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.

Identifying Listed Species and Streamlining Section 7 Consultation for Wetland Permitting (And More): Introduction to the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Online IPaC Tool

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 3:00-4:30 pm Eastern


• Victoria Foster, National IPaC Program Coordinator, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service


Wetland permit review and NEPA require consideration of species listed under the Endangered Species Act. However, obtaining information about the presence of species and navigating the Section 7 consultation process can at times be challenging. To improve this, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) developed IPaC - the Service’s online Information for Planning and Consultation platform. IPaC offers 24-hour assistance to agency and public users with scoping projects for listed species that may occur in the area; it also provides information on NWI wetlands, migratory birds, and Service-managed lands. IPaC streamlines the process of obtaining official species lists and can provide some final programmatic consultation decisions, where projects qualify. This webinar will share an overview of IPaC’s current functionality, a glimpse into what’s coming soon, and provide a live demonstration of how to use IPaC’s features to effectively obtain species information and consultation assistance.


Victoria Foster is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National IPaC Program Coordinator. IPaC is the FWS’s online Information for Planning and Consultation platform, available here. A biologist with the FWS since 2007, prior to working with IPaC, Victoria spent 10 years working on species conservation issues in Florida, including overseeing the Conservation Planning Assistance (i.e., Section 7 regulatory) team in South Florida from 2010-2014. Before focusing on endangered species, she did environmental regulatory and wetland permitting work in Florida with both Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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 a
 or call 207-892-3399.

A Certificate of Participation to be used toward Continuing Education Credits will be available for this Webinar. Free Certificates of Participation are a benefit of ASWM membership. Non-Members who request a certificate will be charged a processing fee of $25.00. Certificates are not available for viewing recorded webinars. More Information can be found here.

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