A public webinar will be held on Friday, March 9th, at 9:00 am Central/10:00 am Eastern for all interested stakeholders. The webinar will focus on the state of Lake Superior, as summarized in the recently released State of the Great Lakes 2017 reports, and actions being taken to study, restore, and protect the Lake Superior ecosystem as part of the Lake Superior Lakewide Action and Management Plan (LAMP).
Toll-free call-in #: 1-877-413-4781. Conference ID: 2346137#.
Agenda (Eastern Standard Time)
10:00 am — Welcome and roll call, Lake Superior Partnership Working Group Co-Chairs, Liz LaPlante of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and Steve Clement of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC).
10:10 am — State of Lake Superior and LAMP Implementation highlights, led by Liz LaPlante of USEPA and Rob Hyde of ECCC
1. Background on the LAMP and Lake Superior Partnership
2. State of Lake Superior and Status of LAMP Implementation
A. Status of Habitat and Species
– Overview of LAMP Project at National Marine Conservation Area, by Doug Tate, Parks Canada
– Overview of LAMP Project, “Frog Bay Land Acquisition” by Chad Abel, Red Cliff Band
– Overview of LAMP Project at Buffalo Reef, by Steve Check, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
B. Status of Aquatic Invasive Species
– Overview of LAMP Project to “Add additional locations to Aquatic Invasive Species early
detection/rapid response surveillance” by Mike Seider, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
C. Status of Watershed Impacts and Climate Trends
– Overview of LAMP Project, Tribal discussion on Climate Change by Aubrey Maccoux-LeDuc,
D. Status of Toxic Chemicals in Lake Superior
– Overview of LAMP Project to “Increase efforts to educate the public on new and emerging chemicals”
by Curniss McGoldrick, Ontario Ministry Of the Environment and Climate Change
11:10 am — Questions, open discussion
11:25 am — Wrap up and next steps, including State of Lake Superior Conference in Fall 2018
11:30 am — Adjourn.