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.

Assessment

ASWM Assessment Publications
ASWM Assessment Publications

Uses of Wetland Monitoring and Assessment: Considerations for State and Tribal Programs
Association of State Wetland Managers (6/2015)

Uses of Wetland Monitoring and Assessment: Considerations for State and Tribal Programs
Association of State Wetland Managers (6/2015)

Common Questions: Wetland Assessment
By Jon A. Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (6/26/2006)

Common Questions: Wetland Assessment
By Jon A. Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (6/26/2006)

Common Questions: Definition of the Terms Wetland "Function" and "Value"
By Jon A. Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (6/26/2006)

Common Questions: Definition of the Terms Wetland "Function" and "Value"
By Jon A. Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (6/26/2006)

Recommendation of Reconciling Wetlands Assessment Techniques
By Jon Kusler, Ph.D., Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (4/2006)

Recommendation of Reconciling Wetlands Assessment Techniques
By Jon Kusler, Ph.D., Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (4/2006)

Wetland Assessment for Regulatory Purposes: Report Series
By Jon A. Kusler, Esq., Ph.D., Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (9/2004) (Please click on title to view in PDF)

Wetland Assessment for Regulatory Purposes: Report Series
By Jon A. Kusler, Esq., Ph.D., Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (9/2004) (Please click on title to view in PDF)

Final Report 1: Assessing Functions and Values [PDF]

Final Report 1: Assessing Functions and Values [PDF]

Final Report 2: Wetland Assessment in the Courts [PDF]

Final Report 2: Wetland Assessment in the Courts [PDF]

Final Report 3: Integrating Wetland Assessment into Regulatory Permitting [PDF]

Final Report 3: Integrating Wetland Assessment into Regulatory Permitting [PDF]

Land Trusts

Water Quality Standards for Wetlands Publications
ASWM Land Trusts Publications

Protecting and Restoring Wetlands: A Guide for Land Trusts
By Jon A. Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (Updated on 1/15/2009)

Protecting and Restoring Wetlands: A Guide for Land Trusts
By Jon A. Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (Updated on 1/15/2009)

Protecting and Restoring Wetlands: Strengthening the Role of Local Governments
By Jon A. Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (6/15/2007)

Protecting and Restoring Wetlands: Strengthening the Role of Local Governments
By Jon A. Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (6/15/2007)

Common Questions: Land Trusts and the Protection/Restoration of Wetlands
By Jon Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (6/26/2006)

Common Questions: Land Trusts and the Protection/Restoration of Wetlands
By Jon Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (6/26/2006)

Common Questions: Constructing Wetland Boardwalks and Trails
By Jon Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (6/26/2006)

Common Questions: Constructing Wetland Boardwalks and Trails
By Jon Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (6/26/2006)

Restoration

Restoration Publications
Restoration Publications

Wetland Restoration: Contemporary Issues & Lessons Learned (8/2017)

Wetland Restoration: Contemporary Issues & Lessons Learned (8/2017)

<A Comparative Analysis of Ecosystem Service Valuation Decision Support Tools for Wetland Restoration (3/2016)
Prepared for ASWM by Mark Healy and Dr. Silvia Secchi, Southern Illinois University

A Comparative Analysis of Ecosystem Service Valuation Decision Support Tools for Wetland Restoration (3/2016)
Prepared for ASWM by Mark Healy and Dr. Silvia Secchi, Southern Illinois University

<A Comparative Analysis of Ecosystem Service Valuation Decision Support Tools for Wetland Restoration (3/2016)
Prepared for ASWM by Mark Healy and Dr. Silvia Secchi, Southern Illinois University

Wetland Restoration Bibliography (2015)

Ecosystem Service Valuation for Wetland Restoration: What It Is, How To Do It, and Best Practice Recommendations
By Marla Stelk and Jeanne Christie, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (9/2014)

Ecosystem Service Valuation for Wetland Restoration: What It Is, How To Do It, and Best Practice Recommendations
By Marla Stelk and Jeanne Christie, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (9/2014)

Voluntary Restoration of Wetlands: Complex Issues in the Regulation of Restoration Projects (11/2013)

Voluntary Restoration of Wetlands: Complex Issues in the Regulation of Restoration Projects (11/2013)

Permits for Voluntary Wetland Restoration: A Handbook (11/2013)

Permits for Voluntary Wetland Restoration: A Handbook (11/2013)

Developing Performance Standards for the Mitigation and Restoration of Northern Forested Wetlands
By Jon Kusler, Ph.D., Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (8/2006)

Developing Performance Standards for the Mitigation and Restoration of Northern Forested Wetlands
By Jon Kusler, Ph.D., Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (8/2006)

Common Questions: A Guide for Legislators: Wetland Protection and Restoration
By Jon Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (6/26/2006)

Common Questions: A Guide for Legislators: Wetland Protection and Restoration
By Jon Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (6/26/2006)

Common Questions: Wetland Restoration, Creation, and Enhancement
By Jon Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (6/26/2006)

Common Questions: Wetland Restoration, Creation, and Enhancement
By Jon Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (6/26/2006)

Multi-Objective Wetland Restoration in Watershed Contexts
By Jon Kusler, Ph.D., Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (11/1/2004)

Multi-Objective Wetland Restoration in Watershed Contexts
By Jon Kusler, Ph.D., Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (11/1/2004)

 

Floods and Liability Issues

ASWM Floods and Liability Issues Publications
ASWM Floods and Liability Issues Publications

Government Liability for Flood Hazards
By Jon Kusler, Esq., Ph.D., Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc., (May 2017)

Government Liability for Flood Hazards
By Jon Kusler, Esq., Ph.D., Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc., (May 2017)

Legal Issues in Upgrading Flood Maps to Reflect Climate Change, Other Changed Conditions
By Jon Kusler, Esq., Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc., (April 2016)

Legal Issues in Upgrading Flood Maps to Reflect Climate Change, Other Changed Conditions
By Jon Kusler, Esq., Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc., (April 2016)

Definition of Wetland, Floodplain, Riparian “Functions” and “Values”
By Jon Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc., April 2016

Definition of Wetland, Floodplain, Riparian “Functions” and “Values”
By Jon Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc., April 2016

Protecting and Restoring Riparian Areas
By Jon A. Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc., March 2016

Protecting and Restoring Riparian Areas
By Jon A. Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc., March 2016

Assessing the Natural and Beneficial Functions of Floodplains: Issues and Approaches; Future Directions
By Jon A. Kusler, Association of State Floodplain Managers Foundation, October 2011

Assessing the Natural and Beneficial Functions of Floodplains: Issues and Approaches; Future Directions
By Jon A. Kusler, Association of State Floodplain Managers Foundation, October 2011

Flood Risk in the Courts: Reducing Government Liability While Encouraging Government Responsibility
By Jon Kusler, Esq., Association of State Wetland Mangers, Inc., October 2011

Flood Risk in the Courts: Reducing Government Liability While Encouraging Government Responsibility
By Jon Kusler, Esq., Association of State Wetland Mangers, Inc., October 2011

A Comparative Look At Public Liability for Flood Hazard Mitigation
By Jon A. Kusler, Esq., Association of State Floodplain Managers Foundation, February 2009

A Comparative Look At Public Liability for Flood Hazard Mitigation
By Jon A. Kusler, Esq., Association of State Floodplain Managers Foundation, February 2009

No Adverse Impact and the Courts: Protecting the Property Rights of All
By Jon A. Kusler, Esq. and Edward A. Thomas, Esq., Association of State Floodplain Managers Foundation, November 2007

No Adverse Impact and the Courts: Protecting the Property Rights of All
By Jon A. Kusler, Esq. and Edward A. Thomas, Esq., Association of State Floodplain Managers Foundation, November 2007

Professional Liability for Construction in Flood Hazard Areas
by Jon Kusler, Esq., Association of State Floodplain Managers Foundation, May 14, 20007

Professional Liability for Construction in Flood Hazard Areas
by Jon Kusler, Esq., Association of State Floodplain Managers Foundation, May 14, 2007

Wetlands

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Wetland Publications

Healthy Wetlands, Healthy Watersheds: Leveraging State Wetland Restoration and Protection Programs to Improve Watershed Health

Healthy Wetlands, Healthy Watersheds: Leveraging State Wetland Restoration and Protection Programs to Improve Watershed Health

ASWM Wetland Communications Case Studies Project Report
By Brenda Zollitsch, ASWM Policy Analyst and Marla Stelk, ASWM Policy Analyst (7/2017)

ASWM Wetland Communications Case Studies Project Report
By Brenda Zollitsch, ASWM Policy Analyst and Marla Stelk, ASWM Policy Analyst (7/2017)

Increasing Access to High Quality, Affordable Wetland Training for On-the-Ground Wetland Professionals in the United States
By Association of State Wetland Managers (2017)

Increasing Access to High Quality, Affordable Wetland Training for On-the-Ground Wetland Professionals in the United States
By Association of State Wetland Managers (2017)

Common Questions: Wetland Festivals
By Jon Kusler and Ralph Tiner, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (6/26/2006)

Common Questions: Wetland Festivals
By Jon Kusler and Ralph Tiner, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (6/26/2006)

Common Questions: Wetland Classification
By Jon Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (6/26/2006)

Common Questions: Wetland Classification
By Jon Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (6/26/2006)

Common Questions: Wetlands and Ecotourism
By Jon Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (6/26/2006)

Common Questions: Wetlands and Ecotourism
By Jon Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (6/26/2006)

 

 

Wetland Science

Wetland Science Publications
Wetland Science Publications

For the serious traveller, Traveller Magazine is a mine of information, keeping you up-to-date with the latest trends in travel and tourism.

Challenges & Solutions in Coastal Wetlands: Findings, Gaps & Priorities
By Marla J. Stelk and Jeanne Christie, Association of State Wetland Managers (10/2016)

For the serious traveller, Traveller Magazine is a mine of information, keeping you up-to-date with the latest trends in travel and tourism.

Report on State Definitions, Jurisdiction and Mitigation Requirements in State Programs for Ephemeral, Intermittent and Perennial Streams in the United States
By Brenda Zollitsch, PhD and Jeanne Christie, Association of State Wetland Managers (4/2014)(10/2016)

For the serious traveller, Traveller Magazine is a mine of information, keeping you up-to-date with the latest trends in travel and tourism.

Common Questions: Wetland Classification
By Jon Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (6/26/2006)

For the serious traveller, Traveller Magazine is a mine of information, keeping you up-to-date with the latest trends in travel and tourism.

Common Questions: Wetland Protection and the Protection of Migratory Birds
By Jon Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (6/26/2006)

For the serious traveller, Traveller Magazine is a mine of information, keeping you up-to-date with the latest trends in travel and tourism.

Wetland Creation and Restoration: The Status of the Science, Vol. I & II
Jon Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. and Mary Kentula, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1989)

 

 

 

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JON A. KUSLER STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

In honor of ASWM’s founder, Dr. Jon A. Kusler, Esq., ASWM has established the Jon A. Kusler Student Scholarship Award, a competitive award to fund all expenses for one or more students studying wetland science, law or policy (either undergraduate or graduate level) to attend ASWM’s annual State/Tribal/Federal Coordination meeting. Contributions to the scholarship award will ensure that Jon’s legacy lives on by building the capacity of the next generation to protect and restore our nation’s wetlands.

Read more on the Jon Kusler Memorial page.

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Your private donations directly support ASWM’s ability to respond to time-sensitive issues as they arise and allow us to provide information, expert analysis, and recommendations regarding the impacts of potential policy and law on wetland protection programs and efforts. 

Many organizations look to ASWM as a leader at the intersection between the think-tanks and the decision-makers, the on-the-ground regulators and wetland consultants. To achieve success in this ambitious undertaking, the Association depends on the generosity of donors and benefactors.

Join our community of wetland practitioners and enthusiasts of all stripes by donating to ASWM and know that you are contributing toward the future of wetland protection and restoration for future generations.

On behalf of the Association of State Wetland Managers, we thank you for your support. ASWM is a 501(c)(3) organization, therefore all contributions to ASWM are tax-deductible.

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The Association of State Wetland Managers Needs Volunteers

There are always many topic areas and activities the Association of State Wetland Mangers (ASWM) would like to expand to better serve its members, the wetland community and the public. Below are areas where volunteers are needed.

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.