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WRAP Board: Meetings & Calls

September 13-14, 2006, Whitefish, MT

Meeting Documents:

Wednesday, September 13
8:00 am

Call to Order
Steve Owens, State of Arizona
Lloyd Irvine, Confederated Tribes of Salish and Kootenai

  • Welcome to Montana, Richard Opper
  • Welcome Hawaii to WRAP PDF
  • Introduction of Lewis McLeod, WRAP Co-Director, NTEC
  • Agenda Review

Welcome to glacier and general introduction to air quality issues in Glacier
Jack Potter, Chief
Science and Natural Resources, Glacier National Park


Air quality issues in Glacier and other relevant regions of the West PDF (2.8 MB) or PPT (7.1 MB)
Chris Shaver, Chief
Air Resources Division, National Park Service


Climate change impacts to Glacier and other mountainous regions PDF (5.5 MB) or PPT (5.4 MB)
Dan Fagre, Research Ecologist
USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, Glacier Field Station


Incorporating climate change mitigation and adaptation into Glacier's environmental management plan PDF or PPT
Leigh Welling, Director
Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center, Glacier National Park


Break / Prepare for Field Trip


Depart Grouse Mountain Lodge for Park

  • 1st stop: Trail of the Cedars. Short walk, eat lunches (provided)
  • 2nd stop: Short stop at "The Loop"
  • Proceed to Logan Pass. Hike to Hidden Lake Overlook
    (1 hour and 45 min round trip hike).
  • Return to Grouse Mtn Lodge by 5:30.

Note: Those who do not want to take the Hidden Lake hike (or in the event of really nasty weather) can take a scenic drive to St Mary's and loop back to Lodge via Hwys 89 & 2.

6:30 pm Hosted dinner at Grouse Mountain Lodge for Participants and Presenters
Thursday, September 14
8:00 am

Call to Order

  • Approve Minutes from April 4-5 Meeting in Salt Lake City PDF or DOC
  • Discussion of Funding and Work Plans WGA and NTEC Staff
    • Funding History and Current Status PDF or PPT
    • Update on 2007 and 2008 Funding, including IMPROVE
      • WGA Letter to Senate Interior Appropriations Committee PDF
      • WESTAR Letter to USEPA Regarding WRAP Funding PDF or DOC
      • Letter to EPA OAR regarding IMPROVE Program Operations and Regional Haze Planning Issues PDF
    • Review and Approve Work Plan for FY06 Grant

Tribal Caucus Report

  • Report PDF or DOC
  • Presentation PDF (1.8 MB) or PPT (1.3 MB)

Tribal Members and NTEC Staff

Members of the Tribal Caucus will report on their discussions regarding possible issues for WRAP to address in the future.


Greening WRAP Travel WRAP PDF or PPT
Communications Committee

Members of the Communications Committee will provide a short presentation on programs where individuals can purchase “green tags” to offset the emissions associated with travel to meetings. This information is being provided for individual WRAP participants. It is not a proposal for WRAP funding.




Update on GHG Inventory Project PDF or DOC
Center for Climate Strategies


GHG Registry,
Board Members and WGA Staff

WGA Climate Change Resolution PDF

  • Report from WRAP’s July Workshop PDF or DOC
  • Report from September 6 Meeting on Multi-State Registry
  • Next Steps
11:00 Status of Technical Analysis PDF or PPT (1.3 MB)
Technical Oversight Committee
11:45 Set Next Meeting
12:00 pm Adjourn

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