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.

Improving Wetland and Stream Mitigation Crediting

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


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. 


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


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.


Protecting Wetlands from Becoming Unzipped by Head-cuts

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern


Advancing head-cuts are the number one cause of wetland failure. Both natural and constructed wetlands can be drained overnight by a head-cut. Head-cuts cause deep and wide ditches to form, removing standing water and lowering the elevation of groundwater in a wetland. They can unzip a wetland overnight, causing tremendous erosion in the process. Techniques being used across North America to protect wetlands from head-cuts will be examined in detail during this webinar.


Tom Biebighauser, Wetland Restoration & Training, LLC


Tom Biebighauser is a Wildlife Biologist and Wetland Ecologist who has restored over 1,900 wetlands in 23-States, in Canada, New Zealand, and Puerto Rico.  He has studied drainage for 34-years, learning from contractors who worked their lives to destroy wetlands.  Tom teaches practical, hands-on workshops where participants learn how to restore wetlands by becoming involved in the design and construction of naturally appearing and functioning wetlands.  He has written 4-books about wetland restoration techniques, and instructs graduate-level courses on the topic at the University Louisville Speed School of Engineering, and at Eastern Kentucky University.  Tom has received 44-awards for his contributions to wetland restoration, including the National Wetlands Award for Conservation and Restoration in 2015.

Registration coming soon.

To view Past Members' Wetland Webinars:

Members You must be logged in.

Nonmembers To view recent Members' Webinars, please join ASWM.

To view 2012 webinars (publicly available), click here.