2012 Past ASWM's Hot Topics Webinar Series
[2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013]

The Association of Wetland Managers (ASWM) works hard to stay abreast of time sensitive hot topics, including new policies, regulations and trending topics of interest to those involved and/or interested in wetland management and practice. From time to time, these topics do not fit in any of our current webinar series offerings so ASWM started offering a Hot Topics Webinar Series as a way to get important information out quickly to a broad audience. Some of the topics in the past have included the Clean Water Rule, the Ramsar Convention and international projects, complex legal cases, environmental economics and more. These webinars are advertised through our website, newsletters, social media and emails. There is no specific day of the month when these webinars occur. For more information and/or to join our email list for notices about upcoming events, please contact Laura Burchill at .

For a list of available past Hot Topics webinar recordings, click here.


Coastal Blue Carbon - What's all the Fuss About?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 – 2:00 p.m. EST


Steve Emmett-Mattox, Restore America’s Estuaries

Length: 90 minutes

Learn about the emerging concept of coastal blue carbon and how it could help achieve tidal wetland management goals. Topics will include

  • The voluntary carbon markets
  • The carbon storage and sequestration potential of tidal wetlands
  • Current coastal blue carbon activities in the U.S. and globally, emphasis on the U.S.
  • Application of coastal blue carbon to restoration and conservation
  • How to get involved
  • Future directions and next steps
Part 1: Introduction &
Steve Emmett-Mattox
        Part 2: Steve
          Part 3: Questions &









Water Quality Standards for Wetlands

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 – 3:00 p.m. EST


  • Jeanne Christie and Jon Kusler, Association of State Wetland Managers
  • Jennifer Linn, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Length: 90 minutes

The Association of State Wetland Managers recently completed a two-year project on the development of water quality standards for wetlands, which included a comprehensive document “Wetland Water Quality Standards for States" availablehere. Characteristics of wetlands differ from lakes and rivers. Many of the parameters used to develop standards for flowing and deep water habitats are not applicable to wetlands, which often do not have standing water year-round. Jon Kusler and Jeanne Christie along with Jennifer Linn from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will:

  • summarize the project
  • review the typical framework for the development of water quality standards,
  • describe how these can be applied to address wetlands and
  • explore how the recently completed document and other resources available can be used by states and tribes to aid in development of water quality standards for wetlands.
Part 1: Introduction - Jeanne
Christie, ASWM;
Why Water Quality
Standards for Wetlands -
Jennifer Linn, U.S. EPA
        Part 2: Wetland Water
Quality Standards for States
- Jon Kusler, ASWM
        Part 3: Questions & Answers  

National Wetland Plant List

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 – 3:00 p.m. EST


Dr. Bob Lichvar of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Part 1: Introduction &
National Wetland Plant
        Part 2: Wetland Plant List
          Part 3: Questions & Answers

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