Michigan is engaged on all fronts to prevent Asian carp from establishing populations in the state. The scientific, policy, legal, and education tools being applied to toward this end will be summarized. Federal, state, local, and non-governmental initiatives will be outlined, as will reasons for concern about an invasion. Join David Clapp, Michigan Department of Natural Resources; and Lisa Brush, of The Stewardship Network, for this informative upcoming webcast!
David Clapp - David will be joining us for this month's webcast. David is the Director of the DNR Fisheries Research Station in Charelvoix, MI. He received his B.S. in Natural Resources and his M.S. in Resource Ecology, both from the University of Michigan.
Lisa Brush - Lisa is the Executive Director of The Stewardship Network. Lisa has been leading collaborative conservation initiatives in the nonprofit environmental sector for over two decades. In her role as co-founder and Executive Director of The Stewardship Network she has engaged thousands of professionals and volunteers in identifying community and conservation needs of the 21st century and determining strategic support The Network can provide. She has managed and overseen grant projects from federal and state agencies, as well as family and private foundations. She has been involved in all aspects of organizational management including foundation/agency relationships, grant based project funding, budget tracking, contract negotiation, implementation, accountability, project reporting and staff and board development. Lisa has facilitated strategic planning sessions, focus groups, citizen task forces, community visioning sessions, and public involvement and feedback meetings with groups ranging in size from four to four hundred. Lisa emphasizes tried and true in-person methods of bringing people together augmented by the use of cutting edge online technology. Lisa serves on numerous boards of directors, has a BA in Science in Society from Wesleyan University, an MS from University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment, and is a graduate of Michigan State University's Great Lakes Leadership Academy.