Northeast PARC Annual Meeting 2014

Salamanca, New York
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Northeast PARC Annual Meeting 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - Friday, August 15, 2014

Allegany State Park Office
Allegany State Park Rt 1
Salamanca, New York 14760
United States

Map and Directions
The 2014 NEPARC meeting will be on August 13-15, 2014 in Allegany State Park, Salamanca, NY. Meeting activities will occur at Camp Allegany in the Red House Area of the park.

Details will be added to the NEPARC website and Facebook.

Silent Auction and NEPARC/Year of the Salamander Items will be available for purchase (cash/check only)

NEPARC Meetings: http://www.northeastparc.org/meetings/index.htm

Deadline for the early registration cost for meeting is June 15!!

Tentative Agenda

NOTE:  All activities except field trips will occur in Allegany State Park

Wednesday, August 13th

Pre-meeting activities:

Morning              Field trips – Visit Hellbender Rearing Facility

& Afternoon

Afternoon           Field trips – Survey historic amphibian study sites. Sites were survived in the park in the 1920’s by Sherman Bishop and 1950’s by Meg Stewart. We will resurvey these classic sites to study changes in amphibian occurrences.    

3:30 – 9:00         REGISTRATION – Camp Allegany, Classroom

4:00 – 5:30         State Biologists Meeting Open to all – Roundtable Discussion – Camp Allegany, Classroom

6:00 – 8:30          DINNER SOCIAL (provided with registration) – Camp Allegany, Dining Building (cash bar)

 

Thursday, August 14th  

6:30 – 8:30                 BREAKFAST (provided with registration) - Camp Allegany, Dining Building

8:00– 8:30                  REGISTRATION (Set up posters) - Camp Allegany - Classroom

8:30– 9:15                  Welcome – NEPARC co-chairs: Andrea Chaloux (NY Natural Heritage Program) & Lori Erb (MACHAC)

·                What is NEPARC/PARC? - Andrea

·                Introduction of Steering Committee – Lori

·                Introductions around the room 

9:15– 9:45                  National PARC Update 

9:45- 9:50                  2014 Year of Salamander - Mary Beth Kolozsvary (Siena College)

9:50– 10:35         Update on On-going NEPARC Projects

•         Editorial Board

•         Vernal Pools

•         Wood Turtles

•         Roads

•         Emerging Diseases

•         Hellbender & Mudpuppy

•         PARCA

•         Blanding's Turtles

•         Photo Project

•         History of NEPARC

 

10:35 – 10:45           BREAK - Begin Silent Auction

10:45 – 11:00           Regulatory Update

11:00 – 12:00           Talks

12:00 – 1:00             LUNCH (provided with registration) – Camp Allegany, Dining Building

1:00 – 1:50               Featured Presentations and Talks

2:00 – 3:30               Working Group Breakout Sessions  I – Camp Allegany

·       Wood Turtle

·       Emerging Diseases

·       PARCA 

·       Hellbender/Mudpuppy

3:30                          Set up posters – Camp Allegany, Recreation Room 

4:00 – 6:00               Poster Session/Cocktail Hour (cash bar) – Camp Allegany, Recreation Room

6:00 – 7:15               DINNER (provided with registration) – Camp Allegany, Dining Building

7:30 – 8:30               Featured Presentation:  Dr. Thomas Pauley, Marshall University – Camp Allegany Classroom

Friday, August 15th

6:30 – 8:15      BREAKFAST (provided with registration)- Camp Allegany, Dining Building

8:15                  Announcements – Camp Allegany, Classroom

8:20 – 10:40     Talks

10:40 – 12:10       Working Group Breakout SessionsII

·       Vernal Pools

·       Roads

·       Blanding’s turtle 

12:10-1:10 Lunch- Silent Auction Ends

1:10 – 2:50      Talks

2:50 – 3:30      Breakout Sessions Wrap-up: Lori as facilitator

3:30 – 3:45      NEPARC Business:  (New co-chair) as facilitator

·         Election of new co-chair

·         Steering Committee changes (if any)

·         Likes/Dislikes of current meeting

·         2015 NEPARC meeting location and topic suggestions

3:45 – 4:00       Distribute Silent Auction Items

4:00                  Annual Meeting Ends


 

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