Friday March 15, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM CDT
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Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center 
2630 Fanta Reed Road
La Crosse, WI

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9:00 – 9:30    Welcome and Introductions 

9:30 – 10:00  Status of Asian Carp in the Upper Mississippi River Basin and Wisconsin's Inland Waterbodies  -  Byron Karns

10:10 – 11:00 Risk Analysis for Asian Carps with Special Reference to Mississippi River Tributaries in Wisconsin -  Michael Hoff, US Fish and Wildlife Service 

11:00 – 11:30   Current Research: Surveillance Research including eDNA and Microbial Source Tracking & Asian Carp Control Research (physical, biological and chemical) -Jon Amberg, United States Geological Survey,  Mark Gaikowski, United States Geological Survey

Lunch & Tour of the UMESC      

12:45 – 1:15   Policy & Enforcement: The Lacey Act, Wisconsin's Invasive Species Regulations, and Wisconsin's Efforts to Prevent Illegal Transport.  Special Agent Gary Jagodzinski, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Mindy Wilkinson, Wisconsin DNR, Ted Dremmel, Wisconsin DNR

1:15 – 1:30  Aquaculture Best Management Practices and the Importance of Stakeholders – Ron Johnson, University of Wisconsin Extension

1:30 – 1:45  Outreach & EducationThe Wisconsin AIS Partnership  - Bob Wakeman, WDNR

1:45 – 2:00  Monitoring Efforts in Wisconsin’s waters – Ron Benjamin, WDNR

2:15 – 3:30 Facilitated Discussion:  Identifying Gaps in Our Collective Efforts


$10.00; Includes lunch.  Tour of the UMESC being offered to the first 50 to register for the tour.   


Laura MacFarland 
River Alliance of Wisconsin 
608-257-2424 x110 

Wisconsin Asian Carp Summit 

You are invited to join representatives from federal and state agencies, research institutions, local river groups, and sportsmens' organizations to discuss Wisconsin's preparedness for the arrival of Asian Carp.  While much attention has been given to the Chicago canal system and the Great Lakes, carp are arriving through the backdoor via the Mississippi River and, potentially, over our highways.  Join us in a discussion to ensure that we all are doing our part to prevent, control, and mitigate their arrival here in Wisconsin.     



  • Discuss the current status of Asian carp in the Mississippi River Basin and Wisconsin's inland waters,
  • Discuss the potential implications of Asian carp becoming established in Wisconsin's inland lakes and rivers,
  • Learn about current approaches to protect Wisconsin's waters by state and federal agencies,
  • Identify gaps in our collective efforts, and
  • Increase public awareness about the threat posed by Asian carp and current efforts to stop their spread. 
Brought to you by the River Alliance of Wisconsin,
Friends of the Lower Wisconsin Riverway, The Friends of the Black River,
Lower Chippewa River Alliance, and the St. Croix River Association.