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Wetland Water Quality Standards Webinars  

Water quality standards for wetlands have proven a challenging topic over the years.  Under a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ASWM undertook a project to identify best practices that can be used in the development of water quality standards for wetlands. The goal of the project was to help the states prepare and adopt water quality standards for wetlands. A webinar series was also held from June 2011 through January 2012 and the various presentations can be accessed from the list below:

2012Wetland Water Quality Standards Webinars

May 31, 2012 from 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. EDT
Wetland Water Quality Standards Webinar

April 19, 2012 from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT
Overview of State Water Quality Standards for Wetlands Report Revisions and Next Steps for States and EPA

March 22, 2012 from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT
Pilot States' One-Day Meeting Reports

February 16, 2012 from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT
Review and Discussion on Draft Model Regulation
To view Jon Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers presentation, click here.

January 26, 2012 from 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. EDT
Impaired Waters and Wetland Water Quality Standards
To view Mark Gernes, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency presentation, click here.
To view Kevin Molloy, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency presentation, click here.

2011

December 15, 2011 from 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. EDT
Impaired Waters
To view Jon Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers presentation, click here.

November 17, 2011 from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT
Narrative and Numeric Criteria
To view John Bender, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality slide, click here
To view Jon Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers presentation, click here.

October 13, 2011 from 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. EDT
Anti-degradation
To view Eric Shaw and Doug Fry, Florida Department of Environmental Protection presentation, click here.
To view Randall Phillips, Tennessee Department of  Environment presentation, click here.

September 22, 2011 from 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EDT
Aligning Sources of Pollution, Designated Uses and Wetland Functions
To view presentation, click here.

August 18 from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT
To view John Dorney, NCDENR, presentation, click here.
To view Mark Gernes presentation, click here.

July 14, 2011 from 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EDT

June 22, 2011 from 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EDT
To view presentation, click here.

ASWM Comments on FERC Natural Gas Pipeline Certification Process

On July 25, 2018 the  Association of State Wetland Mangers provided comments in response to FERC’s Notice of Inquiry (Federal Register Docket No. PL18-1-000) for help exploring whether, and if so how, it should revise its approach  to the certification of new natural gas transportation facilities.  ASWM’s comments identify ways to support protection of aquatic resources that are impacted by new pipelines and in particular how states can assist in those efforts. Read letter here.

MEMBERSHIP ENROLLMENT/RENEWAL

To join or renew your membership with the Association of State Wetland Managers, please choose a membership plan below.

When you click on "Sign Up" you will have the option to enroll online or offline.

If you have any questions, please call Laura Burchill at 207-892-3399 or email Laura here.

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Region 7 Function-Based Wetland Restoration Training Workshop

May 5-7, 2015


General

Note to Workshop Participants

Agenda

Directions to Wetland Restoration Site May 7

Participant List

Evaluation Form

Presentations

Introduction to Wetland Classification (NWI and LLWW = NWI+), Ralph Tiner

Classification Exercise and Review, Ralph Tiner

Wetland Functions and Landscape-level Functional Assessment Applying Watershed-Based Preliminary Assessment of Wetland Function (W-PAWF) Technique,  Ralph Tiner

EXERCISE: Rating Wetlands Based on Landscape-level Approach Matching characteristics to wetland functions

Reference Wetlands and Field Indicators of Wetland Functions, Ralph Tiner

Wetland Restoration Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluating Success, Ralph Tiner

Field Trip Day 1

A History of Wetland Drainage, including how to identify drained and filled wetlands 100s of years later, Tom Biebighauser

Wetland Restoration Techniques, Tom Biebighauser

Data Collection Form

Wetland Function Exercise Form

Correlation Between Functions and Nontidal Wetland Types

LLWW Codes

S Trading Post KS Map

S Trading Post Map

S Trading Post Topo KS

S Trading Post Imagery NWI

 

Classification and Functional Assessment (Ralph Tiner)

Wetland Monitoring Guidelines, by Ralph W. Tiner

Dichotomous Keys, by Ralph W. Tiner

Predicting Wetland Functions at the Landscape Level for Coastal Georgia using NWIPLUS Data, by Ralph W. Tiner

Correlating Enhanced National Wetlands Inventory Data With Wetland Functions for Watershed Assessments: A Rationale for Northeastern U.S. Wetlands, by Ralph W. Tiner

Wetland Restoration (Tom Biebighauser)

Build Your Own Wetland

Construct a Healthy Wetlnad Destroy Mosquitoes, by Emily Biebighauser, May 2006

Practical Meets Natural: Wetlands aid in stormwater runoff, provide plant and animal habitat, By Cindy Schafer, in cooperation with Thomas R. Biebighauser, USFS

Wetland Construction Techniques Worksheet, by Thomas R. Biebighauser

Wetland Construction Key, by Thomas R. Biebighauser

Wetland and Stream Restoration Photo Albums, by Thomas R. Biebighauser

Wetland Design Form, by Thomas R. Biebighauser

Tools & Supplies for Designing and Building Wetlands Forestry Suppliers, Inc.

Wetlands for Whitetails, by Tom Biebighauser

Cedar Niles Creed Future Park Site Wetland Creation/Restoration Documents

Cedar Niles Wetland Restoration Report, by Tom Biebighauser

Cedar Niles Future Park Site: Wetland #1, by Tom Biebighauser

Cedar Niles Future Park Site: Wetland #2, by Tom Biebighauser

Cedar Niles Future Park Site: Wetland #3, by Tom Biebighauser

Cedar Niles Future Park Site: Wetland #4, by Tom Biebighauser

Cedar Niles Future Park Site: Wetland #5, by Tom Biebighauser

 

 

WETLANDS ONE-STOP MAPPING

The Association of State Wetland Managers in collaboration with Virginia Tech’s Conservation Management Institute (CMI) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Northeast Region created Wetlands One-Stop Mapping to provide easy online access to geospatial data on wetlands and soils produced by federal and state agencies.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), through its National Wetland Inventory (NWI), has produced wetland geospatial data for most of the country. While different agencies post data on their own sites, there is not a single place to go for these data. Wetlands One-Stop Mapping provides links to these and other websites. It provides online access to classification tools for adding hydrogeomorphic-type to wetland inventory data and the results of NWI+ projects (maps and reports). The geospatial information is linked to aerial imagery (and topographic maps) through ESRI’s ArcGIS (including ArcGIS Explorer) for easy viewing of wetlands, their characteristics, and functions for areas where NWI+ data are available.

The website also provides links to other federal and state websites that contain information on wetlands and geospatial wetland data.  Among the national datasets accessible via Wetlands One-Stop Mapping are the NWI’s wetlands mapper, USDA’s web soil survey, USGS’s national hydrography data and hydrologic units (HUCs).  Links are also provided to NatureServe Explorer and the U.S. National Vegetation Classification Hierarchy Explorer along with guidance on how to extract descriptions of wetland plant communities from those sites for specific areas of interest.

Wetlands One-Stop Mapping Links by Subject

NWI

National Wetlands Inventory (NWI)

FWS Wetlands Mapper

Wetland Primer

Federal Standards & Funding for Wetland Mapping

National Data Sets & Information

NWI+

NWI+ Data & Information

LLWW Classification

NWI+ Data Layers

NWI+ Mapper

NWI+ Reports

States

State Wetland Mapping Summaries

State Wetland Program Websites & Data

Training

Wetland Mapping Training

Reports and Publications

Reports & Publications

Other Mapping & Wetland Resources

Other Resources

Wetland Plant Community Information

Wetland Mapping Consortium

Wetland Classification Image Gallery

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  •  Wetland News 

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 Leah, Editor for use on the ASWM website and/or in our membership newsletter, Wetland News.

By Jon Kusler, Esq., Ph.D. and Jeanne Christie – Association of State Wetland Managers – August 2012

The report on Wetland Water Quality Standards for States was prepared by the Association of State Wetland Managers as part of a broader project to help states adopt water quality standards for wetland ecosystems.  It addresses the formulation and adoption of such standards. It provides the states with some examples of draft narrative standards in Appendices A and B.

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On August 1-2, 2012 in Portland, OR the Natural Floodplain Functions Alliance will sponsor a two-day Working Group Session entitled: "Solutions to Mitigate Flood Risk and Benefit Ecosystems: Incorporating Ecosystems Services Tools and Methods."  During this two-day session, the workgroup will be briefed on current Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's cost-benefit analysis approaches and a sample of local approaches to project implementation.  The workgroup will then be tasked with expanding on these to identify the full range of physical, social, and environmental costs and benefits associated with alternative approaches to floodplain management; synthesizing tools and methods for evaluating a full suite of ecosystem services associated with floodplains; and offering a framework for integrating tools for programmatic implementation and assessing which would or would not require statutory or regulatory changes.  The end product of the working group will offer flood-risk management agencies at various levels of government a set of specific recommendations for using a more comprehensive framework for evaluating costs and benefits.  This Working Group Session is part of a larger conference sponsored by the Ecosystem Services Partnership on "Ecosystem Services Coming of Age: Linking Science, Policy, and Participation for Sustainable Human Well-Being."  For more information, click here.

Wetland Words for Thought…What it looks like when Wetlanders Talk

Wetland Words for Thought…What it looks like when Wetlanders Talk