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Symposium Schedule

Translating Knowledge into Action: A Symposium connecting stakeholders and researchers within the Androscoggin and Kennebec watersheds 

Thursday, November 17, 2011
Daggett Lounge, Thorne Hall

8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration and light breakfast 
Photo credit: Alicia Heyburn
9:00-9:45 a.m. Keynote Panel

Welcome and Introduction
Jack Witham
, President, Kennebec Estuary Land Trust
John Lichter, Samuel S. Butcher Associate Professor of Natural Sciences, Departments of Biology and Environmental Studies  [video screen capture of presentation]
Getting off the couch for the Fishes, it's not what you know it's what you do
Andrew Fisk
, Executive Director, Connecticut River Watershed Council  [video screen capture of presentation]

9:45-10:30 a.m. Session I: Connecting nearshore to freshwater fisheries

Moderator: Theo Willis
, University of Southern Maine [audio capture of presentation]
Ted Ames, Founder, Penobscot East Resource Center [audio capture of presentation]
Nate Gray, Department of Marine Resources  [audio capture of presentation]

10:30-10:45 a.m. Break

10:45-11:30 a.m. Session II: Quality of Place: Connecting rivers to economies

Moderator: David Vail
, Professor Emeritus, Bowdoin College, Board Member, Maine Center for Economic Policy
Scott Stone, President, Upper Androscoggin Anglers Alliance: Regional Tourism  [audio of presentation]
Michael Duguay, Director of Development, City of AugustaPhoto credit: Alicia Heyburn: Edwards Dam Removal  [video screen capture of presentation]

11:30-12:15 p.m. Session III: Water quality, restoration and fish passage

Moderator: Bev Johnson
, Associate Professor of Geology, Bates College
Alex Abbott, GIS Contractor, US Fish & Wildlife: Barrier Survey [video screen capture of presentation]
Dave Courtemanch, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Water Quality Assessment: Maine's Water Classification Law  [video screen capture of presentation]

12:15-1:00 p.m. Lunch, Daggett Lounge

1:00-2:00 p.m. Closing Panel: Lessons Learned: Sustainable Partnerships- Researchers and Stakeholders 

Modertor: Karen Wilson, University of Southern Maine, Member Sustainability Solutions Partner team; Research Coordinator, Diadromous Species Restoration Research Network (DSRRN) 
Laura Rose Day, Penobscot River Restoration Trust [audio capture of presentation]
Dale Finseth, Kennebec County Soil & Water Conservation District: Kennebec River Initiative [audio capture of presentation]
Josh Royte, The Nature Conservancy, Maine Chapter: Penobscot River Restoration

2:00-2:30 p.m. Discussion and Next Steps