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The 48th Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration
Program Coordinators' Meeting
Southeast Region

PRELIMINARY AGENDA

DRAFT AGENDA AS OF 01-28-2018

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Monday – March 18th

 

8:00 am – 5:00 pm  Project Leaders Course – Ryan Oster, WSFR-HQ Training Branch (Announcement & Info) (InterContinental Hotel: Leeward Room)

 

2:00 – 5:00 pm         Registration (InterContinental Hotel: Lobby)

 

5:30 – 8:00 pm         Opening Session and Welcome Social (InterContinental Hotel: Boardwalk Room)

 

8:00 – 11:00 pm        Networking Room (InterContinental Hotel: Surfside Room)

 

Tuesday – March 19th

 

7:00 – 8:00 am    Registration (InterContinental Hotel: Lobby)

 

Location: InterContinental Hotel: Atlantic Ballroom (unless otherwise stated)

 

8:00 – 8:15 am    Welcome and Housekeeping – Dr. Wilfredo Falcón, WSFR Program Coordinator, Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental 

                              Resources (PR-DNER)

 

8:15 – 8:30 am    Welcome to Puerto Rico – Hon. Tania Vázquez, Secretary, PR-DNER

 

8:30 – 8:50 am    Extraordinary Partnerships in the Southeast Region through the WSFR Program – Dr. Leo Miranda, Regional Director, USFWS – 

                              Southeast Region

 

8:50 – 9:20 am    Perspectives from USFWS/WSFR Program/Washington Headquarters – Mr. Paul Rauch, Assistant Director, USFWS Washington D.C.

 

9:20 – 10:00 am   Updates from USFWS/WSFR Regional Program Chief – Mr. Mike Piccirilli, WSFR Chief, Southeast Region

 

10:00 -10:15 am   Break (InterContinental Hotel: Atlantic Foyer)

 

10:15 – 11:30 am   Recurrent and Emerging Audit Issues (e.g., Budget, In-kind Contributions, Waived Indirect Costs, Designation of Contract vs.

                               Sub-recipient; 2CFR 200 Topic Review) – Ryan Oster, WSFR-HQ Training Branch

                         

11:30 – 1:00 pm    Lunch (on your own)

 

1:00 – 1:45 pm      Impacts of Hurricanes Maria and Irma on Fish and Wildlife Resources of Puerto Rico [Speaker, PR-DNER]

 

1:45 – 2:45 pm     Recurrent and Emerging Audit Issues, cont. (Eligible Costs, etc.) –  Ryan Oster, WSFR-HQ Training Branch

 

2:45 – 3:00 pm    Break (InterContinental Hotel: Atlantic Foyer)

 

3:00 – 3:30 pm    50 CFR 80 Status of Current Changes and Other WSFR Policy Updates – [Speaker, Affiliation, TBD]

 

3:30 – 4:30 pm    State Coordinators’ Session – Mr.Mike Piccirilli, WSFR Chief, Southeast Region

 

5:00 – 7:00 pm     Dinner (on your own)

 

7:00 – 10:00 pm   Networking Room (InterContinental Hotel: Surfside Room)

 

Wednesday – March 20th

 

Location: InterContinental Hotel: Atlantic Ballroom (unless otherwise stated)

 

8:00 – 8:15 am     Welcome and Housekeeping – Dr.Wilfredo Falcón, WSFR Program Coordinator, PR-DNER

 

8:15 – 9:00 am     Impacts of Hurricanes Maria and Irma on Fish and Wildlife Resources of the Virgin Islands [Speaker, Affiliation, TBD]

 

9:00 –   9:30 am   TRACS Enhancement Status and Training – Ryan Oster, WSFR-HQ Training Branch

 

9:30 – 10:15 am    WSFR Training Module: Developing an Equipment Use Rate – Ryan Oster, WSFR-HQ Training Branch

 

10:15 – 10:30 am   Break (InterContinental Hotel: Atlantic Foyer)

 

10:30 -11:30 am    WSFR Training Module: Program Income Using Cost Share – Ryan Oster, WSFR-HQ Training Branch

 

11:30 – 1:00 pm      Lunch (on your own)

 

1:00 – 3:30 pm        WSFR Coordinators Break Out Sessions:

 

2:15 – 2:30 pm         Break (InterContinental Hotel: Atlantic Foyer)

 

     WR/SWG Session Leader: WSFR Wildlife Branch – Diana Swan-Pinion, Branch Chief   

(InterContinental Hotel: Summit Room)

  • P-R FY19 Apportionment and New WR Topics & Issues: Program Income and Beyond
  • Hunter Education: Updates and Topics
  • Shooting for . . . Eligible Costs
  • SWG/SWG Competitive: Updates and Changes
  • Grants Management Kitchen Sink
  • R3 Initiatives & Issues

 

     SFR Session Leader: WSFR Sport Fish Branch – Marilyn Lawal, Branch Chief

(InterContinental Hotel: Leeward Room)

  • Florida Largemouth Bass and other State activities – Stasey Whichel, FL-FWCC
  • States Organization for Boating Access (SOBA) Update – Lorene Reid, GA-DNR
  • Freshwater/Marine Split; Boating Access; Planning for a new 5-year cycle, and others – WSFR Fiscal Branch
  • Updates on Small Grant Programs (BIG, CVA, and Coastal Wetlands) – SFR Branch Staff –Scott Meister, Scott White and Jim Duffy
  • NMFS Compliance
  • Other SFR Program Issues, Q&A

 

     Fiscal Session Leader: WSFR Fiscal Branch– Sherry Martin, Branch Chief

(InterContinental Hotel: Wildward Room)

  • ASAP (Correcting Federal Cash Overdraws; Grant Liquidation Timeline)
  • Sub-Recipients (Risk Assessments – Can you use FWS risk assessment form?; Entering FFATA required     data for Sub-Recipients into FSRS – Demonstration)
  • SF-425 (Recipient Share; Program Income)
  • Indirect Costs (Annual submission schedule; Temporary rate while waiting for approval?; Applying in multi-year grant)
  • Freshwater/Marine Split; Boating Access – Planning for a new 5-year cycle; and others
  • Safety Margin Presentation

 

4:00 pm                     Depart Hotel for Planned Activity (InterContinental Hotel: Lobby)

 

5:00 – 9:00 pm         Tour and Dinner (El Morro/Cuartel de Ballajá, Old San Juan; to be confirmed)

 

9:00 -10:30 pm         Networking Room (InterContinental Hotel: Surfside Room)

 

ThursdayMarch 21st

 

Location: InterContinental Hotel: Atlantic Ballroom (unless otherwise stated)

 

8:00 – 8:15 am          Welcome and Housekeeping – Dr.Wilfredo Falcón, WSFR Program Coordinator, PR-DNER

 

8:15 – 9:00 am          Breakout Session Re-caps:

  • Wildlife/SWG Session, SFR Session, Fiscal Session – Diana Swan, Marilyn Lawal and Sherry Martin

 

9:00 – 9:30 am         WSFR Program’s Grant Award Processes – Marilyn Lawal, Diana Swan-Pinion, and Sherry Martin

 

9:30 – 9:45 am         Break (InterContinental Hotel: Atlantic Foyer)

 

9:45 – 10:30 am       Update on Land Chapters & Other Land-Related Issues – Alex Coley, WSFR – Southeast Region

 

10:30 – 11:00 am      FAC Working Group Report – Matt Thomas, GA-DNR

 

11:00 – 11:30 am       2016 National Survey Overview

 

11:30 – 1:00 pm         Lunch (on your own)

 

1:00 – 1:45 pm           WSFR Successes in Puerto Rico – Ms.Damaris Delgado, Bureau Director, PR-DNER

 

1:45 – 2:45 pm           Recruitment, Retention, and Re-activation (R3) Initiatives in the Southeast – State Panel, Diana Swan, Randy Spencer

                                     FWS/WSFR and State Coordinators]

 

2:45 – 3:15 pm           Meeting Wrap-Up and Final Q&A – Mike Piccirilli, WSFR Program Chief

 

3:15 – 4:15 pm            Planning for 2020 WSFR Coordinators Meeting –PRDNER, South Carolina, and USFWS