2012 NANFA Convention

Sept 13-16, 2012

Salt Fork State Park, Eastern Ohio

Male Redside Dace Macochee Creek 9Jun2011 (Brian Zimmerman)

Convention Schedule
Thursday September 13
12:00 noon - 5:00 pmSampling at Lowell Dam and Electrofishing and Trawling Demonstration Directions to meeting point to the rightLink for Google Maps
5:00 pm - 7:00 pmTravel to Salt Fork Lodge and Dinner on your own
7:00 pm - 10:00 pmIntroduction to the 2012 Convention and an update on the  Fishes of Ohio Inventory and Distribution Project by OSUM Museum Staff
10:00 pm - ???Hospitality Room
Friday September 14
8:30 am - 8:50 amIntroduction and WelcomeBrian Zimmerman
8:50 am - 10:10 amSpeakers and Presentations “Biological Stream Monitoring in Ohio”
Holly Tucker Ohio EPA

"Type Localities in Georgia and Icthyhistory in your home state" Michael Wolfe

"Sturgeon, Logperch and Trout, Oh my! A Conservation Overview from the Tennessee Aquarium"
Kathlina Alford TN Aquarium

"Overview of Ohio's Scenic Rivers Program"
Bob Gable Ohio Scenic Rivers program manager
10:10 am - 10:40Morning Break
10:40 am - 12:00 noonSpeakers and Presentations "Improve it and They Will Come"
John Navarro Ohio Division of Wildlife

"Evolutionary Conservation Genetics of Tonguetied Minnow (Exoglossum laurae)" Kenneth J. Oswald

"Rediscovery of an Ohio Fish Species of Special Concern in the Mainstem of the Maumee River in Northwestern Ohio" Nate Tessler

"Field Days with Milton Trautman" Don Gartman

12:00 noon - 1:30 pmLunch Break (on your own)
1:30 pm - 2:50 pmSpeakers and Presentations "Population survey and conservation genetics of the flame chub (Hemitremia flammea)"
Kathlina Alford TN Aquarium

“Reintroducing a federally endangered species to Ohio - the Northern Riffleshell Mussel”
Tom Waters Ohio State University

"Overview of ORSANCO’s biological monitoring programs"

"Update and Overview of Fishes of Minnesota"
Konrad Schmidt AC Co-Editor
2:50 pm - 3:10 pmAfternoon Break
3:10 pm - 4:30 pmSpeakers and Presentations

"Jumping in the water catching stuff, some of us never grow up.  Breeding natives, looking at egg and fry development and now field work in Michigan's most polluted River" Bob Muller

“Crayfish Diversity” Roger Thoma

“Aquatic Biodiversity Conservation and Implications for Human Health” Mike Sandel

“The 2013 NANFA Convention in Kentucky”
Josh Blaylock
4:30 pm - 5:30 pmBreak before Dinner
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmBanquet and Video PresentationBanquet Menu
"It Takes a Village: Beneficial Interactions Among North American Fish Communities" produced by Todd Crail
7:30 pm - ???NANFA Auction and Fund Raiser
Saturday September 15
8:00 am - 4:00 pmMeet and Leave for Field Trips
(bring a lunch)
Float Trip on the Walhonding River
Alternative Trip offered to same general area
4:00 pm - 8:00 pmReturn to Lodge and Dinner on your own
8:00 pm - 10:00 pmScenic Rivers Documentary Movie
10:00 pm - ???Hospitality Room
Sunday September 16
8:00 am - 4:00 pmMeet and Leave for Small Group Field Trips
(5 options available)
Wakatomika Creek and Licking River drainages
Flushing Escarpment Streams North
Flushing Escarpment Streams South
Scioto River Drainage
Killbuck Creek Drainage
No further Convention activities at the conclusion of the Small Group Field Trips

For additional information, if you would like to volunteer, or you have other questions, please contact me :

Brian Zimmerman :: 330-417-9476