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2013


In celebration of American Wetlands Month the May Members’ Webinar is available to both members and nonmembers. 

Tom Biebighauser, U.S. Forest ServiceWednesday, May 29, 2013 – 3:00 p.m. EST

Designing Wetlands for Rare Amphibians, Tom Biebighauser, U.S. Forest Service

Populations of certain amphibians are in steep decline.  Chytridiomycosis fungus, urban development, and global warming are appearing to spell doom for many species.  The good news is that something can be done to help rare species of amphibians by restoring wetlands.  You’ll see how wetlands can be designed and built to provide habitat for the wood frog, four-toed salamander, Chiricahua leopard frog, red-legged frog, eastern spadefoot, and great basin spadefoot.

Tom Biebighauser is an ASWM member who works as a Wildlife Biologist for the U.S. Forest Service.  He has restored over 1,500 wetlands in 20-States and 2-Canadian Provinces, assisting thousands of private landowners and agency personnel with the design and construction of wetlands for improving wildlife and fish habitat. He teaches practical, hands-on workshops across North America where participants learn about wetland restoration and drainage by becoming involved in the design and construction of naturally appearing and functioning wetlands.  Tom has written three books about restoring wetlands A Guide to Creating Vernal Ponds in 2003, Wetland Drainage, Restoration, and Repair in 2007, and Wetland Restoration and Construction - A Technical Guide, in 2011. Photos showing some of the wetlands he has built are available for viewing hereYou may contact him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


    

    
 
  
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2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 – 2:00 p.m. EST

Coastal Blue Carbon - What's all the Fuss About?

Presenter: Steve Emmett-Mattox, Restore America’s Estuaries

Length: 90 minutes

Learn about the emerging concept of coastal blue carbon and how it could help achieve tidal wetland management goals. Topics will include

  • The voluntary carbon markets
  • The carbon storage and sequestration potential of tidal wetlands
  • Current coastal blue carbon activities in the U.S. and globally, emphasis on the U.S.
  • Application of coastal blue carbon to restoration and conservation
  • How to get involved
  • Future directions and next steps













Part 1: Introduction &
Steve Emmett-Mattox





Part 2: Steve
Emmett-Mattox






Part 3: Questions &
Answers










Tuesday, November 27, 2012
– 3:00 p.m. EST

Water Quality Standards for Wetlands

Presenters: Jeanne Christie and Jon Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers, Jennifer Linn, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Length: 90 minutes

The Association of State Wetland Managers recently completed a two-year project on the development of water quality standards for wetlands, which included a comprehensive document “Wetland Water Quality Standards for States" available here. Characteristics of wetlands differ from lakes and rivers. Many of the parameters used to develop standards for flowing and deep water habitats are not applicable to wetlands, which often do not have standing water year-round. Jon Kusler and Jeanne Christie along with Jennifer Linn from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will:

  • summarize the project
  • review the typical framework for the development of water quality standards,
  • describe how these can be applied to address wetlands and
  • explore how the recently completed document and other resources available can be used by states and tribes to aid in development of water quality standards for wetlands.










Part 1: Introduction - Jeanne
Christie, ASWM; 
Why Water Quality
Standards for Wetlands -
Jennifer Linn, U.S. EPA





Part 2: Wetland Water
Quality Standards for States
- Jon Kusler, ASWM





Part 3: Questions & Answers


Tuesday, October 2, 2012
– 3:00 p.m. EST

National Wetland Plant List, Dr. Bob Lichvar of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers









Part 1: Introduction &
National Wetland Plant
List




Part 2: Wetland Plant List
Website





Part 3: Questions & Answers



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