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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 – 1:00-3:00 p.m. EDT     [View webinar]        

ASWM’s July Members’ Webinar to learn about a new international handbook on best practices for wetland education centers and explore wetland center case studies 

Handbook on Best Practices for the Planning, Design and Operation of Wetland Education Centres

Wetland Link International North America Webinar II: Best Practice in Designing, Building and Operation of Wetland Education Centers

If you work in wetland education or you are interested in developing or improving a wetland center, theWetland Link International (WLI) North America Network is presenting ASWM’s July webinar.  The webinar will introduce the new Handbook on Best Practice in Wetland Education Centres, which was produced by ERF (Environmental Ecosystem Research Foundation, Republic of Korea) and RAMSAR.  Next, the webinar will provide presentations on various aspects of wetland center work, including sharing of case studies by our enthusiastic colleagues. The final portion of the webinar will allow for discussion and sharing of your own experiences running wetland centers.

This webinar offers the opportunity to join wetland education specialists working at wetland centers to learn more about how to plan, deliver and evaluate wetland center activities.  WLI hopes the new handbook will be an invaluable resource for anyone working in this field, whether you are planning to build a new center, updating your existing buildings or infrastructure, or looking for new ideas to operate your wetland center more effectively.

Webinar Agenda

1:00 – 1:10 pm       Welcome an Introduction to the Webinar, Brenda Zollitsch, ASWM    
1:10 – 1:30 pm       Summary of the Development of the Wetland Centre Handbook, Chris Rostron, WLI/Nathalie Bays, Oak Hammock Marsh  
1:30 – 1:50 pm       Master Planning for Wetland Centers, Marie Banks, WWT Consulting  
1:50 – 2:10 pm       Running Programs at Wetland Centers, Katelin Frase, Environmental Concern  
2:10 – 2:30 pm       Financial Planning and Resourcing, Mathalie bays, Oak Hammock Marsh  
2:30 – 3:00 pm      

Discussion on Best Practices in Planning and Management of Wetland Centers

Do we need a North America-specific Version of the Handbook?

Access to the Handbook – Web-based?  Hard copy?

Other questions

3:00 pm       Webinar ends  



Brenda Zollitsch,
Policy Analyst, ASWM
Session 1:
Chris Rostron,
WLI/Nathalie Bays, 
Oak Hammock Marsh
  Session 2: Marie Banks, 
WWT Consulting
Session 3: Katelin Frase, 
Environmental Concern
      Session 4: Nathalie Bays, 
Oak Hammock Marsh
  Session 5: Questions and 


















Thursday, June 19, 2014 – 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. EDT 

Introduction - Marla Stelk, ASWM

Key Findings from ASWM's National Report on State Definitions, Jurisdiction and Mitigation Requirements in State Programs for Ephemeral, Intermittent and Perennial Streams in the United States Brenda Zollitsch, PhD, Policy Analyst, ASWM

Brenda Zollitsch, PhD, Policy Analyst, ASWMThis ASWM Member’s Webinar will present key findings from our two-year project to document the status of and trends in stream identification, delineation and mitigation practices for ephemeral, intermittent and perennial streams across the United States.  The webinar will present highlights from the study’s comparative analysis, which was based on in-depth interviews with state staff from 47 states.  The webinar will present findings on how stream impacts are integrated into state dredge and fill and 401 certification programs, information about stream identification and assessment methods, and practices for mitigating stream alteration and degradation. The study finds substantial variability in the terms and methods used by states and provides a valuable snapshot of practices and where they are trending at this time of rapid growth in mitigation programs and practices. This project was funded by a U.S. EPA Wetland Program Grant and the McKnight Foundation.


Part 1: Introduction:
Marla Stelk, ASWM
Presenter: Brenda
Zollitsch, PhD, Policy
Analyst, ASWM
  Part 2: Brenda Zollitsch,
PhD, Policy Analyst,
  Part 3: Brenda Zollitsch, 
PhD, Policy Analyst, 
Part 4: Brenda Zollitsch, 
PhD, Policy Analyst, 
  Part 5: Questions/




















In celebration of American Wetlands Month the May Members’ Webinar is available to both members and nonmembers.

Tom Biebighauser, U.S. Forest Service

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 – 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. EST 

Designing Wetlands for Rare Amphibians, Tom Biebighauser, U.S. Forest Service

Populations of certain amphibians are in steep decline.  Chytridiomycosis fungus, urban development, and global warming are appearing to spell doom for many species.  The good news is that something can be done to help rare species of amphibians by restoring wetlands.  You’ll see how wetlands can be designed and built to provide habitat for the wood frog, four-toed salamander, Chiricahua leopard frog, red-legged frog, eastern spadefoot, and great basin spadefoot.

Tom Biebighauser is an ASWM member who works as a Wildlife Biologist for the U.S. Forest Service.  He has restored over 1,500 wetlands in 20-States and 2-Canadian Provinces, assisting thousands of private landowners and agency personnel with the design and construction of wetlands for improving wildlife and fish habitat. He teaches practical, hands-on workshops across North America where participants learn about wetland restoration and drainage by becoming involved in the design and construction of naturally appearing and functioning wetlands.  Tom has written three books about restoring wetlands A Guide to Creating Vernal Ponds in 2003, Wetland Drainage, Restoration, and Repair in 2007, and Wetland Restoration and Construction - A Technical Guide, in 2011. Photos showing some of the wetlands he has built are available for viewing hereYou may contact him at tombiebighauser@gmail.com

Part 1   Part 2   Part 3  
Part 4   Part 5      
















Tuesday, December 11, 2012 – 2:00 p.m. EST

Coastal Blue Carbon - What's all the Fuss About?

Presenter: Steve Emmett-Mattox, Restore America’s Estuaries 

Length: 90 minutes 

Learn about the emerging concept of coastal blue carbon and how it could help achieve tidal wetland management goals. Topics will include 

  • The voluntary carbon markets
  • The carbon storage and sequestration potential of tidal wetlands
  • Current coastal blue carbon activities in the U.S. and globally, emphasis on the U.S.
  • Application of coastal blue carbon to restoration and conservation
  • How to get involved
  • Future directions and next steps
Part 1: Introduction &
Steve Emmett-Mattox
        Part 2: Steve
          Part 3: Questions &









Tuesday, November 27, 2012 – 3:00 p.m. EST 

Water Quality Standards for Wetlands

Presenters: Jeanne Christie and Jon Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers, Jennifer Linn, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 

Length: 90 minutes

The Association of State Wetland Managers recently completed a two-year project on the development of water quality standards for wetlands, which included a comprehensive document “Wetland Water Quality Standards for States" availablehere. Characteristics of wetlands differ from lakes and rivers. Many of the parameters used to develop standards for flowing and deep water habitats are not applicable to wetlands, which often do not have standing water year-round. Jon Kusler and Jeanne Christie along with Jennifer Linn from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will:

  • summarize the project
  • review the typical framework for the development of water quality standards,
  • describe how these can be applied to address wetlands and
  • explore how the recently completed document and other resources available can be used by states and tribes to aid in development of water quality standards for wetlands.
Part 1: Introduction - Jeanne
Christie, ASWM; 
Why Water Quality
Standards for Wetlands -
Jennifer Linn, U.S. EPA
        Part 2: Wetland Water
Quality Standards for States
- Jon Kusler, ASWM
        Part 3: Questions & Answers  


Tuesday, October 2, 2012 – 3:00 p.m. EST

 National Wetland Plant List, Dr. Bob Lichvar of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Part 1: Introduction &
National Wetland Plant
        Part 2: Wetland Plant List
          Part 3: Questions & Answers

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