Planning & Executing Successful Rotenone & Antimycin Projects
|Addresse||Old Main Hill|
|At||Utah State University|
DESCRIPTION The 4½ day training course stresses public involvement, safety, planning and new application restrictions and techniques and safety from the AFS Rotenone SOP Manual. The course was developed to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reregistration requirements that rely on the label and standard operating procedures for the piscicides rotenone & antimycin. The course uses classroom lectures, laboratory and field exercises, participant presentations, classroom discussions, and quizzes on the content as instructional methods. The course was developed and is taught by the two senior authors of the AFS Rotenone SOP Manual. Topics include: soliciting public involvement; fisheries management/conservation plans; piscicide strategies; species sensitivities to piscicides; proper safety equipment; piscicide and potassium permanganate chemistry and toxicology; reading and following labels and MSDSs; interesting project case histories; planning and project plans; crisis management strategies; and characteristics of successful projects.
The participants perform laboratory, field and planning exercises during the course including performing toxicity tests on the two piscicides and the deactivating agent at realistic concentrations, performing calculations to determine amount of piscicide needed to treat flowing and standing waters, constructing and operating piscicide delivery and deactivation equipment, and developing public involvement, application, deactivation, safety and monitoring plans. Participants receive a copy of the new AFS Rotenone SOP Manual (written by the instructors), and successful completion of a final exam will give the participant a certificate of completion. ATTENDANCE Biologists, technicians, and mangers that apply, manage or administer project budgets and personnel or deal with public communications on rotenone or antimycin projects.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS The class has been accredited for continuing education hours in state Qualified Applicator License/Certificate programs. If interested, please contact Brian Finlayson (see below) for more information. The course has also been approved for Professional Development Quality Points by the American Fisheries Society Continuing Education Committee. COURSE OBJECTIVES Develop strategies for projects that reflect sensitivities of target species, characteristics of the chemicals and influencing environmental conditions; Develop plans for public involvement, application, neutralization, monitoring, and safety; Develop strategies that deal positively and effectively with unanticipated events; Implement application and deactivation techniques that minimize environmental impacts; Explain product label and MSDS requirements and how these affect use; Characterize effects on target and non-target organisms and environmental fate of the chemicals; Understand the need and techniques available for involving the public during the planning process; and Describe key environmental laws, regulations, and processes and how these affect use.
*When: May 14-18, 2018 *Where: Utah State University, Logan Length: 5 days Tuition: $1,200 ($1,100 AFS members) Registration: Registration opening soon.
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