Hot Topics Webinars

Hot Topics WebinarThe Association of Wetland Managers (ASWM) offers a Hot Topics Webinar Series that focuses on timely issues and studies such as new and emerging wetland policy and law, innovative tools and technology and state-of-the-art practices. These webinars are advertised through our website, newsletters, social media and emails. 

For more information and/or to join our email list for notices about upcoming events, please contact Laura Burchill at . 

If you haven’t used Go To Webinar before or you just need a refresher, please view our guide prior to the webinar here.   

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View a List of Past Hot Topics Webinar Recordings Here

 

 

American Wetlands MonthAmerican Wetlands Month Webinar: Investing in Resiliency: Intersectional Perspectives of Wetlands, Infrastructure, and Healthy Communities

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 3:00 pm-4:30 pm Eastern

ABSTRACT

In celebration of American Wetlands Month this May, join us for a webinar highlighting the integral role that wetlands and wetlands data play in decisions about infrastructure development that supports healthy and resilient communities. As the Biden Administration looks to invest significantly in upgrades to the nation’s infrastructure, it is important to highlight the importance of wetlands, not only in the infrastructure planning and permitting process, but also in the development of natural infrastructure solutions. From reducing floods and buffering coastal communities to filtering out pollutants and providing recreational green spaces, wetlands provide a wide range of ecosystem services and benefits. This webinar will focus on the intersections between wetlands and infrastructure through the lens of a diverse set of stakeholders.

More information will be added soon. Please check back.

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Improving Wetland Restoration Success Webinars

Past Improving Wetland Restoration Success ProjectThe practice of wetland restoration and our understanding of wetland science has evolved significantly over the last 50 years. However, numerous studies have documented the shortcomings of wetland mitigation and voluntary restoration projects to achieve stated goals. In 2013, the Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) began to identify some barriers to wetland restoration and established a Work Group of 25 restoration experts, including practitioners, academics, consultants, regulators, and policy makers, to further identify and analyze these barriers and develop recommendations to address them. Between the years 2014-2016, ASWM organized, hosted, recorded, post-processed and posted a total of 23 webinars covering a broad range of wetland restoration topics that included presentations from some of the nation’s most respected wetland restoration experts. 

For more information and/or to join our email list for notices about upcoming events, please contact Laura Burchill at or (207) 892-3399.

View a List of Improving Wetland Restoration Success Webinar Recordings Here


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Future Webinars: Improving Wetland Restoration Success Project

Future Webinars: Improving Wetland Restoration Success Project

The Association of State Wetland Managers is busy working on confirmation of webinar topics and presenters for 2016. Below you will find a draft list of future webinars to give you an idea of what we’re working on. Topics and dates are subject to change.




Please check back for future webinars. Thank you.

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Past ASWM's Hot Topics Webinars

Hot Topics Webinars

The Association of Wetland Managers (ASWM) offers a Hot Topics Webinar Series that focuses on timely issues and studies such as new and emerging wetland policy and law, innovative tools and technology and state-of-the-art practices. These webinars are advertised through our website, newsletters, social media and emails. 

For more information and/or to join our email list for notices about upcoming events, please contact Laura Burchill at  or (207) 892-3399.

View a List of Past Hot Topics Webinar Recordings Here

Please click on a year below to view past webinars.

                         

2021

                                 

2016

                         

2020

                                 

2015

                         

2019

                                 

2014

                         

2018

                                 

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2017

                                 

2012

 

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Certificate of Participation - March 10, 2020 NFFA Webinar

How to Receive a Certificate of Participation for the March 10, 2020 NFFA Webinar: The Geography of Risk

Using the ClassMarker online system, ASWM will ask you to certify that you participated in the entire live NFFA Webinar: The Geography of Risk on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 3:00-4:30 pm Eastern.

Please do the following:

  • Click Here 
  • Once you are in ClassMarker, click on Start and enter your email address and create a password.
  • Do not click on Log in and Resume. The Resume button is there in case you misplace this specific certificate and need to retrieve it again. It won’t work for future webinar certificates.
  • You will need to create a new password for each webinar certificate you wish to obtain.
  • Then follow the prompts and enter your name as you wish it to appear on your certificate and answer the question about attending the live webinar.

Answering “yes” to the question about your participation will automatically qualify you to receive a certificate for your attendance. Answering “no” will result in no certificate being issued.

You will be prompted to download your Certificate of Participation from ClassMarker after you complete the questions.

Once you download your certificate, you can then submit it to the accrediting organization of your choice to potentially receive continuing education units/credits.

Certificates for the NFFA webinars are free to all participants.

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Burchill at or contact the ASWM office at (207) 892-3399. 

NRCS Conservation Planners Training Webinars

Training Series Goals

This webinar series has been designed to provide participants with a general level of knowledge about wetlands and wetland restoration options and considerations. Participants will come away from trainings with key knowledge, the ability to be more conversant about wetland issues, knowing what questions to ask when looking at restoration opportunities, and knowing when to contact or bring in an expert. This webinar series ties in with the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s (NRCS) nine-step planning process, focusing on Phase I collection and analysis steps: identify problems, determine objectives, inventory resources and analyze resource data.

For more information and/or to join our email list for notices about upcoming events, please contact Laura Burchill at or (207) 892-3399.

View a List of Past NRCS Conservation Planners Training Webinar Recordings Here

Target Audience

This webinar series has been developed to train Level 1and 2 NRCS Conservation Planners in field offices about key wetland concepts and restoration considerations as they work with clients on issues that involve wetlands. Additional targeted audiences include state and tribal wetland program staff, district staff, others working with NRCS Planners, staff from other agencies working on these issues (e.g. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management), and NRCS non-planners who would benefit from this knowledge/skill-building. Participants to not require prior knowledge of or training on wetlands.

As a result of participating in this training series, participants will:

  • Know how to read the landscape
  • Know how to recognize and capitalize on opportunities with landowners, both when the landowner wants their land altered or they want to restore it
  • Have an awareness of which tools are available and for what applications
  • Understand programmatic options (e.g. Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), Partner Programs)

How to View the Webinars

This webinar series consists of nine individual webinars. While each webinar has been designed to be able to function as a stand-alone training resource, participants will get the most benefit from the webinars by watching them in sequential order, as each webinar builds off the prior webinars in terms of building a foundation of knowledge.

Webinars in the Training Series

Webinar 1: Introduction to Wetlands - June 22, 2018

Webinar 2: Wetlands in a Watershed/at the Landscape Scale - August 15, 2018

Webinar 3: Wetland Ecology for Planners: How a Wetland Should Function - November 14, 2018

Webinar 4: Wetland Ecology for Planners: Examples of Variation Across the United States - December 14, 2018

Webinar 5: Dealing with Reality: How to Work with Wetlands in Altered Landscapes - February 15, 2019

Webinar 6: Identifying Resource Concerns and Determining Landowner Objectives - Presentations Recorded December 2019 (Non-Live Webinar)

Webinar 7: How to Talk about Wetlands with Landowners - Presentations Recorded December 2019 (Non-Live Webinar) 

Webinar 8: What are the Choices and Benefits? Matching Objectives to Programs and Getting Additional Help - August 5, 2019

Webinar 9: Dealing with Challenging Weather Patterns in Wetland Restoration Planning - May 6, 2019

Certificate of Participation for the March 11, 2020 Beaver Restoration Webinar

How to Receive a Certificate of Participation for the March 11, 2020 Beaver Restoration Webinar "The History of Beaver and the Ecosystem Services they Provide"

Using the ClassMarker online system, ASWM will ask you to certify that you participated in the entire live ASWM Beaver Restoration Webinar "The History of Beaver and the Ecosystem Services they Provide," on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 3:00-4:30 pm Eastern.

Please do the following:

  • Choose one of the options from the box below. (ASWM Member or Non-Member)
  • Once you are in ClassMarker, click on Start and enter your email address and create a password.
  • Do not click on Log in and Resume. The Resume button is there in case you misplace this specific certificate and need to retrieve it again. It won’t work for future webinar certificates.
  • You will need to create a new password for each webinar certificate you wish to obtain.
  • Then follow the prompts and enter your name as you wish it to appear on your certificate and answer the 2 questions about membership and attending the live webinar.

Answering “yes” to the question about your participation will automatically qualify you to receive a certificate for your attendance. Answering “no” will result in no certificate being issued.

You will be prompted to download your Certificate of Participation from ClassMarker after you complete the quiz.

Once you download your certificate, you can then submit the certificate to the accrediting organization of your choice to potentially receive continuing education units/credits. 

   
Please select the appropriate certificate process:

  • I am an ASWM Member:
    All ASWM members receive free Certificates of Participation for webinars. Non-Members will be charged a processing fee of $25.00 US. To receive your free Certificate of Participation, click here.

If you are not a current ASWM Member, you must select the non-member certificate link to receive your certificate. 

  • I am not an ASWM Member:
    If you are not an ASWM member, please either:

A) Select the Non-member Certificate Option to get your certificate. All non-ASWM Members are required to pay a $25.00 certificate processing fee. You will be prompted to pay the processing fee using PayPal, with the option to sign in as either a PayPal member or as a guest (not requiring a PayPal account and using your credit card).  

B) We encourage you to go to the ASWM.org website and become a member so that you can receive certificates at no charge for the next 12 months.  

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Burchill at or contact the ASWM office at (207) 892-3399.

 

Certificate of Participation for the March 25, 2020 ASWM Members’ Webinar

How to Receive a Certificate of Participation for the March 25, 2020 ASWM Members’ Webinar: The Navigable Waters Protection Rule: Highlights & Initial Take-Aways

Using the ClassMarker online system, ASWM will ask you to certify that you participated in the entire live ASWM Members’ webinar The Navigable Waters Protection Rule: Highlights & Initial Take-Aways on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 from 12-2:00 pm Eastern.

Please do the following:

  • Choose one of the options from the box below. (ASWM Member or Non-Member)
  • Once you are in ClassMarker, click on Start and enter your email address and create a password.
  • Do not click on Log in and Resume. The Resume button is there in case you misplace this specific certificate and need to retrieve it again. It won’t work for future webinar certificates.
  • You will need to create a new password for each webinar certificate you wish to obtain.
  • Then follow the prompts and enter your name as you wish it to appear on your certificate and answer the 2 questions about membership and attending the live webinar.

Answering “yes” to the question about your participation will automatically qualify you to receive a certificate for your attendance. Answering “no” will result in no certificate being issued.

You will be prompted to download your Certificate of Participation from ClassMarker after you complete the questions.

Once you download your certificate, you can then submit it to the accrediting organization of your choice to potentially receive continuing education units/credits. 

 

   
Please select the appropriate certificate process:

  • I am an ASWM Member:
    All ASWM members receive free Certificates of Participation for webinars. Non-Members will be charged a processing fee of $25.00 US. To receive your free Certificate of Participation, click here.

If you are not a current ASWM Member, you must select the non-member certificate link to receive your certificate. 

  • I am not an ASWM Member:
    If you are not an ASWM member, please either:

A) Select the Non-member Certificate Option to get your certificate. All non-ASWM Members are required to pay a $25.00 certificate processing fee. You will be prompted to pay the processing fee using PayPal, with the option to sign in as either a PayPal member or as a guest (not requiring a PayPal account and using your credit card).  

B) We encourage you to go to the ASWM.org website and become a member so that you can receive certificates at no charge for the next 12 months.  

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Burchill at or contact the ASWM office at (207) 892-3399.

 

ASWM-NRCS Wetland Training Webinar

ASWM-NRCS Wetland Training Webinar

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Past ASWM-NRCS Wetland Training Webinar

Information on the ASWM-NRCS Wetland Training Webinar Series

 

 

Special ASWM Webinar: Wetland Link International North America

Wetland Link International

This webinar was held on October 29 from 1:00-5:45 eastern.

The Association of State Wetland Managers is a member of Ramsar U.S.  Partnering with Wetland Link International to provide an opportunity for wetland education and interpretive centers in North America, we presented this webinar as a multi-national venue for sharing information and collaborating on issues of common concern. The webinar provided an opportunity to learn about wetland center activities in North America, discuss effective approaches, and think about building a Wetland Center Network in North America through Wetland Link International (WLI). This was a great chance to bring a broad range of people on wetland education and interpretation together. To review the agenda, please go here. For more information about Wetland Link International, please click here.

This webinar features presenters and participants from Canada, United States and United Kingdom, including educators, state wetland program staff, consultants, non-profit organizations and government agencies.



     


   
  

Part 1: Introduction, Jeanne
Christie, ASWM &
Christ Rostron, WLI Global


Part 2: Sandra Hails, CEPA
Manager, Ramsar Secretariat


Part 3: Cully Shelton,
International Crane Foundation














Part 4:  Suzanne Pittenger-
Slear, Environmental Concern


Part 5: Nathalie Bays,
Oak Hammock Marsh


Part 6: Kris Scopinich,
Massachusetts Audubon Society














Part 7: Questions & Answers