Mr. Ken Mayer, Ken Mayer and Associates, LLC, who will discuss invasive plant management in the West and the results of 2015 WAFWA Western Invasive Weed Summit. Ken Mayer is the former Director of the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), where he served from 2007-2014. While Director, he served on the Governors Cabinet, as Executive Secretary of the Nevada Wildlife Commission and as a member of the Nevada Environmental Commission. While Director he served in various capacities with Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA), Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) and other regional and national organizations. Most notably he served as the first Chairman of the National Sage-grouse Executive Oversight Committee for 4 years. Prior to becoming Director he served for 25 years in various management and executive positions with the California Department of Fish and Game. Since leaving NDOW, Ken has been the WAFWA Wildfire and Invasive Coordinator, consulting on sage-grouse conservation issues for the FWS and BLM. Ken holds a BS and MS from Humboldt State University in Natural Recourses Management.