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Monday, July 22 • 2:45pm - 5:00pm
Invasive Species II

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Existing & Emerging Pathways & Threats
The Invasive Species Working Group focuses on establishing a regional defense against invasive threats by bringing together state and provincial partners to collaborate on initiatives and coordinate on strategic partnerships, information sharing, and best practices.

Working Group Co-Chairs
  • Rep. Terry Gestrin, Idaho State Legislature
  • Kate Wilson, PNWER Invasive Species Working Group Co-Chair/Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation

Potash Primer
Potash as molluskicide. The necessity/challenges of registering products in Canada. The processes and differences between the U.S. and Canada re: registration
  • Nicole Kimmel, Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist, Government of Alberta
Feral Swine
Provide overview of current distribution, research, impacts, and eradication projects.
  • Ryan Brook, Associate Professor, University of Saskatchewan
Firewood as Pathway
Destructive pests have wreaked unprecedented havoc on regional forests. Campaign overview of invested firewood and invasive tree pests.​​​
  • Dr. Rory McIntosh, Provincial Forest Entomologist and Pathologist, Government of Saskatchewan

Prussian Carp
Overview of species, impacts, distribution. Current research and control.
  • Mark Poesch, Associate Professor, University of Alberta

Action Items Discussion


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Dr. Mark Peosch

Associate Professor, Dept. of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta
Dr. Mark Poesch is an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta in the Department of Renewable Resources. He is the principal investigator of the Fisheries and Aquatic Conservation Laboratory and a leading expert on preservation and restoration of fish species at risk. In... Read More →

Nicole Kimmel

Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist, Government of Alberta
After 19 years of service with the Government of Alberta, Nicole has joined the fight focusing on aquatic invasive species with Alberta Environment & Parks. She oversees the Aquatic Invasive Species Program for Alberta. She covers everything invasive in the water including fish, mussels... Read More →

Ryan Brook

Professor in Department of Animal and Poultry Science, University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Ryan Brook has been passionate about and focused on wildlife and habitat for his entire career, working on the Canadian prairies, parkland, boreal forest, arctic, and occasionally the jungles of Sri Lanka. He is an Associate Professor in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources... Read More →

Dr. Rory McIntosh Ph.D.

Provincial Forest Entomologist and Pathologist, Government of Saskatchewan
Rory has worked in the field of forestry and forest entomology since 1975. He has an undergraduate degree in forestry (with a major in Forest Entomology) from the University of New Brunswick, a MSc. and Ph.D. (Forest Entomology) from the University of British Columbia. Based in Prince... Read More →
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Kate Wilson

Commission Administrator; Invasive Species Working Group Co-chair, Montana Natural Resources and Conservation
Kate Wilson has been working in the water world for over 12 years. Her initial focus was on water quality and quantity issues in the Pend Oreille Basin for the Lakes Commission, an advisory board to the Governor of Idaho created in 2003. Stemming from the work with the Lakes Commission... Read More →
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Terry Gestrin

Representative; Invasive Species Working Group Co-chair, Idaho State Legislature
Representative Gestrin was appointed in August 2012, to fill a House vacancy in District 8. He was born in Cascade, Idaho, and earned his B.B.A. in finance from Idaho State University. In the past he has been a Volunteer Fire Chief, the Donnelly Valley County Commissioner, Chairman... Read More →

Monday July 22, 2019 2:45pm - 5:00pm PDT
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