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Montana Invasive Species Council meeting

When May 23, 2018
from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Room 152, State Capitol Bldg.
Contact Name
Contact Phone (406) 444-0547
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Montana Invasive Species Council (MISC)
May 23, 2018: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Montana State Capitol, Room 152
10:00 a.m. – Welcome and introductions
10:30 a.m. –Administrative Business
• Roll call and confirm quorum
• Action Item: Feb. 20 meeting minutes
• Action item: MISC revised budget
• Action item: Invasive Tree Committee, chair confirmation
• MISC Member Vacancies
• Other MISC updates
11:20 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. – 2018 Governor’s Summit on Invasive Species
• Law review preliminary gap results
• Listening sessions
• Summit planning/agenda items
• Western Governors’ Association Workshop
Break for lunch (on your own or join the Summit Planning Committee for a working brown bag lunch)
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Project and Agency/Org. Updates
• Invasive Mussel Economic Impact Study
• Missouri River Pilot Project
• Science Advisory eDNA Panel
o Action: Science Panel recommendation and next steps
• Upper Columbia Conservation Commission
• Emerging Issues (American Bullfrog)
• Agency/org. updates
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Committee Reports
• Education & Outreach (Kate Wilson)
• Data Management (Jed Little)
Agenda is subject to change and item times are approximate. Actual times may vary by up to one
hour. Visit for the most updated meeting
information. The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation will make reasonable
accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this public meeting. For
questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact Stephanie Hester at
406-444-0547 or as soon as possible before the meeting date.
o Action: Discussion and next steps on MT Natural Resources Information
System (NRIS) invasive species field guides, environmental summary, and
map viewer components
• Tree Pest (Katie McKeever)
o Action: Next steps on all-taxa Rapid Response Plan (MISC Framework
Coordination Task)
• Firewood (Amy Gannon)
o Action: Recommendation on next steps from committee
• Invasive Trees (Stephanie Hester)
3:30-4:00 p.m. - Wrap-up and Adjourn
• Public comment