The Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) conducted a study of state-level wetland work in all fifty states.  ASWM’s national study was designed to: 1) assess status and trends; 2) identify models and lessons learned; and 3) document information and program development needs. Information gathered for each state included a focus on status of work towards each of EPA’s four Core Elements.  Data collection was completed for a snapshot of the year 2014 and the report will be available in July 2015.

For each of the 50 states, ASWM documented the status of the state’s:

  • Wetland Regulations and Programs;
  • Wetland Monitoring and assessment;
  • Voluntary Wetland Restoration Programs and Activities;
  • Wetland Water Quality Standards;
  • Adaptation and/or Climate Change Activities Involving Wetlands;
  • Areas of Integration with Other State Programs; and
  • Unique Education and Outreach Models.

The final ASWM report, Status and Trends Report on State Wetland Programs in the United States, provides a comprehensive look at how states are approaching each of the four core elements for state wetland programs, including state summary documents, comparative data analysis and maps, descriptive text on status and trends and documentation of potential models.

Additionally, the report includes a set of recommendations for supporting states and links to additional information for states and tribes to use as a resource for developing their own state programs. 

Additional resources about sustainable financing can be found here.

Please click on any state below for a direct link to any of ASWM"s 50 State Wetland Program Summaries.

If you have questions or comments about the State Summaries project or the Status and Trends Report, please contact ASWM Policy Analyst Brenda Zollitsch via email  or telephone (207) 892-3399.

ASWM Publications & Resources

ASWM has prepared a number of reports on the challenges faced by state-level wetland regulatory programs. Each report is available in PDF format and may be viewed and/or downloaded by clicking on the link.



Other Publications & Resources