The Association of State Wetland Managers is a nonprofit membership organization established in 1983 to promote and enhance protection and management of wetland resources, to promote application of sound science to wetland management efforts and to provide training and education for our members and the public. Membership is open to anyone who is involved with wetland resources.

Past Meetings

Symposia, Workshops, Training Sessions

Annual State/Tribal/Federal Coordination Meeting 

Translating Wetland Science into Fair and Reasonable Government Policies

April 2-4, 2019

ASWM's annual meeting was held at the The National Conference Center in Leesburg, VA

For information go here or please contact, Laura at 

 

Annual State/Tribal/Federal Coordination Meeting 

Federalism Re-envisioned: Exploring Possibilities for Enhanced
State and Tribal Roles in Water Resources Protection,
Conservation and Management

April 11-12, 2018

ASWM's annual meeting was held at the Tommy Douglas Conference Center in Silver Spring, MD

For information go here or please contact, Laura at 

 

Annual State/Tribal/Federal Coordination Meeting 

Using Sound Science and Effective Communication to Strengthen Wetland Conservation, Restoration and Management

April 11-13, 2017

ASWM's annual meeting was held at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

For information, please contact, Laura at 

 

Annual State/Tribal/Federal Coordination Meeting 

Managing Change - Wetland Protection and Restoration in an Era of Changing Water and Energy Demands

March 29-31, 2016

ASWM's annual meeting was held at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

For information, please contact, Laura at 

 

Annual State/Tribal/Federal Coordination Meeting 

The New World of Wetlands: Dealing with Shifting 
Landscapes, Laws and Climate

March 24-26, 2015

ASWM's annual meeting was held at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

For information, please contact, Laura at 

 

Annual State/Tribal/Federal Coordination Meeting 

Connectivity, Collaboration and the Application of Sound Science

March 4-6, 2014

ASWM's annual winter meeting was held at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

For information, please contact, Laura at 

 

State/Tribal/Federal Coordination Meeting 2013

Annual State/Tribal/Federal Coordination Meeting 

Conserving Wetlands and Waterways for Future Generations

March 19-21, 2013

ASWM's annual winter meeting was held at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

For information, please contact, Laura at 

 

State/Tribal/Federal Coordination Meeting 2013

Annual State/Tribal/Federal Coordination Meeting 

Sustaining the Nation's Commitment to No Net Loss of Wetlands Through Challenging Times

March 13-15, 2012

ASWM's annual winter meeting was held at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

For information, please contact, Laura at 

 

State/Tribal/Federal Coordination Meeting 2011

Annual State/Federal Coordination Meeting 

Conservation, Regulation and Management of Headwater Wetlands

March 13-15, 2011

ASWM's annual winter meeting was held at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

For information, please contact, Laura at 



State Tribal Federal Coordination Meeting 2010

 

State/Tribal/Federal Coordination Meeting
Clean Water, Wetlands and the Law: New Tools and Opportunities

February 23-25, 2010

ASWM's annual winter meeting was held at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

For information, please contact, Laura at 

 

 

 

State/Tribal/Federal Coordination Meeting 2009


State/Tribal/Federal Coordination Meeting
Opportunities to Streamline and Integrate Section 404 with Other Clean Water Act Programs through State/Tribal Leadership


March 17-19, 2009

ASWM's annual winter meeting was held at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

For information, please contact, Laura at 


 

Wetlands 2008

Wetlands and Global Climate Change

Agenda with PowerPoint Presentations

September 16-18, 2008; with field trips on September 15th and 18th
Workshops on September 19th

Doubletree Hotel, Portland, Oregon

Our Special Thanks to Speakers, Sponsors, Volunteers and Participants for a Successful Conference

On behalf of the Association of State Wetland Managers, the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists, the Oregon Department of State Lands and all our sponsors and cooperating parties, I want to thank you for making Wetlands 2008; Wetlands and Climate Change a success.  We’re still adding up the numbers but I’m guessing attendance was around 400.  Many attendees approached me during the conference to tell me how much they enjoyed the conference and how much they had learned.  Over and over people said that they have rarely attended a conference where ALL the presentations where of such high caliber.  This is only possible because so many people contributed their time, knowledge and expertise.

 

State/Tribal/Federal Coordination Meeting 2008

ASWM Joins the Society of Wetland Scientists to Hold its Annual State/Tribal/Federal Coordination Meeting

May 28-30, 2008

Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC

For information, please contact, Laura at 

 

Wetlands 2007

Wetlands 2007: Watershed-Wide Strategies to Maximize Wetland Ecological and Social Services: Conserving Wetlands to Reduce Natural Hazards; Improve Water Quality, Protect Critical Headwaters, Maintain Biodiversity, and Protect and Restore Coastal Resources

August 28-29, 2007; Field Trips/Workshops, August 27

Colonial Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center
Williamsburg, Virginia

Agenda with PowerPoint Presentations

In recent years, scientific and engineering studies have documented the value of ecological and social services provided by headwater wetlands and streams. Protecting and restoring these areas is critical to sustaining the ecological and social services provided by broader aquatic resources including larger riverine and coastal systems. The loss of these critical resources results in threats to human health and safety, and higher costs for drinking water, storm water control, flood protection and recreation. However, federal, state and local programs have encountered numerous challenges in efforts to restore and maintain these critical resources. The purpose of this symposium was to identify opportunities and integrated strategies for protecting and restoring headwater wetlands, streams and related waters.

 

Strengthening the Roles of Local Governments, Land Trusts, and Watershed Councils in Protecting Vulnerable Wetlands and Aquatic Resources

June 2, 2007 Participate in the Swaner Nature Festival

June 4-5, 2007 Workshop, Treasure Mountain Inn

June 6, 2007 Field Trip

Treasure Mountain Inn, Park City, Utah

Agenda with PowerPoint Presentations

This workshop was tailored to address the challenges to protecting, managing and conserving wetlands in the West, particularly those wetlands and waters excluded from protection under the Clean Water Act. There are a number of unique issues that affect wetlands in the West such as low precipitation, water rights and high competition for all water resources. The workshop identified tools, programs, funding, and other resources that are available to local governments, land trusts and watershed councils. It highlighted case studies and provide special emphasis on the application of science in local approaches to wetlands conservation, protection and management,

 

State/Tribal/Federal Coordination Meeting 2007

 

State/Tribal/Federal Coordination Workshop: The Clean Water Act: Applying Sound Science to Address Program Revisions, Court Challenges and Opportunities for Wetlands and Headwaters

March 27-29, 2007

ASWM's annual winter meeting was held at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

For information, please contact, Laura at 

 

 

 For a complete list of ASWM past meetings, click here.

 

 

ASWM Strategic Plan

 

ASSOCIATION OF STATE WETLAND MANAGERS (ASWM)

STRATEGIC PLAN 2013-2017

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Mission:

The ASWM mission is to promote the protection and restoration of wetlands and related aquatic resources, to apply sound science to wetland management and policy, and to provide training, education and capacity building for our members and the public.

2022 Vision

While ASWM does not propose specific actions beyond the 2017 horizon, near-term actions will be undertaken with awareness of long-term visions for wetland protection and management. A decade from now, in 2022, the nation will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the federal Clean Water Act.   Given continued advancement of wetland science, improvement of wetland tools and techniques, increased cooperation among water agencies, organizations and disciplines, and ongoing education of the public regarding the economic and ecological values of wetlands, we foresee:

  • A net increase in the quantity and quality of the nation’s wetlands, reversing over 100 years of wetland loss
  • Increased ability to evaluate and protect the ecological services provided by wetlands
  • Regulatory programs that offers great clarity, consistency, and interagency coordination
  • Concrete progress in adapting the management of wetlands to climate change including increased temperature, changing hydrology and sea level rise.

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Nondiscrimination Policy

Nondiscrimination Policy

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. ASWM’s civil rights coordinator is Jeanne Christie.

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ABOUT ASWM

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.

Constitution of the Association of State Wetland Managers

Bylaws of the Association of State Wetland Managers


STRATEGIC PLANS


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About ASWM Goals

OUR GOALS

  • 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.


ANNUAL REPORTS

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Sponsorship Opportunities

ASWM offers Sponsorhip Opportunities for our Annual State/Tribal/Federal Coordination MeetingWetland News, and Wetland News Digest. More information on sponsorship opportunities is available here.

 

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Contract InformationGSA Contract

Information about contracts with ASWM can be found here.

ASWM Members

ASWM MembersMembers receive weekly issues of Insider’s Edition and by-monthly issues of Wetland News per year. If you are a member already, read the lates issue of Insider’s Edition here or visit the Wetland News (ASWM’s membership newsletter) here. Other membership benefits can be found here.

ASWM is looking for photos of our members working in the field—whether inside or outside, regulation or restoration, monitoring & assessment—or mapping & management of wetland resources. We would like to feature photos of wetland professionals doing a wide range of activities in the field of wetland science, policy and management. Please email these photos to Laura at  for use on the ASWM website and/or in our membership newsletter, Wetland News.  

October 27, 2011

Attendees: Jeanne Christie, Peg Bostwick, Amy Lounds, Lynda Saul, Cherie Hagen, Alan Quakenbush, Doug Fry

Agenda:

1) Agenda for the winter meeting - EPA Wetland Program Plan and USFWS grants will help fund the conference (items in blue are additional ideas added by the board meeting attendees to Jeanne’s original list)

  • Clean Water Act jurisdiction and proposed rule (if published),
  • The reissuance of the nationwide permits ~ in March 2012,
  • Using state water quality standards to condition 401 certification,
  • Progress implementing the mitigation rule,
  • Swampbuster and Conservation Title Programs in the next Farm Bill, and tax incentives for drainage, NRCS PC determinations,
  • Results of the 2004-2009 NWI Status and Trends and National Assessment of Wetland Condition,
  • Doing more with less - reduced funding and its implications for conservation,
  • Wetland Program Plans (training on process for developing successful long-term plans),
  • Opportunities for coordination of state water quality and water quantity programs (clean water and natural hazards) protecting natural beneficial uses of the floodplain and making the connections among partners, etc…Lynda Saul has good example,
  • Wetland mapping: opportunities for integration and collaboration on mapping, activities of the wetland mapping consortium such as development of a potentially restorable wetlands data layer for the national map (request demonstration and uses of these layers) – request an update from FWS on NWI+ and riparian classification – is FWS going to support these additional features to avoid duplicate maps,
  • Discussion on climate change, adaptation planning and use of potentially restorable wetland layer to address climate change,
  • Wetland, Ecosystem Services tied to Economics (Jeanne mentioned an environmental economist, David Batker, she recently heard),
  • State Wetland Plans and the Process for developing successful plans “What is a plan and how will the EPA regions recognize it when it is submitted – EPA Regions & HQ may be confusing states, and
  • 404 State Assumption – the completed handbook.

2) Prospect of a public comment period for a proposed rule around the beginning of January 2012 with goal of finalizing by October 2012

3) National Wetland Awards – please email Jeanne potential candidates, at this time she doesn’t have any one in particular in mind

Publications

ASWM PublicationsThe Association conducts research and publishes reports, guidebooks, news articles, brochures, white papers, and summaries of findings of symposia and workshops. These are available electronically to all interested individuals and organizations.

New Features & Publications 2014-2015

ASWM Board Meeting Minutes

Below are the ASWM Board Meeting Minutes to date.