Members' Wetland Webinar Series
The Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) holds a webinar each month for its members. ASWM Member webinars cover a variety of topics encompassing wetland science, policy, program implementation, and legal issues. These webinars, including recordings for past webinars are available to ASWM members. If you are not a member, you are invited to join ASWM. For information about membership, click here.
Future Members' Webinar Schedule
ASWM Members webinars are generally held the fourth Wednesday of the month unless the date and time needs to be adjusted for when the presenter(s) is available.
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Part 2: Panel Discussion on State Wetland Permitting Considerations
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Co-hosted by the Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) and the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC)
Webinar Description: This second webinar in ASWM’s two-part series on solar project siting and wetland permitting looks at the challenges facing state wetland program staff responsible for issuing state wetland permits or §401 certifications for the growing number of solar projects across the United States. The webinar will be conducted in a panel format with state wetland staff from states, EPA and the Corps sharing their permitting experiences and the tools they have developed to help limit the impacts from solar development on wetlands. This session will include discussion about lessons learned, opportunities for learning and issues that still need to be resolved to better protect wetlands from unintended consequences of solar development.
Presenters will include representatives from wetland programs in a number of states, including Massachusetts and Vermont. EPA and Corps staff are planned to be available to contribute to the question and answer portion of the webinar.
For more information about this webinar, contact the Association of State Wetland Managers at (207) 892-3399 or .
Climate-Smart Conservation for Wetlands
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Webinar Description: Climate change is already having significant impacts on wetlands and these effects are projected to increase considerably over time. How should wetland managers prepare for and respond to the impacts of climate change? What should be done differently and what actions continue to make sense? This webinar presents guidance for designing and carrying out wetland conservation in the face of a changing climate and introduces National Wildlife Federation resources available to support this work, including NWF’s handbook Climate-Smart Conservation: Putting Adaptation Principles into Practice. This presentation will highlight steps for applying climate-smart concepts to wetland management and discuss opportunities for integrating climate adaptation planning into wetland mitigation and restoration activities.
Presenter: Dr. Bruce A. Stein is Senior Director, Climate Adaptation and Resilience with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). Dr. Stein leads NWF’s work on safeguarding people and wildlife from the impacts of climate change. He is author of numerous publications on biodiversity conservation and climate change, including a widely used guide to climate change vulnerability assessment (Scanning the Conservation Horizon) and a recently released guide to climate adaptation for natural resource practitioners (Climate-Smart Conservation). Dr. Stein serves on scientific advisory committees for the Department of Interior’s Climate Science Centers and the Department of Defense’s Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program. Dr. Stein was involved in establishing the non-profit organization NatureServe, where he served as Vice President and Chief Scientist, and earlier was a senior scientist with The Nature Conservancy involved in both U.S. and international conservation activities. Noteworthy among his publications is the book Precious Heritage (Oxford Univ. Press), which has been described by Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson as “the definitive text on U.S. biodiversity.” A botanist by training, Dr. Stein received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and his Ph.D. from Washington University, St. Louis and the Missouri Botanical Garden.
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Wetlands and Nutrient Uptake
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Webinar Description: This webinar will look at the potential of wetlands for agricultural nutrient runoff in rural landscapes.
Presenters: Thomas Harcarik, Bill Schumacher, and Eric Saas, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
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