2021 State Tribal Federal Coordination Meeting

 Protecting Waters in a Time of Rapid Change

We invite you to join us for ASWM’s Annual State/Tribal/Federal Coordination Meeting, to be held at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) from March 28-April 1, 2022. The purpose of this annual meeting is to support state and tribal wetland program managers, and other wetland professionals as they respond to challenges in the coming year. Although we are currently scheduled to be at the NCTC, we will be monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic very closely and will follow all federal guidelines and mandates related to the pandemic. If circumstances require it, we will shift the meeting to a fully virtual format.


March 28-April 1, 2022





National Conservation Training Center
Shepherdstown, WV


Focus areas for this year’s meeting include:

  • Sharing the Marsh: Approaches to Engaging Under-resourced Communities in Wetland Protections
  • Passing the Will-O’-Wisp: Continuity and Mentorship for Staffing Changes
  • Foraging for Funds: Sticking Your Straw into the Infrastructure Pot for Climate Resiliency
  • Staying Afloat: Regulatory Changes and Updates for States and Tribes
  • Learning to Fly: Advances in Tools and Technology
  • Building Your Nest: Developing a Community of Practice through Effective Outreach and Communications



Agenda Outline

Daily Schedule


Call for Abstracts - Now Open

Deadline to submit abstracts is Monday, February 7, 2022. For more information and to submit an abstract, please go here.

Jon A. Kusler Student Scholarship Award - Now Open

The Jon A. Kusler Student Scholarship Award competition is now open. The Award will fund all expenses for one or more students studying wetland science, law or policy (either undergraduate or graduate level) to attend ASWM's annual State/Tribal/Federal Coordination meeting. More details will be forthcoming with the announcement at the end of January. Deadline to apply is Monday, February 7, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. ET. For information, please go here.

Registration Information Coming Soon

Sponsorship - Information Coming Soon  

The National Conservation Training Center

698 Conservation Way
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Phone: 877-706-6282 or 304-876-7900

Room Rates - Coming Soon. Please check back. Thank you!


The National Conservation Training Center, or frequently referred to as NCTC, is located just 60 miles or just over 1 hour outside the Washington DC metropolitan beltway. They are part of the Shepherdstown, West Virginia community also known for the nearby state university just down the road. They are located closest to the Washington Dulles International Airport, but many customers also use Baltimore/Washington International and Reagan National (DC) Airport. For directions, visit their website here.

Directions to NCTC ~ Maps ~ Shuttle Service ~ Facilities

Directions to NCTC

Includes directions from:

Washington Dulles Airport

Reagan National Airport

Baltimore-Washington International Airport

From Martinsburg, WV

Driving Directions

Area Maps

Map of major highways for MD/WV/VA/DC

Map of major roadways of the Eastern Panhandle of WV

Road map of Shepherdstown, WV

Campus Maps

Accessibility Map: full color map of the campus including Handicapped Accessible routes, depictions of elevators and TTY phones.

Campus Maps: full color map of the campus

Historic Trails: West Virginia is full of historic trails and buildings. This is a brochure that highlights some of these sites of local interest.

Google Maps: Mapping websites have a difficult time locating NCTC using their mailing address. However, Google Maps will show you how to get to the NCTC entrance via 100 Col Shepherd Rd, Shepherdstown, WV 25443, USA.

Shuttle Service

Shuttle service is available only from the Dulles International Airport in Sterling, VA on Sundays and Fridays. More information is available here.

Information on NCTC Facilities (Dining, Day Care, Service, etc.)

Things to Do in Shepherdstown

Shepherdstown Visitors Center
Jefferson County WV Chamber of Commerce
Berkeley County WV Chamber of Commerce
Calendar of Events

For more local activities, visit the Friends of NCTC website.

Recreation, Entertainment, Attractions

Antiques and Flea Markets
Cress Creek Country Club
Morgan's Grove Park
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
Potomac Valley Audubon Society
Shepherdstown Music and Dance
The Shepherdstown Opera House
Upper Potomac Music Weekends
Yankauer Nature Preserve
Washington Heritage Trail

A complete list of things to do in Shepherdstown, can be found here.


Contact Information


Brenda Zollitsch, Senior Policy Analyst
Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc.
(207) 892-3399;

Marla Stelk, Executive Director
Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc.
(207) 892-3399;

General Information

Laura Burchill, Office Manager
Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc.
500 Washington Avenue, Suite 201, Portland, ME 04103
(207) 892-3399; Fax: (207) 894-7992;