15 am        Refreshment Break

10:45 am        What more can be done to close the pathways into and within Canada - facilitated workshop looking at the following key pathways:

•          Aquatic recreation

•          Pet & aquarium trade

•          Horticulture trade

•          Forestry

•          Internet trade

11:45 am        Lunch Break

COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP

1:00 pm          What more is needed in Canada on communication for Invasive Species - Heather Badenoch, Village PR

1:40 pm          The Canadian Council on Invasive Species’ National Communications Plan – an overview of the current plan by CCIS.

2:00 pm          What more is needed in the National Communications Plan - a facilitated review and input workshop on the Canadian Council on Invasive Species’ Draft National Communications Plan.

3:00 pm          WORKSHOP ADJOURNED