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  • Mostly just a story of experience and where we’re headed
  • Invasive Species Hilton Head 02-09 2010

    1. 1. Capacity challenges and addressing Aquatic Invasive Species in Washington State Jeff Adams Marine Water Quality Specialist & Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator 360-337-4169 [email_address]
    2. 2. Washington Sea Grant serving the Northwest since 1968 http://wsg.washington.edu/ <ul><li>Housed in the University of Washington College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>24 staff manage research and education activities, offer marine advisory services and operate full communications shop </li></ul><ul><li>676 academic, government, tribal, nonprofit, international, business and private partners in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Separate from the Land Grant institution (Washington State University) </li></ul>Jeff Adams Washington Sea Grant jaws@uw.edu 360-337-4619
    3. 3. Washington Geography and AIS <ul><li>Puget Sound </li></ul><ul><ul><li>large population </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>international border </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>large ports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>recreation boating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>significant aquaculture industry </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Outer Coast </li></ul><ul><ul><li>natural migration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>aquaculture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>recreation </li></ul></ul>Jeff Adams Washington Sea Grant jaws@uw.edu 360-337-4619
    4. 4. Washington Geography and AIS <ul><li>Columbia Basin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>agriculture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>recreation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>shipping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>shared state/international borders </li></ul></ul>Jeff Adams Washington Sea Grant jaws@uw.edu 360-337-4619
    5. 5. AIS identified as a priority in Washington <ul><li>Puget Sound Action Agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Washington Sea Grant Strategic Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Biennial Science Work Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Washington Invasive Species Council </li></ul>Jeff Adams Washington Sea Grant jaws@uw.edu 360-337-4619
    6. 6. Who’s working on AIS? <ul><li>WA Aquatic Nuisance Species Committee members </li></ul><ul><li>Ballast Water Workgroup </li></ul><ul><li>Tunicate Advisory Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Washington Invasive Species Council members </li></ul><ul><li>Tribes </li></ul><ul><li>Local natural resource departments </li></ul><ul><li>Researchers </li></ul><ul><li>many more but what’s getting done </li></ul>Jeff Adams Washington Sea Grant jaws@uw.edu 360-337-4619
    7. 7. WSG’s history with AIS <ul><li>West Coast Marine Invasive Species Team (MIST) </li></ul><ul><li>European green crabs </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum and publications </li></ul><ul><li>Ballast Water Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Tunicates </li></ul><ul><li>Marine Water Quality hire with AIS experience and interests </li></ul>Jeff Adams Washington Sea Grant jaws@uw.edu 360-337-4619 Janna Nichols
    8. 8. Challenges <ul><li>Losing Ballast Water Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Currently ~¼ FTE for AIS coordination </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination with Land Grant </li></ul><ul><li>Funding challenges statewide </li></ul>Jeff Adams Washington Sea Grant jaws@uw.edu 360-337-4619 Tools <ul><li>Interest in pursuing AIS FTE </li></ul><ul><li>Using students and volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Participating in partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul>
    9. 9. Jeff Adams WA Sea Grant jaws@uw.edu 360-337-4619 Thank you!

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