The mission of ASWM is to build capacity for state and tribal members and foster collaboration among the wetland community of practice by encouraging the application of sound science to wetland management and policy, promoting the protection and restoration of wetlands and related aquatic resources, and providing training and education for members and the general public.
As a result of ASWM’s work, the wetland community has access to and effectively uses sound science, policy, and private/public partnerships to preserve, protect, and restore the nation’s precious and limited wetlands and related aquatic resources.
ASWM publishes the monthly newsletter, "Wetland News Digest," a bi-monthly membership newsletter "Wetland News," and weekly "Insider's Edition." To read more about ASWM's publications, go here. To learn about membership benefits, go here.
ASWM is governed by a board of directors and has a small staff. The Association of State Wetland Managers does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in its programs or activities.
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- Help states develop and implement wetland regulatory and management programs
- Improve the coordination of wetland programs and policies at all levels of government
- Provide training and capacity building for state wetland programs
- Facilitate the integration of wetlands into water resources and watershed management
- Build conservation and restoration partnerships among states, tribes, local governments, nonprofits, and other interested parties
- Translate wetland science into fair and reasonable government policies
- Encourage minority participation in wetland protection, restoration and management
- Integrate wetlands into broader landscape and resource management initiatives.