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​​Special Technical Sessions

April 18, 2018 ~ 4:45-5:45 pm

Agenda subject to change.

Updates to Wisconsin's Waterway and Wetland Regulations - Wednesday, 4:45-5:45 pm

This session will provide an update on state waterway and wetland regulations. Topics that will be discussed include dredging, shoreline erosion control, and improvements to Wisconsin’s wetland indicator layer, among other things. This session will also provide an opportunity to ask questions related to state waterway and wetland permitting.

Presenter: Amanda Minks, Water Regulations and Zoning Specialist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

When "Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers" isn't Enough: Wisconsin DNR's Boat, Gear and Equipment Decontamination and Disinfection Manual Code - Wednesday, 4:45-5:45 pm

Clean Boats, Clean Waters Watercraft Inspection survey results indicate that 77% of boaters clean equipment using these standard steps: Inspect, Remove, Drain, and Never Move. While these methods may be sufficient for the general public, water programs in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources follow a more rigorous protocol: the Boat, Gear, and Equipment Decontamination and Disinfection Manual Code. These procedures were recently revised to be more effective for all aquatic invasive species and also to apply to Department agents, which could include grant sponsors, contractors, and some permittees. This presentation will describe the Code’s requirements and applicability with time for questions.

Presenter: Maureen Ferry, Statewide Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

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