State of the Strait Conference
November 2, 2011
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan

The theme of the 2011 State of the State Conference was "Use of Remote Sensing and GIS to Better Manage the Huron-Erie Corridor". The conference was held on November 2, 2011 at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan.


08:00-09:00REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS
09:00-09:05Introductory Remarks
Steve Francoeur, Eastern Michigan University
09:00-09:15Opening and Welcome
Susan Martin, President, Eastern Michigan University
09:15-09:45Keynote Address - Technologies for better decisions in the Huron-Erie corridor
Russell Kreis, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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SESSION #1:
09:45-10:05Stopover sites of migratory birds in the western Lake Erie basin, Ohio and Michigan: a GIS analysis
David Ewert, The Nature Conservancy
August Froelich, The Nature Conservancy
10:05-10:40COFFEE BREAK AND POSTER VIEWING
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SESSION #2
10:40-11:00Developing spatially-explicit models to guide conservation of diving ducks during migration
Brendan Shirkey, Michigan State University
David Luukkonen, Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Scott Winterstein, Michigan State University
11:00-11:20Innovative techniques to map Phragmites and wetlands in the Lake St. Clair watershed
Robb Macleod, Ducks Unlimited
Rob Paige, Ducks Unlimited
11:20-11:40Mapping invasive Phragmites with satellite imaging radar in the coastal Great Lakes
Laura L. Bourgeau-Chavez, Michigan Tech Research Institute
Kirk A. Scarbrough, Michigan Tech Research Institute
Liza K. Jenkins, Michigan Tech Research Institute
Colin N. Brooks, Michigan Tech Research Institute
Richard B. Powell, Michigan Tech Research Institute
Elizabeth Banda, Michigan Tech Research Institute
Zach Laubach, Michigan Tech Research Institute
Kevin Riordan, General Dynamics
Martha L. Carlson Mazur, U.S. Geological Survey
Kurt Kowalski, U.S. Geological Survey
11:40-12:00Development of remote sensing methods for detection of invasive wetland plants
Yichun Xie, Eastern Michigan University
Bill Welsh, Eastern Michigan University
Anbing Zhang, Eastern Michigan University
Eugene Jaworksi, Eastern Michigan University
12:00-13:40LUNCH
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SESSION #3
13:40-14:00Remote sensing and GIS-facilitated biological monitoring of DRIWR wetlands
Bill Welsh, Eastern Michigan University
Kristi Judd, Eastern Michigan University
Yichun Xie, Eastern Michigan University
Steve Francoeur, Eastern Michigan University
Eugene Jaworksi, Eastern Michigan University
Gary Hannan, Eastern Michigan University
Anbing Zhang, Eastern Michigan University
14:00-14:20Using GIS to identify potential fish spawning habitat remediation areas in the Huron-Erie corridor
David Bennion, U.S. Geological Survey
14:20-14:40Using remote Sensing and GIS tools to model and prioritize a Natural Heritage system
Tom Dufour, Essex Region Conservation Authority
Roger Palmini, Essex Region Conservation Authority
14:40-15:15COFFEE BREAK AND POSTER VIEWING
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SESSION #4
15:15-15:35Using technology to quantify storm water benefits of green infrastructure
Amy Mangus, SEMCOG
15:35-15:55Managing water quality data in the Huron-Erie corridor
Charles R. Bristol, Bristol Technical Services, Inc.
Sean Savage, Geographic Information Systems, Inc.
Gary White, Macomb County Health Department
15:55-16:10CLOSING REMARKS
Luca Cargnelli, Environment Canada
16:10-17:00RECEPTION



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University of Windsor