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Agenda: Connecticut River Pilot Core Team Meeting 07-25-2014

Agenda, Handouts and Presentation for July 25th Core Team Meeting in Hadley, Massachusetts from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Connecticut River Pilot Core Team Meeting in

Hadley, Massachusetts

July 25, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

To view the full core team meeting as a WebEx recording, click here.

Notes/Summary from Meeting

TimeAgenda ItemsLinks to Related ContentWebinar Section Start Time

Quick updates  (Nancy McGarigal)

  • Preliminary results from team member questionnaire
  • August meeting date (change?)
  • Upcoming presentations on pilot project 
Survey Results 00:00

Terrestrial/Wetlands subteam update (Scott Schwenk)

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10:20 Aquatics subteam update (David Perkins) 


Subteam Update Discussion



Q&A session with UMASS (Kevin McGarigal) to address some frequently asked questions. At the end the floor will be open for any additional questions the team may have.

  1. How do IEI and TNC Resliency compare and contrast?
  2. What does the top x% of the core area selection mean exactly?
  3. What are the tradeoffs between using a top x % slice of the core area selection index versus an algorithmic approach to create core areas?
  4. How will we ensure well-distributed core areas across the watershed? (HUC 8s are recommended)
  5. How are we going to combine/display/represent both the aquatic and terrestrial/wetlands core areas?
  6. How are we going to display the landscape within and outside the core areas (a tiered versus continuous representation of values)?

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1. 47:00

2. 1:23:45


3.  1:35:30


4. 2:01:00


5. 2:10:30


6. discussed in part during answer to question 3

11:40 Brief preview of next steps regarding corridors and linkages (Kevin McGarigal) [skipped for time]
12:00 Break
12:15 Terrestrial/Wetlands and Aquatics subteam breakout sessions (topics will tier off of last conf calls)
Webinar log-in information (please note the phone call in number too) for the initial full group session:

Topic: CT River pilot core team meeting 
Date: Friday, July 25, 2014 
Time: 9:30 am, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00) 
Meeting Number: 746 321 520 
Meeting Password: 123 
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Teleconference Number: 866-762-5634 

Participant Passcode: 5866227 

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For the aquatic subteam break out session after break, here is the call-in information: 

phone: 866-703-6141
participant passcode: 7242137#

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