The Association of State Wetland Managers is always seeking new ways to enhance the services and information we provide. These activities are underway but lack dedicated funding. It is our hope to raise funds for these through donations for general support, or through donations to the Wetlandkeepers campaign. 

 

Wetland Breaking News, ASWM's Monthly E-News Service

Wetland Breaking News is an edited compilation of wetland-related news and announcements submitted by readers and gleaned from list-servs, press releases and news sources, nationally. The e-newsletter features legislative, national and states' news (from throughout the U.S.) relevant to wetland science and policy, wetland regulations and legal analysis of Supreme court cases. It also features new publications and resources available to wetland professionals as well as events and training opportunities. In 2011 it was distributed to 4,000 subscribers and countless other readers via Facebook and Twitter. Wetland Breaking News has been published for over ten years. There is no specific or dedicated funding for this service.

ASWM's Blog: The Compleat Wetlander

ASWM launched a blog in spring 2009 on wetlands titled “The Compleat Wetlander" to provide a forum for discussion on current topics. Three posts per week include a food-for-thought Compleat Wetlander piece, featured blogs in Views from the Blog-o-Sphere and Wetlander’s Pick of the Posts, and a Strange Wetlands story. The blog also features wetland poetry, art and News from Southern Maine.

Expanded Climate Change Resources

ASWM created a new series of web resources on its main website for wetlands and climate change topics, such as sea level rise, carbon sequestration and adaptation. However, these are quickly outgrowing the current website and will need to be expanded into a new website for ASWM's wetlands & climate change program, or an equivalent solution. 

Update of State Program Summaries

ASWM is seeking funding for its state program summaries.  Most state summaries have been completed, but some have not and others need to be brought up to date including links to more detailed information on the states’ webpages.