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.

If you haven’t used Go To Webinar before or you just need a refresher, please view our guide prior to the webinar here.

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.

April 11-13, 2017

Live Broadcast from the ASWM Annual Meeting in Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Improving Wetland and Stream Mitigation Crediting

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern


  • Steve Martin, US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Michelle Mattson, US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Eric Stein, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
  • Will Harman, Stream Mechanics


This webinar will start with an introduction to definitions and different approaches or buckets to crediting.  These will include but not be limited to ratios, SOPs, condition-based methods, functional approaches, and credit-debit methodologies.  The webinar will discuss the various elements of each approach and how they work in different contexts.  The second part of the webinar will discuss how different approaches have been used in the field and how to improve wetland and stream mitigation crediting. 


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.

How to Connect with the Public to Protect Wetlands: Findings from ASWM’s Wetland Communications Case Study Project

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern


  • Brenda Zollitsch and Marla Stelk, Association of State Wetland Mangers

Registration coming soon.

Utilizing Beaver Dam Analogs, Restoration and Irrigation Practices to Address Drought and Critical Habitat Issues in the Western United States

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern

Registration coming soon.

August 2017 – No Scheduled Members’ Webinar

Capitalizing on Ecosystem Services Evaluation and Building Environmental Markets (ESV)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern

Registration coming soon.

How to Work with Wetland Datasets and Communicate Statistical Findings: Lessons Learned from Work in the Trenches

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern

Registration coming soon.

Restoration Outcomes and Reporting: An Assessment of Wetland Area Gains in Wisconsin

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern


  • Tom Dahl, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Rusty Griffin, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Billions of dollars have been spent to restore wetlands throughout the conterminous United States, leading to gains in wetland area nationwide. However, knowledge regarding the impact of these additions is limited, in part due to the lack of a centralized restoration database, varying definitions of restoration, and shifting protocols amongst restoration initiatives.

This presentation will share findings from a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service study of 430 wetland restoration projects in Wisconsin between 2003 and 2008.  The study used high-resolution photography to evaluate the restoration projects. Aerial photo-interpretation and geospatial analysis were used to determine pre- and post-project status of wetland extent and habitat type(s). Wetland extent was mapped within project boundaries and wetland area gains were identified. Wetlands were classified by cover type and hydrology to record reestablished habitats, as well as document the prevailing land use setting of the project area and compare these results to data reported by the state. The majority of wetland area gains were classified as seasonally flooded emergent marshes, and restoration sites were primarily located within agricultural settings.

The study found 39% of wetland area gains reported by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) agreed with the study’s geospatially derived data. Actual reestablished wetland area was 61% less than the reported reestablished area. These results are valuable for documenting discrepancies between restoration accomplishment reporting and change in wetland area observed, and understanding current trends in reestablishment, including habitat types, hydrologic regimes, and land use settings. Results are beneficial to resource managers by providing insight into restoration shortcomings and the over-reporting that can occur when GIS tracking is not employed

Registration coming soon.

How to Keep Headcuts from Working their Way Up or Downstream and Destroying Wetlands

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern


  • Tom Biebighauser

Registration coming soon.

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