Level II Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Training
The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission and its 100th Meridian Initiative partners are announcing and sponsoring Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Trainings.
February 7-8 Lake Mead (CLASS IS FULL)
February 28 - 3/1 Lake Pleasant, Phoenix, AZ
April 11 – 12 Lake Mead, NV (CLASS IS FULL)
May 9-10 Sonora, CA (Bureau of Reclamation)
Openings are limited!!! Availability will close when class becomes full.
Trainer: “Quagga D” Davis
This two-day intensive, hands-on Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination training for QZM and Other AIS requires homework prior to attending the class. Download and read Chapters 1-5, answer Chapter review questions and bring to class.
The western curriculum is designed for those individuals currently, or soon to become, active in a Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination program for their respective agencies, organizations or businesses.
Inspection and Decontamination trainings are delivered over two days (12–14 hours). The training focuses on actual field inspections of various types of vessels, which may or may not be contaminated with Quagga mussels and will entail decontamination procedures according to the Uniform Minimum Protocols and Standards for Watercraft Interception Programs for Dreissenid Mussels in the Western United States (UMPS III).
To be trained in decontamination, students must participate in all sessions (approximately 5 hours including demonstrate practical skills and knowledge).
The training will include:
1) Review of Western Curriculum with slideshows:
2) Additional Inspection practice
3) Triggers for Decontamination
4) Types of Decontamination and Step-By-Step Decontamination Procedures
5) Working knowledge of boat anatomy, form and function
(Go to http://www.westernais.org/register-for-training for more information.
TO REGISTER: If you are interested in attending or sending someone to this class, please register online at http://www.westernais.org/register-for-training, or contact “QuaggaD” Davis at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (702) 236-3814.
COST: Training is provided ‘free of charge’ to attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are responsible for their own travel expenses. The class size is restricted to 10–12 people.
These trainings do cost money and it is important that we fill all available openings. Please try to make sure that when you sign up for the class that you are able to attend so that we do not end up paying for empty seats that could be used by others.
For registration approval of agencies requesting multiple staff to attend, a deposit may be required and non-refundable upon cancellation. Please check with trainer before registering.
The course is certified by 100th Meridian member agencies and successful graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion. All students must receive a passing score of 80% or better on the final written exam to pass the class.