Members' Wetland Webinar Series

ASWM Member Webinar

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.

For more information about this  webinar series, please contact Laura Burchill at or (207) 892-3399.

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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If you would like to participate in the webinar but believe there is not enough time to join and register, please contact Laura at or call 207-892-3399.

Helping Wetland Restoration Decision-Making with EPA’s Recovery Potential Screening Tool

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 3:00pm ET


• Douglas Norton, Senior Environmental Scientist, US Environmental Protection Agency


Monitoring under the Clean Water Act has identified tens of thousands of polluted US water bodies that are in need of restoration. Many healthy waters without watershed protection strategies are also at risk of becoming polluted. This webinar will present the Recovery Potential Screening (RPS) Tool designed by EPA to help government and private programs compare watersheds and plan their efforts for greater likelihood of restoration and protection success. Over the past 14 years the RPS tool has assisted state water quality programs, local watershed groups, river basin managers (US and international), tribes and federal environmental agencies, with projects in over ¾ of states and territories.


Douglas Norton is a Senior Environmental Scientist at the US Environmental Protection Agency and Healthy Watersheds Coordinator for EPA’s Office of Water. For two decades, he has been leading projects to protect the nation’s rivers, streams and lakes, working with states to improve water quality and finding ways to make information available to educate and engage citizens about the condition of their local waterways.  He developed the Watershed Academy, an online EPA platform that provides web-based training and live webcasts conducted by expert instructors on a number of topics, including low-impact development, the Clean Water Act and watershed protection and management.  Norton created the EPA’s Recovery Potential Screening Tool and website, which provides a systematic approach for comparing watersheds, and the Watershed Index Online website, which offers an interactive tool and national library of 460 watershed indicators. Norton also led the creation and implementation of a mobile-friendly website called, “How’s My Waterway” that provides public access to data on the condition of thousands of waterways and their ongoing restoration activities across the US. 

Members' Wetland Webinar SeriesThere is no charge for current members. Please click on "Current Members Register Here" to register.


ASWM Members' Wetland Webinar SeriesIf you would like to register for this and future ASWM Member Webinars and are not a current member, please click on Join ASWM. After receiving your membership payment you will be sent a confirmation email and you can return to this page to register.

If you would like to participate in the webinar but believe there is not enough time to join and register, please contact Laura at  or call 207-892-3399. 

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