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.

Volunteer - Conference


Volunteers are needed each year to help ASWM with conferences/workshops. Volunteers can assist with conference planning by joining the conference advisory committee and taking on specific tasks; these include organizing concurrent sessions, supervising displays, organizing field trips, and many other tasks. During the conference volunteers are needed to moderate sessions, moderate lunch discussions, load power-point presentations, staff the registration desk and many other activities.

To inquire about volunteering for one of our conferences/workshops contact Laura Burchill


Become an ASWM Board Member

ASWM board members are elected to serve two-year terms on the ASWM Board. Officers and At Large members are elected on alternate years. Under ASWM’s By-laws, the Nominating Committee provides a slate of candidates each year with one nominee for each of the positions to be filled. 

Nominees must be members in good standing of the Association and only employees of state or tribal agencies may serve as Chair or Vice Chair of the Association. If you or someone you know is interested in serving on ASWM’s Board, please contact Marla Stelk, Executive Director.


Newsletter Articles

ASWM identifies one or two important wetland topics to write about in each issue of Wetland News. These can be program, policy, science or legal issues. Topics such as marsh dieback, wetlands and natural hazards, wetland mapping, climate change, opportunities for local government, revisions to federal or state policies, and special wetland places are examples of a few of the topics that might be covered. Articles should be 1,000 words or less and should provide links to websites and/or other places readers can refer to get more detailed information.

To inquire about submitting an article, contact Laura Burchill.

Wetland Photos

ASWM is always looking for wetland photos from different areas of the country. If you would like to share a photo to feature in Wetland News or Wetland News Digest, please send your photo to Laura Burchill.

Wetland Photos 

Insider's Edition

Insider's Edition

Insider’s Edition. Members receive a weekly bulletin with wetland-related news. Insider’s Edition includes special announcements on upcoming webinars and updates to new webpages, as well as the latest postings on the Wetlands Job board. Members are welcome to submit wetland-related job notices here. ASWM keeps members informed of any special opportunities or critical legislative news through this weekly update.

If you are not an ASWM member and would like to join, please go here. Please login as a Members to view the past month's issues of Insider's Edition. If you have any questions, please contact Laura at .

Wetland News

Wetland News

The Association’s membership newsletter, Wetland News, has been published for nearly 30 years. The publication includes Association News, with analyses of important developing topics in wetland policy, management and science. Each issue features an original report or publication of interest to wetland and natural resource management professionals. This publication is an invaluable resource to members, who may not otherwise have access to wetland-specific findings or information that is not published elsewhere. Members receive by-monthly issues and have access to archived editions. Submissions are welcome.

Issues of Wetland News are listed below and can only be accessed by ASWM members. Please log in if you have not already done so. If you are not an ASWM member and would like to join, please go here.

The March/April issue of Wetland News has been sent to members.

To View Past Wetland News Issues, please login as a Member of ASWM.


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.