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Presentations and Agenda

FWC and Federal Partners

Time Presentations
9:00

Welcome. Ron Mezich, FWC

9:05

Update on 2019 Marine Turtle Nesting Season in Florida. Luciano Soares, FWC

9:35

Update on Florida's Sea Turtle Stranding Trends. Corey Lloyd, FWC

9:50

Rehabilitation Update. Meghan Koperski, FWC

10:05

FWC Web-based Reporting. Tonya Long, FWC

10:20

FWC Marine Debris Program. Jennifer McGee, FWC

10:30

Break

10:45

Beach Mice and Shorebirds. Emily Evans, FWC

11:05

Sea Turtle Updates from the Federal Side: NOAA and USFWS. Barbara Schroeder, NOAA and Ann Marie Lauritsen, USFWS

11:25

NW Florida Coastal Happenings. Patty Kelly, USFWS NW Florida Field Office

11:40

Rebuilding Tyndall with Coastal Resiliency Considerations. Melanie Kaeser, USFWS Tyndall AFB

11:55

Questions from Morning Session

12:00

Lunch

1:30

Wildlife Alert. Captain Travis Franklin, FWC Law Enforcement

1:45

Panhandle Nesting Beaches. Meg Lamont and Ray Carthy, UF/USGS

2:05

Gulf World Sea Turtle Programs. Lauren Albrittain, Gulf World Marine Park

2:15

Sea Turtle Conservation and Coastal Park Management in Florida. Lauren Barr, Aaron Crews, Katie Slattery, Thomas Ankersen, UF College of Law Conservation Clinic and Gary Appelson, STC

2:30

Gulf Islands National Seashore Programs. Jennifer Manis, Gulf Islands National Seashore

2:45

Status and Future of Light Pollution Management on Florida Beaches: Results of a Strategic Planning Workshop. Cynthia J. Lagueux (ACCSTR), Robbin N. Trindell (FWC), Cathi L. Campbell (ACCSTR), Alan B. Bolten (ACCSTR), and Karen A. Bjorndal (ACCSTR)

2:55

Questions for afternoon session

3:00

Break

FWC = Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

USFWS = U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

NOAA = National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration

UF = University of Florida

USGS = U.S. Geological Survey

STC = Sea Turtle Conservancy

ACCSTR = Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research