US Fish & Wildlife Service

 

Date of this Version

2-9-2011

Citation

Harvest Management Working Group 2010 Annual Meeting Report, November 29 - December 2, 2010 New Orleans, Louisiana

Abstract

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 BACKGROUND 4

2 REPORTS FROM PARTNERS 4
2.1 Atlantic Flyway (Min Huang and Bryan Swift) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
2.2 Mississippi Flyway (Guy Zenner and Larry Reynolds) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2.3 Central Flyway (Mark Vrtiska and Josh Richardson) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....8
2.4 Pacific Fkyway (Dan Yparraguirre and Jon Runge) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
2.5 Zones and Splits (Jim Kelley) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

3 ASSESSMENT UPDATES 11
3.1 Scaup (Scott Boomer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
3.2 Black Duck (Pat Devers) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
3.3 Summary of progress on teal assessment (Kathy Fleming) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
3.4 An evaluation of mid-continent mallard AHM sub-model performance (Scott Boomer and Nathan Zimpfer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
3.5 Eastern mallard AHM model assessment (Guthrie Zimmerman, Bryan Swift, Min Huang, Pat Devers) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
3.6 Continental banding needs assessment (Nathan Zimpfer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

4 TECHNICAL PROGRESS TOWARDS INTEGRATED DECISION FRAMEWORKS 14
4.1 Integrating harvest and habitat management for North American waterfowl: a prototype for Northern Pintail (Brady Mattsson, M.C. Runge, J.H. Devries, G.S. Boomer, J.M. Eadie, D.A. Haukos, J.P. Fleskes, D.N. Koons, W.E. Thogmartin, and R.J. Clark) . . . . . . . . . 14
4.2 Black Duck: integrating habitat and population dynamics (Pat Devers, Mark Gloutney, Rod Brook, Dan McAuley, Min Huang, Eric Reed, John Coluccy, Guthrie Zimmerman, Conor McGowan, Brady Mattsson) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
4.3 Using structured decision-making to develop a comprehensive decision framework for scaup conservation (Jane E. Austin, G. Scott Boomer, James E. Lyons, Robert G. Clark, David W. Howerter, Stuart M. Slattery, Mark D. Kone ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

5 FUTURE CHALLENGES AND DOUBLE LOOP LEARNING 16
5.1 Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the Issuance of Annual Regulations Permitting the Hunting of Migratory Birds (Bob Trost) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
5.2 AHM and the NAWMP Revision: where do we go from here? (Fred Johnson) . . . . . . . . . 16
5.3 AHM and multiple objectives: where do we want to be on the shoulder? (Mike Runge) . . . . 17

6 DEVELOPING A STRATEGY FOR THE FUTURE OF AHM 17
6.1 Harvest Management Working Group Terms of Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
6.2 Harvest Management Working Group Terms Priorities and Plans for 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . 18

ATTACHMENTS 19

2010 Harvest Management Working Group Meeting Agenda 19

Harvest Management Working Group Terms of Reference 21

Draft SEIS Issues and Alternatives 23

2011 Harvest Management Working Group Priorities 24

Harvest Management Working Group Members 25

2010 Harvest Management Working Group Meeting Participants 29



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