Wetland Breaking News - April 2018

                

 


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Dear Wetlanders,

The Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) had another successful Annual State/Tribal/Federal Coordination Meeting last week at the Tommy Douglas Conference Center in Silver Spring, MD. We dedicated the entire first day to improving our collective understanding of what’s next in regard to the Waters of the U.S. and the potential implications of court cases and future new rulemakings. We also dug into the challenges and opportunities surrounding state assumption of the Section 404 program and what role cooperative federalism can and/or should play in all of this.

The second day of the meeting was focused more on partnerships and integration – how other related state associations (i.e., clean water, floodplains, wildlife, etc.) are reacting to changing federal policies and where they see challenges or opportunities. Are there areas where our respective associations can find common ground to work together? We also heard four fantastic case study presentations which highlighted successful integration efforts among state programs and on the ground projects that have resulted in many stackable benefits for communities such as flood risk reduction, improved drinking water quality, economic revitalization, open space, habitat improvements, etc.

The day before our annual meeting, ASWM hosted a one-day workshop on “Exploring Opportunities for Integrated Mapping and Functional Assessment of Riverine and Coastal Floodplains and Wetlands,” sponsored by the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Foundation. The workshop was developed as a joint project with the Natural Floodplain Functions Alliance and the Wetland Mapping Consortium. Integration and partnerships were again a very prominent theme to the day.

Thus, in the spirit of developing new partnerships and increasing efficiencies through program and project integration, I have highlighted five stories in the Editor’s Choice which I feel speak to this focus area. Collaboration is not easy, but essential to the success of our programs and projects. My new favorite quote that I recently heard from Larry Larson at ASFPM: “Collaboration: an unnatural act between two consenting adults.” Challenging – absolutely – but the potential pay-offs are tremendous.


Marla J. Stelk
Editor
Wetland Breaking News

 
   
              


The unappreciated economic value of environmental stewardship

By Brandon Keim – Anthropocene Magazine – April 4, 2018
Think about the ways that nature generates economic value. Resources probably jump to mind first: lumber to be harvested, fish to be caught commercially. Then recreational hunting and fishing, and ecotourism too. If you’re of an ecomodernist bent, there’s the value of ecosystem services such as clean air and water. Environmental stewardship, however, the hard work of people restoring ecosystems, picking up litter, and helping animals, likely doesn’t enter the equation. Yet the value might be surprisingly high. Read full article here.

National Flood Insurance Is Underwater Because of Outdated Science

By Jen Schwartz – Scientific America – March 23, 2018
The National Flood Insurance Program, which covers some 5.2 million property holders in the U.S., was slated to get a badly needed overhaul today. The Senate’s task—which includes hammering out reforms that address the changing math of flood risk—has already been pushed back three times since November. Yet lawmakers still have not compromised on how to fix a broken system, so a reauthorization of the NFIP will almost certainly be punted again, to July 31. Read full article here.

How to strategically relocate agriculture to sidestep biodiversity loss

By Emma Bryce – Anthropocene Magazine – March 23, 2018
By shifting farming to some parts of the planet, and minimizing it in others, we could prevent 88% of future biodiversity loss, a recent study shows. Writing in Global Change Biology, the study’s researchers predicted that if agriculture continues on its current trajectory, it will displace an estimated 11% of the planet’s biodiversity by 2040. But they also demonstrated how strategically relocating agriculture to parts of the world that are less biodiverse could sidestep 88% of that loss. Alternatively, if we opted for smaller-scale changes at the country level–shifting agriculture from biodiverse areas to locations with less wildlife—we’d still save 61%. Read full article here.

Bring community voices into disaster rebuilding and infrastructure planning

By Laurie Schoeman – The Hill – March 21, 2018
After wildfires and hurricanes ravaged the country last year, we saw devastating human impact, but also soon came to understand the huge financial costs to communities needing to rebuild. Reports are calling 2017 the most costly disaster year on record, with estimates of over $306 billion in damage to housing, transit, infrastructure and businesses. We know that a $1 investment of federal funds in resilient infrastructure can yield $6 in savings, and we also know that community voice is necessary to building more resilient infrastructure for the future. Read full blog post here.

Redefining Business with Environmental Restoration

By Andrew Wu – Conservation Finance Network – March 14, 2018
For environmentalists, the word “business” often raises the specter of pollution. High-profile incidents such as the Volkswagen emissions scandal and the BP oil spill remind us how businesses often profit from pollution, causing a total of $4.7 trillion in environmental damages per year. Despite the rapid growth of renewable energy, the world economy remains reliant on fossil fuels. And when projecting global emissions, the IPCC has shown how business-as-usual scenarios are likely to seriously disrupt our entire ecosystem. Simply put, business in its current form is a disaster for the environment. Read full article here.

 

 

 

The Trump administration has officially clipped the wings of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

By Darryl Fears and Dino Grandoni – The Washington Post – April 13, 2018
The Trump administration made it clear this week that it is sapping the strength of a century-old law to protect birds, issuing guidance that the law would not be used as it has been to hold people or companies accountable for killing the animals. Read full story here.

Former coal lobbyist confirmed as No. 2 official at EPA

By Matthew Daly – Associated Press– The Washington Post – April 12, 2018
The Senate on Thursday confirmed a former coal industry lobbyist as the second-highest official at the Environmental Protection Agency, putting him next in line to run the agency if embattled administrator Scott Pruitt is forced out or resigns. Senators approved Andrew Wheeler as the agency’s deputy administrator despite complaints from Democrats that Wheeler helped lead a fight by the coal industry to block regulations that protect Americans’ health and begin to address climate change. Read full story here.

Zinke backs off plan for big national park fee increases

By Timothy Cama – The Hill – April 12, 2018
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke formally backed off from a plan for big increases to entrance fees for some national parks. The National Park Service said Thursday it will increase most entrance fees at parks that currently charge them by $5, much less than the increase of as much as $45 that Zinke proposed in October. That would have raised a vehicle pass for the most-visited parks during their peak periods to $70. Read full story here.

States will have to account for climate change in cleanup plans

By Karl Blankernship – Bay Journal – April 11, 2018
States in the Chesapeake Bay watershed have agreed to write plans later this year that will acknowledge the extent to which climate change will require significantly more work in the future to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. In December, state and federal officials in the Chesapeake Bay Program had agreed that the scheduled updates to state-specific cleanup plans would outline ways to address the impact of climate change. But they stopped short of requiring that the plans acknowledge the magnitude of the impact: The Bay Program’s computer models show that states will need to reduce an additional 9 million pounds of nitrogen and 500,000 pounds of phosphorus to offset the impacts of climate change on Bay water quality. Read full article here.

New federal budget does not contain funds to build oyster reefs in Maryland or Virginia

By Timothy B. Wheeler – Bay Journal – April 6, 2018
Oyster restoration in the Chesapeake Bay faces an uncertain future because the federal budget recently passed by Congress failed to provide any dedicated money to continue reef construction in either Maryland or Virginia. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been building oyster reefs in the Bay for more than 20 years, and in recent years it’s been a major partner in the state-federal initiative to restore oyster habitat and populations in 10 of the Bay’s tributaries by 2025. But the omnibus spending bill for fiscal year 2018 — approved March 23 and signed the same day by President Trump — marks the second year in a row with no specific appropriation for the Corps to continue reef restoration in the Bay. Read full article here.

Trump, McCarthy mulling ways to cut omnibus spending

By Julie Grace Brufke and Niv Elis – The Hill – April 3, 2018
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and President Trump are discussing ways to cut some of the funding recently passed in the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending package, which drew fierce criticism from conservatives. According to multiple reports, the method by which they would do this relies on a provision in the 1974 Congressional Budget and Impound Control Act, in which the president can formally request Congress to rescind some of the budget authority it laid out in the omnibus. Read full story here.

Atlanta and Baltimore going green with ‘environmental impact bonds’

By Jessica Pothering – Impact Alpha – April 2, 2018
Stormwater runoff from cities threatens water bodies worldwide. Washington, DC, in 2016 pioneered the use of “environmental impact bonds” to pay for open space, permeable pavement and other ways to capture and absorb rainwater. Read full story here.

States lagging badly in planting streamside trees

By Timothy B. Wheeler – Bay Journal – April 2, 2018
For all of the recent good news about the Chesapeake Bay, including declines in nutrient pollution and the resurgence of underwater grasses, there’s one trend that’s far from positive. For the last decade or so, the federal-state restoration effort has missed its targets — badly and consistently — for planting new forests along streams and rivers throughout the Bay watershed. Read full article here.

Judge Rejects Exxon's Attempt to Shut Down Climate Fraud Investigations

By John H. Cushman, Jr. and David Hasemyer – InsideClimate News – March 29, 2018
With a sharp rebuke, a federal judge on Thursday rejected Exxon's attempt to shut down two state investigations into whether the oil giant misled investors for years about the risks of climate change. U.S. District Court Judge Valerie Caproni dismissed Exxon's complaint with prejudice, meaning the company can't refile it. In the first line of her ruling, the judge described Exxon's actions as "running roughshod over the adage that the best defense is a good offense." Read full story here.

Most watershed residents unaware of their role in pollution

By Karl Blankenship – Bay Journal – March 28, 2018
About 85 percent of Chesapeake Bay watershed residents think that people working together can fix local water quality problems. Unfortunately, most of them have little idea of what they can do to help and — somewhat contradictorily — only 35 percent agree that their own actions contribute to local water pollution. Those findings come from a survey of 5,200 watershed residents conducted for the state-federal Bay Program last year to measure individual engagement in efforts to protect and restore the Chesapeake and the rivers and streams that ultimately drain into it. The Bay Program intends to repeat the survey every few years to see how, and whether, the level of engagement changes over time. Read full article here.

Public willing to pay to improve water quality, MU research finds

Contact: Austin Fitzgerald – University of Missouri News Bureau – March 26, 2018
In the wake of the recent water crisis in Flint, Michigan, in which studies confirmed lead contamination in the city’s drinking supply, awareness of the importance of protecting watersheds has increased. User-financed ecosystem service programs can compensate landowners to voluntarily participate in environmental improvement efforts. Now, researchers from the University of Missouri have found in a nationwide survey that members of the public are more willing to pay for improved water quality than other ecosystem services such as flood control or protecting wildlife habitats. Read full news release here.

OU Study Reveals Trends of U.S. Surface Water Body Area Over Three Decades

OU Public Affairs – March 26, 2018
A University of Oklahoma research study, led by Professor Xiangming Xiao, reveals the divergent trends of open surface water bodies in the contiguous United States from 1984 to 2016, specifically, a decreasing trend in the water-poor states and an increasing trend in the water-rich states. Surface water resources are critical for public water supply, industry, agriculture, biodiversity and ecosystem services. Read full story here.

New federal budget keeps funds for Bay Program at steady level

By Karl Blankenship – Bay Journal – March 26, 2018
Congress rejected the Trump administration’s call to eliminate funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program — or make other steep environmental cuts — and instead voted to maintain steady funding levels for the state-federal partnership. The spending plan, approved by Congress and signed by the president March 23, funds the government for the rest of the fiscal year that began Oct. 1. It includes $73 million for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Bay Program office, which coordinates the regional restoration effort and provides grants to states, local governments and nonprofits to support Bay-related activities. Read full article here.

Dangerous Decline in Biodiversity Threatens Livelihoods, Food and Water Security

YaleEnvironment360 – March 23, 2018
Human activities are causing an “alarming” decline in biodiversity that is endangering food security, clean water, energy supplies, economies, and livelihoods for billions of people worldwide, according to a new United Nations-backed study by 550 scientists, conservationists, and policy experts from over 100 countries. The report, released today by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), includes four regional assessments of biodiversity in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Europe and Central Asia. It looked at factors like species loss, deforestation, pollution, overfishing, population growth, climate change impacts, and farming, among others. Read full article here.

Trio of Nations Sign Landmark Agreement to Protect World’s Largest Tropical Wetland

By McKinley Corbley – Good News Network – March 23, 2018
In a groundbreaking show of international conservation, three South American countries have all signed a landmark agreement to preserve the Pantanal. The Pantanal is a 42-million acre stretch of wetlands that harbors over 4,700 plant and animal species. The land is also an essential source of valuable resources for humans living in proximity to the Pantanal, which include residents of Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay. That’s why the trio of nations signed the Declaration for the Conservation, Integrated and Sustainable Development of the Pantanal this week. Read full story here.

Spending bill keeps $300M for Great Lakes cleanup

Melissa Nann Burke – The Detroit News – March 21, 2018
A must-pass bill to keep the federal government running through September would fully fund the Great Lakes cleanup program targeted for cuts by the White House. The text for the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill, released late Wednesday, restores the full $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which enjoys strong bipartisan support in Michigan and other Great Lakes states. Read full story here.

Decline in Hunters Threatens How U.S. Pays For Conservation

By Nathan Rott – NPR – March 20, 2018 – Video
Tom Wrasse is at his hunting shack alone. Light pours into the small room from a window framed by antlers, harvested from the surrounding central Wisconsin woods. On the opposite wall is a collage of fading photos, showing how big the hunting parties out here used to be. "I try to keep the tradition alive," Wrasse says, looking at the photos over a cup of coffee. "But no, they've all gone their separate ways." In rural Wisconsin, the passion for hunting still appears to burn as bright as the blaze orange jackets you'll see stalking through fields or clambering up into trees during deer season. But stop into a meat processing center or a sporting goods store, ask about it at a bar or a hunting shack and you'll hear from people like Wrasse: Fewer people are hunting. "It's just kind of fading away," he says. Read full story and view video here.

 

  

CA: U.S. EPA grants three Southern California tribes approval to implement water, air programs

Contact: Nahal Mogharabi – US. Environmental Protection Agency – April 12, 2018
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it has recently approved three Southern California tribes' applications to implement certain programs under federal Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act regulations. The EPA approved “Treatment in a similar manner as a State” applications for the Morongo Band of Mission Indians in Riverside County, Calif., and the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians in San Diego County, Calif., under the federal Clean Water Act’s Water Quality Standards and Certification programs. The EPA approved a Clean Air Act application for the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians in San Diego, Calif. Read full news release here.

CA: San Francisco Bay wetlands restoration takes off

By Dave Pine – San Francisco Chronicle – April 11, 2018
Thanks to the wisdom and generosity of Bay Area voters, the restoration of San Francisco Bay for people and wildlife is about to accelerate. Earlier this week, the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority committed $17.9 million to restore tidal marshes along the shoreline from funds approved by Bay Area voters in 2016 under Measure AA, which is expected to raise $500 million over 20 years. Read full opinion here.

FL: Wetland protection poised to shift from Corps of Engineers to Florida DEP

By Tyler Treadway – TCPalm – March 19, 2018 – Video
Whom would you rather have in charge of protecting Florida's wetlands: the state or the feds?
Gov. Rick Scott is expected to sign recently approved legislation to shift responsibility for issuing permits for development on wetlands from the Army Corps of Engineers to the state Department of Environmental Protection. Read full story and view video here.

MI: Hello beetles, goodbye purple loosestrife

By Steve Zucker – Petoskey News – April 15, 2018 – Video
The beetles are coming to Boyne City — not the well-known musical group, but rather insects that will eat an invasive plant. At its most recent regular meeting last week, the Boyne City Commission approved a request from an area leadership program to release beetles on city property with a goal to help control purple loosestrife, an invasive plant species. Read full story here.

MI: EPA provides $980,000 to Michigan to restore fish and wildlife habitat in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron

Contact: Allison Lippert – US. Environmental Protection Agency – April 12, 2018
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $980,000 to the state of Michigan to restore rock reef in Saginaw Bay and improve fish and wildlife habitat in the Lake Huron watershed. Saginaw Bay is located within Lake Huron on the eastern side of the state of Michigan. Its recreational fishery is currently valued at more than $33 million per year. Read full news release here.

MI: Kirtland's Warbler recovery success story for Endangered Species Act

By Tracy Samilton – Michigan Radio – April 12, 2018 – Video
State and federal wildlife agencies say the Kirtland's Warbler can safely be removed from the endangered species list. The yellow breasted songbird breeds only in stands of young jack pines, trees found mainly in northern Michigan, but also in the U.P., Wisconsin, and Ontario. The bird numbered only about 330 individuals at its lowest point in 1987, but it has since recovered and now numbers about 4,600. Read full story and view video here.

MN: Minnesota Watershed Uses Woodchips, Wetlands to Treat Water

U.S. News – April 1, 2018
Watershed experts are using wetlands and woodchips to try and reduce nitrate runoff in Vermillion River and other Minnesota waters. Runoff from local farms has polluted the waters, Minnesota Public Radio reported. High concentrations of nitrates can give adults headaches and cramps, and cause life-threatening blue baby syndrome in infants. Nitrate levels in groundwater near the river's mouth in Hastings have risen over the past two decades, despite local farmers trying to curb runoff. Recent tests in one of the river's branches detected nitrate levels at more than twice the safe drinking-water standard. Read full story here.

NJ: Sandy victims just got more time to protect their homes against future floods

By Jonathan D. Salant – NJ.com – April 16, 2018
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to extend by three years the deadline for Hurricane Sandy homeowners to compete projects designed to protect their properties against future storms. Known as Increased Cost of Compliance funds, the federal government provided up to $30,000 for homeowners to make improvements such as elevating their homes to meet current floodplain laws. The program was funded through flood insurance premiums the homeowners already pay. Read full story here.

ND: NRCS touts shrinking wetland determination backlog but some still see problems

By Jenny Schlecht – Agweek – April 2, 2018
The North Dakota office of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the conservation arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in 2012 had a backlog of wetlands determinations reaching nearly to 4,000. In some cases, it took years for farmers to get answers on whether they were allowed to install drain tile or take other actions in possible wetland areas. Though the NRCS has refined their process, leading to a diminished backlog and a shorter time for decisions, the topic still is on the minds of some in agriculture. Read full story here.

PA: Community Clean Water Toolbox Launched to Expand Local Engagement in Reducing Pollution in Pennsylvania’s Part of Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Contact: Deb Klenotic – Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection – April 10, 2018
About 200 leaders from municipal governments, county conservation districts, agriculture, environmental groups, water companies, and other entities participated today in a meeting hosted by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to expand local engagement in Phase 3 of the state plan for improving water quality in Pennsylvania’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. “After the successful public kickoff of the Phase 3 planning process last June, the steering committee and six work groups—about 80 state and local volunteers—worked to compile data, analyze research, and determine the most viable strategies to meet our obligations,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “Taking a county-level approach is critical if Pennsylvania is to attain its pollution reduction goals.” Read full news release here. 

PA: Pilot streamside buffer projects in Lancaster County aim to grow profits for farmers

By Ad Crable – Lancaster Online – April 16, 2018
Lancaster County will get two of eight experimental projects to plant streamside vegetative buffers to improve water quality, while having the buffers make money for farmers or landowners. “These grants are intended to encourage some really unique projects to explore an added financial benefit to the farmer or landowner by including plant species that have harvestable products that can be marketed,” said Cindy Adams Dunn, secretary of the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources in a press release. Read full story here.

PA: Stream mapping helps to identify most cost-effective restoration sites

By Donna Morelli – Bay Journal – March 22, 2018
When Joseph Sweeney purchased farmland in Lancaster County, PA, in 2001, its fairly level pastures were typical of a traditional local farm — so were the steep, failing banks that strangled the stream as it ran through the property. “I could jump across any part of our stream when we first bought the property,” Sweeney said. About 10 years later, after a major stream restoration project involving government agencies, university researchers and consultants, things had changed. Read full article here.

VA: Groundwater: the next frontier of concern on Virginia’s Eastern Shore

By Whitney Pipkin – Bay Journal – April 12, 2018
On Virginia’s portion of the Eastern Shore, it’s the growing number of chickens — not people — that has residents worried about the quantity and quality of their water supply. Scientists have known for at least a decade that the use of groundwater from the region’s Yorktown-Eastover system of aquifers has been drawing down the supply more quickly than rainfall can replenish it. But residents started to worry last year that water demands from the growing number of new poultry houses in Accomack County could put too much pressure on an already fragile system. Read full article here.

WA: Spokane County, Central Valley district make Saltese Flats wetlands restoration project a reality

By Amy Edelen – The Spokesman-Review – April 3, 2018
Restoration of the Saltese Flats natural wetland system has been in Spokane County’s plans for close to a decade. But now, a partnership with the Central Valley School District will help bring the project to fruition for educational opportunities and recreational use. The wetland restoration project – to be east of a new high school that voters approved in the Central Valley School District near 16th Avenue and Henry Road – will include multiuse trails, a bird habitat, viewing areas and an interpretive center with an auditorium, classrooms and meeting space. Read full story here.

WI: DNR Staff Felt Pressure to Approve Wetland Fill for Frac Sand Mining Project

By Rich Kremer – Wisconsin Public Radio – April 9, 2018
A two-year battle to build a frac sand plant on 16 acres of rare wetlands in Monroe County is coming to a head this spring. A judge will decide if the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources followed the law when it approved the project last year. Staff at the DNR say they felt pressured by department administration to rush the approval of a controversial permit to fill 16 acres of high-quality wetlands in western Wisconsin that’s now being challenged in court, according to emails obtained by Wisconsin Public Radio through an open records request and interviews with former staffers. Read full story here.

 

 

New research predicts which trees are at greatest risk of beetle invasion

 PHYS.org – April 16, 2018
Pitch pine forests are at greater risk of attack from the southern pine beetle than forests with a mix of tree species, according to research from Dartmouth College. The study shows that the composition of forests is more important than other factors when predicting where the destructive pest will strike next.  The research, published in Forest Ecology and Management, adds to understanding of the southern pine beetle and confirms previous research from the beetle's southern habitat on the importance of characteristics that increase forest susceptibility to the pest. Read full story here. 

Moss Capable of Removing Arsenic from Drinking Water Discovered

By Stockholm University – Laboratory Equipment – April 16, 2018
A moss capable of removing arsenic from contaminated water has been discovered by researchers from Stockholm University. And it happens quickly—in just one hour, the arsenic level is so low that the water is no longer harmful for people to drink. The study has been published in the journal Environmental Pollution.  The aquatic moss Warnstofia fluitans, which grows in northern Sweden, has the ability to quickly absorb and adsorb arsenic from water. The discovery allows for an environmentally friendly way to purify water of arsenic. One possible scenario is to grow the moss in streams and other watercourses with high levels of arsenic. Read full story here. 

Scientists debunk myth that Yellowstone wolves changed entire ecosystem, flow of rivers 

By Michael Kuhne – AccuWeather – April 16, 2018
For centuries, the wolf has inspired long-standing myths and legends across the world. In recent years, viral videos online have spun new tales about the wolf, attributing immense ecological changes to the canine, including a cascade of effects powerful enough to alter the flow of rivers in Yellowstone National Park. While wolves are crucial predators in the Yellowstone food web, the story of a wolf-driven "trophic cascade" promoted in a popular online video is far from the complex reality of the park's ecosystem. According to the video, which has nearly 40 million views, the re-introduction of wolves to the park helped reduce the elk population, in turn allowing the heavily browsed willows to grow taller. Read full story here. 

Chesapeake Bay grass resurgence is first big conservation success tied to humans, scientists say

By Katherine Hafner – The Virginian-Pilot – April 13, 2018
Grass is back and thriving in the Chesapeake Bay and that bodes well for not only your dinner plate but the future of human-led efforts to restore polluted ecosystems. The bay is seeing its greatest growth of underwater grasses in almost half a century, according to a study released recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  Read full story here. 

Large wildfires bring increases in annual river flow 

By Steve Lundeberg – Oregon State University – April 12, 2018
Large wildfires cause increases in stream flow that can last for years or even decades, according to a new analysis of 30 years of data from across the continental United States. Enhanced river flows are a good news, bad news proposition. The good news is more water can be a boon, such as serving as a hedge during times of scarce water. The bad news is more water can also be a detriment, especially when it comes with an increase in contaminants, such as sediment or nutrients, caused by the greater runoff that follows vegetation losses to fire. Read full story here. 

One-fifth of carbon entering coastal waters of eastern North America is buried

By Liam Jackson – Penn State News – April 11, 2018
Coastal waters play an important role in the carbon cycle by transferring carbon to the open ocean or burying it in wetland soils and ocean sediments, a new study shows. The team, led by Raymond Najjar, professor of oceanography in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, constructed the first known carbon budget of the eastern coast of North America from the southern tip of Nova Scotia, Canada, to the southern tip of Florida. They tracked the flows of organic and inorganic carbon into and out of coastal waters. Read full story here. 

The 100th Meridian, Where the Great Plains Begin, May Be Shifting

By Kevin Krajick – Columbia University State of the Planet – April 11, 2018
In 1878, the American geologist and explorer John Wesley Powell drew an invisible line in the dirt—a very long line. It was the 100th meridian west, the longitude he identified as the boundary between the humid eastern United States and the arid Western plains. Running south to north, the meridian cuts northward through the eastern states of Mexico, and on to Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, the Dakotas, and the Canadian province of Manitoba on its way to the pole. Powell, best known for exploring the Grand Canyon and other parts of the West, was wary of large-scale settlement in that often harsh region, and tried convincing Congress to lay out water and land-management districts crossing state lines to deal with environmental constraints. Western political leaders hated the idea—they feared this might limit development, and their own power—and it never went anywhere. It was not the first time that politicians would ignore the advice of scientists. Now, 140 years later, scientists are looking again at the 100th meridian. Read full blog post here. 

The oceans’ circulation hasn’t been this sluggish in 1,000 years. That’s bad news.

By Chris Mooney – Associated Press – The Washington Post – April 11, 2018 – Video
The Atlantic Ocean circulation that carries warmth into the Northern Hemisphere’s high latitudes is slowing down because of climate change, a team of scientists asserted Wednesday, suggesting one of the most feared consequences is already coming to pass. The Atlantic meridional overturning circulation has declined in strength by 15 percent since the mid-20th century to a “new record low,” the scientists conclude in a peer-reviewed study published in the journal Nature. That’s a decrease of 3 million cubic meters of water per second, the equivalent of nearly 15 Amazon Rivers. Read full story and view video here. 

Nature, heal thyself: the lessons of restoration ecology 

By Brandon Keim – Anthropocene Magazine – April 11, 2018
In the late 1980s, the practice of healing damaged landscapes was formalized as the discipline of restoration ecology. Though the science is young, enough time has passed to ask whether it’s working and what lessons we’ve learned. Can the rents in Earth’s fabric ever be repaired by our muddy hands? “Restoration is at a crossroads,” says Holly Jones, a restoration ecologist at Northern Illinois University. “We are a new science, but far enough along that we can take stock and see how well we are doing at achieving our goals.” Read full article here. 

Managed grazing cultivates new believers among watershed farmers

By Whitney Pipkin – Bay Journal – April 5, 2018
A Maryland dairyman felt like a lone wolf when he started down the decade-long path to nourishing his animals and his land differently. A Virginia cattleman said his neighbors laughed at him, and a Pennsylvania rancher agreed. No other farmer they knew was using grazing techniques this way. “Now,” said Mike Phillips, a farmer in Rockingham County, VA, “the ones who laughed are asking how we’re doing it.” Read full article here. 

New Control Methods Can Help Protect Coral Reefs from Invasive Species

Environmental News Network April 3, 2018
Control efforts such as the removal of shipwrecks and application of chlorine may help mitigate the damaging effects of corallimorph, which is a type of invasive anemone, on valuable coral reefs in the Central Pacific Ocean, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study. Read full story here. 

New data updates earlier findings on extreme weather events

By Jeff Gunderson – Stormwater Report – April 3, 2018
The European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC; Halle, Germany) recently released a publication that updates a previous 2013 EASAC report with new data showing that extreme weather events have become more frequent during the past 36 years. The new findings — which confirm the conclusions in the original report and extend the previous analysis — reveal a significant uptick in floods and other hydrological events compared even with 5 years ago. According to the publication, Extreme weather events in Europe: Preparing for climate change adaptation: an update on EASAC’s 2013 study, the number of floods and other hydrological events globally have quadrupled since 1980 and have doubled since 2004, while climatological events — such as extreme temperatures, droughts, and forest fires — have more than doubled since 1980. Moreover, meteorological events, such as storms, have doubled since 1980. These trends highlight the urgency of adaptation to climate change, the study recommends. Read full story here.

Some glaciers may already be functionally extinct 

By Sarah DeWeerdt – Anthropocene Magazine – March 27, 2018
One of the complexities of dealing with climate change is that the effects of greenhouse gas emissions often aren’t instantaneous. That lag time enables a bit of denial on our part – we’re able to convince ourselves that climate change isn’t so bad, because the consequences of current emissions won’t be fully felt until sometime in the future. On the flip side, that means we’re always at least half a step behind in responding.  Take glaciers, for example. Even if carbon emissions stopped entirely today, glaciers would keep shrinking for much of the 21st century, according to an analysis published 19 March in Nature Climate Change. Read full article here. 

Land degradation drives mass migration, climate change – experts 

By Reuters – The Washington Post – March 26, 2018
Billions of people live on farmland that is deteriorating and producing less food, and this situation could force hundreds of millions of people to migrate over the next three decades, a major report said Monday. The study, which is backed by the United Nations, said climate change and worsening land quality could see crop yields halve in some regions by 2050. It warned that larger tracts of degraded land meant that conflict over resources was more likely. Read full story here.

UNH Researchers Find Landscape Ridges May Hold Clues about Ice Age and Climate Change

University of New Hampshire (UNH) Today – March 26, 2018
Take a drive through the countryside near the New Hampshire Seacoast and you might notice a series of tiny rolling hills that look like regularly-spaced ridges. While the repeating pattern may be eye-catching for drivers, and sometimes challenging for bicycle riders, researchers at the University of New Hampshire say they may also hold answers to how glaciers helped form the current terrain and provide insight into the progression of climate change. Read full news release here. 

What 3 Feet of Seawater Could Mean for the World’s Turtles

By Kat Kerlin – UC Davis – March 26, 2018
Ninety percent of the world’s coastal freshwater turtle species are expected to be affected by sea level rise by 2100, according to a study from the University of California, Davis. The study, published in Early View online today in the journal Biological Reviews, is the first comprehensive global assessment of freshwater turtles that frequent brackish, or slightly salty, waters. The study may help guide conservation strategies for turtles. Read full news release here 

New Research Shows Fertilization Drives Global Lake Emissions of Greenhouse Gases

Minnesota Sea Grant – March 26, 2018
A paper published this week in the journal Limnology and Oceanography Letters is the first to show that lake size and nutrients drive how much greenhouse gases are emitted globally from lakes into the atmosphere. "Our research pioneers a new way of determining the global atmospheric effect of lakes using satellite information on lake greenness and size distribution," said co-author John A. Downing, University of Minnesota Sea Grant director and professor of biology at the University of Minnesota Duluth. "This is important because the world's lakes and surface waters will emit more greenhouse gases as they become greener and more nutrient-rich." Read full story here. 

James spinymussel population approaching rock bottom

 By William H. Funk – Bay Journal – March 21, 2018
Mussels. Aside from some marine species appearing occasionally on menus, what do we really know about them? Freshwater members of this group of bivalves are perhaps the most obscure members of the Chesapeake Bay area’s waterways: camouflaged filter feeders dependent on whatever flows their way. Logging trucks and even casual hikers unknowingly crush them as they splash over shallow streams. Mussels look just like rocks and generally behave as such. Immobile and silent, they are as much a part of the streambed as the cold stones they resemble, but their critical ecological role is often overlooked. And they’re increasingly endangered by our own actions. Read full article here.  

 

The Beaver Restoration Guidebook Version 2.0

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – April 2018
The goal of this guidebook is to provide an accessible, useful resource for anyone involved in using beaver to restore streams, floodplains, wetlands, and riparian areas. It provides a practical synthesis of the best available science, an overview of management techniques, and case studies from throughout the western U.S. During the winter and spring of 2015, five interactive workshops focused on the use of beaver in aquatic restoration were conducted to solicit input from land owners/managers, restoration funders, reviewers, and practitioners actively involved in beaver restoration and management. It was updated June 2017 to include a new chapter on urban beaver management. Read guidebook here.

 



Preserving the Missouri River floodplain through photographs

By Mason Mauro – KTIV.com – April 15, 2018 – Video
A biologist from Omaha is trying to restore faith in the Missouri River...through photography. Alex Wiles spoke to visitors at the Betty Strong Encounter Center about his time on the nation's longest river. Wiles captures all walks of life living in and around the river's habitat with his camera and his intuition. His goal is to make people aware of the rich biodiversity that inhabits our neighboring stream of water. Read full story and view video here.

Carbon emissions of lobster and shrimp outstrip chicken and pork—and sometimes even beef

By Emma Bryce – Anthropocene Magazine – April 6, 2018
If you want to clean up your carbon footprint, cut lobster and shrimp from your diet. That’s what a new study suggests after finding that these fisheries chug through huge quantities of fuel and produce almost a quarter of global fisheries emissions. The new Nature Climate Change study finds that since 1990, emissions from fishing overall have surged by a striking 28%, despite production staying the same. That means that the emissions load per ton of catch has shot up by 21% over just 20 years, because of more intensive fuel use. Our appetite for crustaceans, it turns out, is the primary culprit. Read full article here.

Māori Mussel Memory

By Asher Mullard – Haki Magazine – April 5, 2018
Sitting on the seaweed-covered beach of Okahu Bay in New Zealand, a 15-minute drive from Auckland’s bustling port, Richelle Kahui-McConnell stops midsentence and points out over the waves. “Oh my god, look at those fish jumping. Look, look, look,” she says. “When I started working to restore this bay 11 years ago, you’d never see that.” Once a saltwater pantry filled with green-lipped mussels and flounder, Okahu Bay has suffered the same fate as urban beaches around the world. Read full article here.

Waterfall Wanderlust: Explore Pennsylvania’s Falling Waters

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources – April 4, 2018
Waterfalls are beautiful, natural sights that can be the pinnacle of any trip or hike. Pennsylvania’s mountains and flowing streams and rivers have created many scenic waterfalls across the state. While they can be enjoyable any time of year, most waterfalls are best viewed in the springtime when snow is melting and rainfall tends to be greater, causing water levels to rise and the flow of the falls to be more intense. Read full story here.

When Whales and Humans Talk

By Krista Langlois – Hakai Magazine – April 3, 2018
Harry Brower Sr. was lying in a hospital bed in Anchorage, Alaska, close to death, when he was visited by a baby whale. Although Brower’s body remained in Anchorage, the young bowhead took him more than 1,000 kilometers north to Barrow (now Utqiaġvik), where Brower’s family lived. They traveled together through the town and past the indistinct edge where the tundra gives way to the Arctic Ocean. There, in the ice-blue underwater world, Brower saw Iñupiat hunters in a sealskin boat closing in on the calf’s mother. For full article, click here.

Wood Fuel is Bad News for Climate and Biodiversity

By Prachi Patel – Anthropocene Magazine – March 29, 2018
Burning wood for energy is thought to be carbon neutral: trees soak up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and burning wood puts the greenhouse gas back in the air. But wood fuel is not quite as green as it’s touted to be, according to an article in the journal Science. The use of wood for fuel might actually be increasing carbon emissions and may endanger forest biodiversity, biogeochemist William Schlesinger writes in the paper. Schlesinger is certainly not the first to ring the alarm about labeling wood biofuel a carbon-neutral energy source. But his article comes at an important time as Congress pushes for policies favoring forest bioenergy in the latest federal spending bill. Read full article here.

There’s Trouble Brewing for Beer in a Warming World

Climate Central – March 14, 2018
Climate change affects three of beer’s core ingredients: hops, water, and barley.
Hops are affected by heat and drought, and with 99 percent of U.S. hops grown in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho (with over 70 percent grown in Washington alone), the drier climate developing in the West will impact production. Read full story here.

 

 

   

 

WEBINARS

   

MEETINGS

 

TRAINING

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

 

WEBINARS  
APRIL 2018  
       
April 20, 2018
12:00 p.m. ET
  CUAHSI Cyberseminar Series Webinar: CUAHSI Water Data Services for Supporting Scientific Research and Education - Cloud-hosting Water Science Data for Collaborative Research  
       
April 25, 2018
3:30 p.m. ET
  Northeast Climate Science Center Webinar: NOAA's Regional Climate Services Program: Regional Activities in the Eas  
       
April 27, 2018
12:00 p.m. ET
  CUAHSI Cyberseminar Series Webinar: CUAHSI Water Data Services for Supporting Scientific Research and Education - Cyberinfrastructure to Support Water Science Education and Reproducible Science  
       
MAY 2018  
       
May 9, 2018
1:00 p.m. ET
  Southern Regional Extension Forestry Webinar: 27 Years of Extension Urban Forestry Outreach: A Pennsylvania Success Story  
       
May 15, 2018
3:00 p.m. ET
   Natural Floodplain Functions Alliance Webinar:  Wetlands by Design: A watershed approach for Wisconsin  
       
May 16, 2018
1:00 p.m. ET 
  American Water Resources Association  Webinar: Water Conflict Management Through Serious Gaming   
       
May 23, 2018
1:00 p.m. ET
  American Water Works Association Webinar: Integrated Monitoring for Harmful Algal Blooms  
       
 JUNE 2018  
       
June 13, 2018
1:00 p.m. ET
  American Water Resources Association  Webinar:  A River Runs Through It (Hopefully!): Instream Flow Development in the Eastern United States   
       
June 20, 2018
1:00 p.m. ET
  Center for Watershed Protection Webcast: Retrofitting the Urban Environment: What’s New  
       
JULY 2018  
       
July 11, 2018
1:00 p.m. ET
  American Water Resources Association  Webinar:  A Collaborative Web Resource for Downscaled CMIP3 and CMIP5 Climate and Hydrology Projections   
       
AUGUST 2018  
       
August 22, 2018
1:00 p.m. ET
  American Water Resources Association  Webinar: Hydrologic Modeling for Austin's Integrated Water Resources Plan 
 
       
SEPTEMBER 2018   
       
September 12, 2018
1:00 p.m. ET
  American Water Works Association Webinar: Utility Tools and Strategies for Climate Change Planning  
       
OCTOBER 2018  
       
October 10, 2018
1:00 p.m. ET
  American Water Resources Association  Webinar: Forecast Informed Reservoir Operations Improve Water Management    
       
October 10, 2018
1:00 p.m. ET
  Center for Watershed Protection Webcast: Innovations in Stream Restoration Design and Construction   
       
NOVEMBER 2018  
       
November 14, 2018
1:00 p.m. ET
  American Water Resources Association  Webinar: Setting Up a Water Bank: From the Ground(water) Up   
       
 
       
MEETINGS  
   
APRIL 2018  
       
April 18-20, 2018
Stevens Point, WI
  2018 Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention & Water Action Volunteers Symposium   
       
April 19, 2018
Alexandria, VA
  National Science Foundation Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network: Understanding Our Ocean Connections  
       
April 20-21, 2018
University of California at Berkeley
  Climate Change: Impacts & Responses Research Network: 2018 Special Focus: Engaging with Policy on Climate Change  
       
April 20-21, 2018
Thompsonville, MI 
  Michigan Lake and Stream Association, Inc. 57th Annual Conference: Preserving Your Freshwater Gem: The Essentials of Lake Stewardship  
       
April 20-22, 2018
Stevens Point, WI
  Midwest-Great Lakes Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration: 2018 Annual Chapter Meeting  
       
April 22-25, 2018
Orlando, FL
  2018 AWRA Spring Specialty Conference; GIS & Water Resources X: Spatial Analysis of Watersheds: Ecological, Hydrological, and Societal Responses  
       
April 23-24, 2018
Albany, NY
  Land Trust Alliance: 2018 New York Land Trust Symposium: Investing in Healthy Communities   
       
April 23-25, 2018
Rochester, NY
  New York State Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association: 18th Annual Meeting  
       
April 23-26, 2018
Coral Springs, FL
  University of Florida: 12th International Symposium on Biogeochemistry of Wetlands  
       
April 24-26, 2018
Forat Collings, CO
  Instream Flow Council: Flow 2018 Managing Rivers, Reservoirs and Lakes in the Face of Drought: Practical Tools and Strategies for Sustaining and Protecting Ecological Values of Water  
       
April 25-26, 2018
Glens Falls, NY
  NEIWPCC: 29th Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference  
       
April 25-27, 2018
Washington, DC
  National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program  
       
April 26-28, 2018
Bonn, Germany
  Resilient Cities 2018   
       
April 8, 2018
Las Vegas, NV
  New Mexico Highlands University: Climate Change Awareness Summit  
       
April 29-May 2, 2018
Olympic Valley, CA
  River Network: River Rally 2018  
       
April 30-May 2, 2018
Manchester, NH
  Antioch University: 2018 Local Solutions: Eastern Climate Preparedness Conference
 
 
MAY 2018  
       
May 4-6, 2018
Sierra Nevada Research Station Yosemite National Parks
  8th Annual Yosemite Symbiosis Workshop

 
       
May 5-8, 2018
Tours, France
  International Conference Climate Change & Water  
       
May 7-8, 2018
Atlanta, GA 
  Water Environment Reuse Foundation: 2018 Research Conference: Advancing Reuse & Integrated Water  
       
May 7-11, 2018
Louisville, KY
  National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference   
       
May 8-10, 2018
Melbourne, Australia
  Climate Adaptation Conference 2018   
       
May 8-11, 2017
Louisville, KY 
  National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference: Invest in the Environment   
       
May 9-11, 2018
Sandusky, OH
  Ohio Stormwater Association: 2018 Ohio Stormwater Conference  
       
May 9-12, 2018
Agricultural Campus, Dallhousie
University Truro, Nova Scotia
  12th Bay of Fundy Science Workshop
Deadline to submit abstracts is January 31, 2018
 
       
May 14-17, 2017
Grand Rapids, MI
  National Working Waterfronts & Waterways Symposium  
       
May 145, 2018
de Grace, MD
  Lecture: Watershed & Water Quality   
       
May 15-17, 2017
Strömstad, Sweden
  Centre for Marine Evolutionary Biology at University of Gothenburg Conference: Marine Evolution 2018  
       
May 15-18, 2018
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
  Laukahi: Hawai‘i Plant Conservation Network: Hawai‘i Native Seed Conference 2018   
       
May 17, 2018
Linthicum Heights, MD
  Maryland Environmental Trust: 2018 Maryland Land Conservation Conference  
       
May 19-20, 2018
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
  Midwest Mathematical Biology Conference (MMBC)

 
       
May 19-26, 2018
Flagstaff, AZ
  Northern Arizona University Mini-Symposium and Short Training Course: New Advances in Land Carbon Cycle Modeling  
       
May 20-24, 2018
Detroit, MI
  Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting: Navigating Boundaries in Freshwater Science  
       
May 22-23, 2018
Lancaster, PA
  Choose Clean Water Coalition: 9th Annual Choose Clean Water Conference   
       
May 24-25, 2018
Montreal, Canada
  ICEWW 2018: 20th International Conference: Environment, Water and Wetlands  
       
May 24-26, 2018
St. Jon's, Newfoundland
  Atlantic Canada Coastal and Estuarine Science Society: ACCESS 2018  
       
May 29-June 1, 2018
Denver, CO
  Society of Wetland Scientists 2018 Annual Meeting: Wetland Science: Integrating Research, Practice and Policy - An Exchange of Expertise   
       
May 30-June 1, 2018
San Antonio, TX
  Resource Institute, Inc: Southwest Stream & Wetland Restoratoin Conference  
       
 JUNE 2018  
       
June 3-7, 2018
Minneapolis, MN
  World Environmental & Water Resources Congress  
       
June 4-6, 2018
Berkeley, CA 
  Berkeley Natural History Museums, the Berkeley Initiative for Global Change Biology, and iDigBio Second Annual Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference  
       
June 4-8, 2018
Washington, DC
  4th International Symposium: Effects of Climate Change on the World's Oceans  
       
June 8-9, 2018
Lake Ariel, PA
  Lacawac Ecology Symposium  
       
June 10-13, 2018
Washington, DC
  National Flood Conference   
       
June 10-15, 2018
Victoria, B.C., Canada 
  ASLO (Association for the Science of Limnology and Oceanography) 2018 Summer Meeting  
       
June 11-13, 2018
Annapolis, MD
  National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center International Symposium: Boundary Spanning: Advances in Socio-Environmental Systems Research   
       
June 11-14, 2018
Las Vegas, NV
  American Water Works Association: Annual Conference & Exposition: Innovating the Future of Water  
       
June 12-13, 2018
Lansing, MI 
  Michigan Department of Environmental Quality: 2018 Michigan Environmental Compliance Conference  
       
June 12-15, 2018
Jyväskylä, Finland
  Scientific Committee of the Society for Conservation Biology Europe Section's 5th European Congress for Conservation Biology (ECCB 2018)  
       
June 13-15, 2018
Ajax, Ontario, Canada
  Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative  
       
June 16-21, 2018
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  Resources for Future Generations  
 
       
June 17-22, 2018 
Phoenix, AZ
  Association of State Floodplain Managers Annual Conference: Managing Floods Where Mountains Meet the Desert  
       
June 18-21, 2018 
Cape Town, South Africa
  5th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference  
       
June 18-22, 2018
Toronto, Canada
  IAGLR 2018: Great Science for Tomorrow's Solutions
 
       
June 19-22, 2018
Penn State University
University Park, PA
  21st Biennial Penn State Plant Biology Symposium:"Wild and Tamed Phyobiomes"

 
       
June 21-22, 2018
Paris, France
  World Summit on Climate Change and Global Warming  
 
JULY 2018  
       
July 8-11, 2018
Broomfield, CO
  Natural Hazards Center: 2018 Natural Hazards Workshop  
       
July 9, 2018
UC Davis Conference Center
  California Extreme Precipitation Symposium: Sharing Technical and Scientific Knowledge About Extreme Precipitation   
       
July 9-11, 2018
Fort Worth, TX
  American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Summer Specialty Conference: The Science, Management and Governance of Transboundary Groundwater  
       
July 10-12, 2018
Minneapolis, MN
  US Water Alliance: One Water Summit  
       
July 15-18, 2018
Monterey, CA
  2018 Society for Conservation GIS Annual Conference

 
       
July 15-19, 2018
St. John’s, Newfoundland
 
  Coastal Zone Canada Association 2018 Conference: Seeking Practical Solutions to Real Issues; Communities Adapting to a Changing World   
       
July 15-20, 2018
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR
  9th International Symbiosis Society Congress

 
       
July 16-20, 2018
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KY
  Science Education Resource Center: Earth Educators' Rendezvous

 
       
July 21-26, 2018
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  North American Congress for Conservation Biology (NACCB): Conservation Science, Policy, & Practice: Connecting the Urban to the Wild
 
       
July 21-27, 2018
University of New England
Biddeford, ME
  Gordon Research Seminar: Unifying Ecology Across Scales   
       
July 23-26, 2018
Shepherdstown, WV
  Working Watersheds and Coastal Systems: Research and Management for a Changing Future
 
       
July 29 to August 2, 2018
Brunswick, ME
  Bowdoin College Clonal Plants in Context Symposium    
       
July 30-August 3, 2018
Universidad Andrés Bello
Viña del Mar, Chile
  11th International Conference on the Applications of Stable Isotope Techniques to Ecological Studies (IsoEcol 2018)  
       
AUGUST 2018  
       
August 5-10, 2018
New Orleans, LA
  2018 ESA Annual Meeting
Abstracts due by February 22, 2018
 
       
August 13-16, 2018
Asheville, NC
  North Carolina State University: EcoStream Conference

 
       
August 19-22, 2018
Montpellier, France
  Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology – Montpellier 2018   
       
August 19-23, 2018
Atlantic City, NJ
  American Fisheries Society Meeting: Communicating the Science of Fisheries Conservation to Diverse Audiences  
       
August 19-23, 2018
Albuquerque, NM 
  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: 20th Annual EPA Region 6 Stormwater Conference   
       
August 26-30, 2018
New Orleans, LA
  National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration (NCER)

 
       
August 26-31, 2018
Stockholm, Sweden
  SIWI: World Water Week: Water, ecosystems and human development  
       
August 27-29, 2018
Sacramento, CA
  California Adaptation Forum  
       
SEPTEMBER 2018  
       
September 5-9, 2018
Tulcea, Romania
  Romanian Limnogeographical Association (RLA): 4th International Conference “Water resources and wetlands”    
       
September 17-19, 2018
Columbia, SC
  2018 Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference  
       
September 17-21, 2018
Gothic CO
  MtnClim 2018: Anticipating climate change impacts in mountains: Embracing variability  
Abstract deadline: July 2, 2018
 
       
September 18-20, 2018
Cadiz, KY
  Kentucky Association of Mitigation Managers Conference   
       
September 24-28, 2018
Jena, Germany
  10th International Conference on Ecological Informatics    
       
September 24-30, 2018
New York, NY
  Climate Week NYC  
       
OCTOBER 2018   
       
October 5-7, 2018
Miami, FL
  2018 Southeastern Ecology and Evolution Conference (SEEC)   
       
October 7-11, 2018
Cleveland, OH
  The Wildlife Society's 25 Annual Conference  
       
October 11-12, 2018
Pittsburgh, PA
  Land Trust Alliance: Rally 2018 National Land Conservation Conference   
       
October 18-21, 2018
Antalya, Turkey
  International Marine & Freshwater Sciences Symposium (MarFresh2018)
 
       
October 20, 2018
Leominster, MA
  MACC Fall Conference   
       
October 21-29, 2018
Dubai
  13TH Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands  
       
October 22-26, 2018
Stowe, VT
  American Meteorological Society: 29th Conference on Severe Local Storms  
       
October 23-25, 2018
Bloominton, IN
  Natural Areas Conference: Building Resilience: The Future of Natural Areas   
       
October 24-25, 2018
Miami Beach, FL
  Southeast Florida Regional Compact: Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit  
       
October 28-31, 2018
Atlanta, GA
  American Water Works Association: Water Infrastructure Conference  
       
October 30-November 2, 2018
Galveston, TX
  American Shore & Beach Preservation Association: 2018 National Coastal Conference: Resilient Shorelines for Rising Tides  
 
DECEMBER 2018   
       
December 8-13, 2018
Long Beach, CA
  Restore America’s Estuaries Conference: 9th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration and Management  
       
TRAINING  
 
APRIL 2018  
       
April 23-24, 2018
Sacramento, CA
  Wetland Training Institute Course: Basic Wetland Delineation eSession with Field Practicum  
       
April 23-24, 2018
Sacramento, CA
  Wetland Training Institute Course: Wetland Delineation Refresher – 2018  
       
April 23-26, 2018
Aliquippa, PA
  The Swamp School: Classroom and Field Wetland Delineation Training
 
       
April 23-May 21, 2018
Online
  The Swamp School Online Course: Phase 1 Environmental Assessments 2018  
       
April 24-27, 2018
Gainesville, FL 
  CUAHSI Workshop: Field Experiences in Microwave Remote Sensing for Agricultural Hydrology  
       
April 24-27, 2018
Gainesville, FL  
  Staff of Moffatt & Nichol (John Dorney), Axiom Environmental (Sandy Smith), and the NC Department of Transportation (LeiLani Paugh) course organized by the NC Association of Environmental Professionals (NC AEP): North Carolina Wetland Assessment Method    
       
April 30-May 4, 2018
St. Michaels, MD
  Environmental Concern Course: Basic Wetland Delineation  
       
April 30-May 12, 2018
Highlands, NC
  Highlands Biological Station Course: Biology and Conservation of Birds  
       
April 30-May 28, 2018
Online
  The Swamp School Online Course: Basic Botany for Wetland Assessment 2018  
       
April 30-June 8, 2018
Online
  Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment Course: Podcasting for Environmental Communications  
       
MAY 2018   
       
May 1-3, 2018
Rockin, CA
  3-day Vernal Pool CRAM (California Rapid Assessment Method) Training  
       
May 2-3, 2018
Anchorage, AK
  Richard Chinn Environmental Training, Inc. Course: Regional Supplement Wetland Delineation Training  
       
May 3-4, 2018
Atlanta, GA
  D & D West Course: Interagency Consultation for Endangered Species - 16 hours (lecture)  
       
Mary 7-10, 2018
Charleston, SC
  D&D West Course: Basic Wetland Delineation - 40 hours (½ lecture, ½ field)  
       
May 7-11, 2018
Great Bend, KS
  Wetland Training Institute Course: Basic Wetland Delineation  
       
May 7-19, 2018
Highlands, NC
  Highlands Biological Station Course: Southern Appalachian Mayflies, Stoneflies, & Caddisflies   
       
May 7-July 30, 2018
Online
  The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2018  
       
May 7, 2018
Online 
  The Swamp School Online Course: Certified Wetland Botanist  
       
May 8, 2018
Lacey, WA
  Padilla Bay Reserve Coastal Training Program: Using the Credit-Debit Method for Estimating Mitigation Needs  
       
May 8-10, 2018
Boulder, UT
  Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch Wetland and Stream Restoration Workshop  
       
May 13-26, 2018
Castleton, VT
  Northeast Section, The Wildlife Society: Wildlife Field Course  
       
May 14-26, 2018
Highlands, NC
  Highlands Biological Station Course: Conservation Genetics of Salamanders   
       
May 14-July 26, 2018
Online
  University of Louisville Speed School of Engineering  Wetland Design Course  
       
May 14-September 2018 Session
Pittsburgh, PA
  The Swamp School Course: Certified Wetland Delineator  
       
May 15-17, 2018
Poolesville, MD
  Wetland Training Institute Course: Wetland Delineation with Emphasis on Soils and Hydrology eSession with Field Practicum – 2018  
       
May 16-17, 2018
Basking Ridge, NJ
  Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education Course: Vegetation Identification for Wetland Delineation: North    
       
May 16-18, 2018
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) Tutorial, Applications of Spatial Data: Ecological Niche Modeling  
       
May 18, 2018
Hillsborough, NJ
 
  Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education Course: Restoration Ecology: Using Mitigation and Sustainable Design Techniques to Reduce Stormwater Impacts and Increase Storm Resiliency  
       
May 21-22, 2018
Portland State University
  Portland State University Course: Wetland Hydrology Indicators and Problem Situations  
       
May 21-25, 2018
Richmond, KY
  Eastern Kentucky University, Division of Natural Areas Field Course: Wetland Design and Restoration Techniques  
       
May 21-25, 2018
Lansing Area, MI
  Michigan Wetlands Association Course: Wetland Delineation Training  
       
May 21-25, 2018
Portage, WI
  Wetland Training Institute Course: Basic Wetland Delineation  
       
May 21-June 2, 2018
Highlands, NC
  Highlands Biological Station Course: Southern Appalachian Mammals   
       
May 21-June 11, 2018
Klawock, AK
  Tatoosh School  Course: Community Ecology: Salmon, People, Place   
       
May 21-June 15, 2018
University of Virginia
  Mountain Lake Biological Station Course: Field Biology of Fishes  
       
May 21-June 18, 2018
Online 
  The Swamp School Online Course: Developing Wetland Water Budgets    
       
May 21-August 1, 2018
Klawock, AK
  Tatoosh School Course: Community Ecology; independent travel; Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecology; and, Politics of Place  
       
May 22, 2018
Charleston area, SC
  D & D West Course: Endangered Species Identification - 8 hours (field)   
       
May 22-24, 2018
Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge
Grand Chenier, LA
  McGraw Center for Conservation Leadership and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries: Workshop for Coastal Wetland Wildlife Managers  
       
May 25-June 8, 2018
Appledore Island, ME
  Shoals Marine Laboratory Course: Field Ornithology  
       
May 27-June 2, 2018
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Institute: Introduction to Bryophytes and Lichens  
       
May 27-June 2, 2018
Steuben, ME 
  Eagle Hill Institute: Marine Intertidal Community Ecology  
       
May 28-29, 2018
Charleston, SC
  D & D West Course: Hydrophytic Vegetation - Coastal Plain - 16 hours (field)  
       
May 28-June 9, 2018
Highlands, NC
  Highlands Biological Station Course: Biology of Southern Appalachian Salamanders  
       
May 29-June 15, 2018
University of Virginia
  Mountain Lake Biological Station Course: Field Herpetology    
       
May 28-June 16, 2108
DeFelice Marine Center
Cocodrie, LA
  LUMCON: Coastal Protection & Restoration Course

 
       
JUNE 2018  
       
June 1-2, 2018
Framingham, MA
  Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions (MACC): Basic Wetland Identification and Delineation Workshop  
       
June 3-9, 2018
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Institute: Sterile Crustose Lichens Unveiled  
       
June 3-9, 2018
University of New Mexico
Sevilleta Field Station

New Mexico
  Remote Data Acquisition (RDA) Sensor Training Workshop

 
       
June 4-9, 2018
Copper Harbor MI and vicinity
  Isle Royale & Keweenaw Parks Association: Plant I.D. Workshop  
       
June 4-16, 2018
Highlands, NC
  Highlands Biological Station Course: Fish of Southern Appalachians

 
       
June 4-July 3, 2018
Memphis, TN
  University of Memphis, Meeman Biological Station Course: Wetland Ecology   
       
June 4-August 27, 2018
Online
  The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2018    
       
       
June 4-August 27, 2018
Online
  The Swamp School Online Course: Certified Wetland Hydrologist   
       
June 5-7, 2018
St. Louis, MO
  Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development at the Missouri Botanical: R Basics Workshop  
       
June 6, 2018
Mt. Vernon, WA
  Padilla Bay Reserve Coastal Training Program: Puget Sound Coastal Processes, Shoreline Modifications, and Beach Restoration   
       
June 9, 2018
Framingham, MA
  Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions (MACC): Wetland Plant ID

 
       
June 10-16, 2018
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Institute: Mosses: Structure, Ecology, and Identification  
       
June 11-12, 2018
Charleston, SC
  D & D West Course: Advanced Hydric Soils, Atypical Wetlands & Hydrology - Coastal Plain- 16 hours (field)  
       
June 11-14, 2018
Teatown Lake Reservation
Westchester County, NY
  The Swamp School Course: Wetland Delineation Training – New York    
       
June 11-15, 2018
Annapolis, MD
  National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) Course: Introduction to Spatial Agent-Based Modeling: June 2018  
       
June 11-15, 2018
Mesquite, TX
  Wetland Training Institute Course: Basic Wetland Delineation  
       
June 11-17, 2018
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Institute: Plate Tectonics of the Appalachians: A Traveling Geology Course, Maine to Quebec  
       
June 11-22, 2018
University of Utah
  University of Utah IsoCamp Course: Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry and Ecology  
       
June 11-22, 2018
University of Utah 
  University of Utah Course: Isotopes in Spatial Ecology and Biogeochemistry  
       
June 11-July 9, 2018
Online
  The Swamp School Online Course: Basic Botany for Wetland Assessment  
       
June 12-15, 2018
Basking Ridge, NJ
  Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education Course: Methodology for Delineating Wetlands  
       
June 13, 2018
Basking Ridge, NJ
  Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education Course: Introduction to Wetland Identification  
       
June 13-14, 2018
Champaign, IL
  Richard Chinn Environmental Training, Inc. Course: Regional Supplement Wetland Delineation Training  
       
June 13-15, 2018
St. Louis, MO
  Saint Louis University: GIS Applications in Aquatic Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Workshop  
       
June 14-28, 2018
Fordham University's Biological Field Station
Armonk, NY
  Louis Calder Center: Freshwater Algae Identification Intensive Summer Workshop   
       
June 17-23, 2018
Steuben, ME  
  Eagle Hill Institute: Scientific Illustration with Pen and Ink and Color Pencil   
       
June 17-23, 2018
Steuben, ME 
  Eagle Hill Institute: Freshwater and Diadromous Fishes of New England  
       
June 18-22, 2018
Myuna Bay, New South Wales 2264 Australia
  Course: Structural Equation Modelling for Ecologists and Evolutionary Biologists (SEMR02)  
       
June 18-23, 2018
Harvy Mudd College
Claremont, CA
  Wicked Problems: Investigating real world problems in the biology classroom (SW 2018)   
       
June 18-30, 2018
Highlands, NC
  Highlands Biological Station Course: Ecology of Global Change

 
       
June 18-July 2, 2018
Online
  The Swamp School Online Course: Habitat Conservation Plans     
       
June 18-July 6, 2018
University of Virginia
  Mountain Lake Biological Station Course: Wildlife Disease Ecology   
       
June 19, 2018
Canaan Valley WV
  WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands Educator Workshop  
       
June 20-August 1, 2018
Klawock, AK
  Tatoosh School Course: Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecology + Politics of Place  
       
June 24-30, 2018
Steuben, ME 
  Eagle Hill Institute: Lichens and Lichen Ecology  
       
June 24-30, 2018
Steuben, ME 
  Eagle Hill Institute: Sedges and Rushes: Identification and Ecology  
       
June 24-30, 2018
Kellogg Biological
Station
Michigan State University
  EDAMAME : Explorations in Data Analyses for Metagenomic Advances in Microbial Ecology    
       
June 25-29, 2018
Portland State University
  Portland State University Course: Wetland Plants of the Pacific Northwest  
       
June 25-29, 2018
Shepherdstown, WV
  The Conservation Fund Training Course: Mitigation Banking & In-Lieu Fee Program Interagency Review Teams  
       
June 25-July 6, 2018
Milford, IA
  Iowa Lakeside Laboratory Course: Ecology of Algae Blooms  
       
June 25-July 6, 2018
University of Montana
  Flathead Lake Bio Station: Conservation Ecology  
       
June 25-July 6, 2018
University of Montana
  Flathead Lake Bio Station Course: Environmental Sensors: Designing, Building and Deploying the Field  
       
June 25-July 20, 2018
University of Montana
  Flathead Lake Bio Station: Seminars in Ecology and Resource Management  
       
June 27-28, 2018
Ann Arbor, MI
  Richard Chinn Environmental Training, Inc. Course: Wetland Permitting Training  
       
June 28-29, 2018
Portage, WI
  Wetland Training Institute Course: Basic Wetland Delineation eSession with Field Practicum  
       
June 28-29, 2018
Portage, WI
  Wetland Training Institute Course: Wetland Delineation Refresher – 2018  
       
June 28-July 16, 2018
Highlands, NC
  Highlands Biological Station Course: Comparative Temperate-Tropical Biogeography  
       
JULY 2018  
       
July 1-7, 2018
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Institute: Dragonflies and Damselflies: Field Techniques and Identification  
       
July 1-7, 2018
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Institute: Grasses: Identification and Ecology  
       
July 1-7, 2018
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Institute: Drawing and Painting Birds in Watercolor and Colored Pencil  
       
July 2-14, 2018
Highlands, NC
  Highlands Biological Station Course: Biology & Conservation of Lichens   
       
July 2-September 24, 2018
Online
  The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2018  
       
July 7, 2018
Framingham, MA
  Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions (MACC): Wetland Shrubs  
       
July 8-14, 2018
Steuben, ME 
  Eagle Hill Institute: Spiders: Identification, Biology, and Ecology  
       
July 8-14, 2018
Steuben, ME 
  Eagle Hill Institute: Native Bees: Biology, Ecology, Identification and Conservation   
       
July 9-20, 2018
Milford, IA
  Iowa Lakeside Laboratory Course: Paleolimnology  
       
July 9-20, 2018
University of Montana
  Flathead Lake Bio Station Course: Landscape Ecology  
       
July 9-20, 2018
University of Montana 
  Flathead Lake Bio Station Course: Aquatic Microbial Ecology
 
 
       
July 9-21, 2018
Highlands, NC
  Highlands Biological Station Course: Fleshy Fungi of the Highlands Plateau   
       
July 9-October 1, 2018
Online
  The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Monitoring Techniques   
       
July 9-October 1, 2018
Online
  The Swamp School Online Course: Principles of Wetland Design  
       
July 10-11, 2018
Laramie, WY
  Wetland Training Institute Course: Basic Wetland Delineation eSession with Field Practicum  
       
July 10-11, 2018
Laramie, WY
  Wetland Training Institute Course: Wetland Delineation Refresher – 2018  
       
July 11-12, 2018
Lansing/East Lansing, MI
  Michigan Wetlands Association: Aquatic Plant Identification

 
       
July 11-12, 2018
St. Paul, MN
  Richard Chinn Environmental Training, Inc. Course: Regional Supplement Wetland Delineation Training   
       
July 15-19, 2018
Kirtland, OH 
  Phys-Fest II Course: Plant Ecophysiology  
       
July 15-21, 2018
Steuben, ME  
  Eagle Hill Institute: Wetland Identification, Delineation and Ecology   
       
July 15-21, 2018
Steuben, ME 
  Eagle Hill Institute: Photographing Plants and Plant Habitats: Classical and Modern Techniques  
       
July 16-19, 2018
Beaver County Conservation Service Aliquippa, PA
  The Swamp School Course: Wetland Delineation Training – Pennsylvania    
       
July 16-20, 2018
Boston, University 
  Summer Course: Ecological Forecasting
 
 
       
July 16-21, 2018
University of Virginia
  Highlands Biological Station Course: Bryophyte Identification

 
       
July 16-20, 2018
Boston, University 
  Mountain Lake Biological Station Course: Stream Ecology  
       
July 22-28, 2018
Steuben, ME 
  Eagle Hill Institute: Maine Seaweeds: Identification, Ecology, and Ethnobotany  
       
July 22-28, 2018
Steuben, ME 
  Eagle Hill Institute: Microlepidoptera: Collection, Preparation, Dissection, Identification, and Natural History  
       
July 23, 2018
Sharon Hollow, Washtenaw County, MI
 
  Michigan Wetlands Association Course: Wetland Plant Identification and Hike with Ellen  
July 23 - 26, 2018
St. Michaels, MD
  Environmental Concern Course: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes  
       
July 23-27, 2018 
University of Montana
  Flathead Lake Bio Station Course: Field Methods in Ornithology
 
 
       
July 23-August 3, 2018 
University of Montana
  Flathead Lake Bio Station Course: Alpine Ecology  
       
July 23-August 3, 2018
University of Montana 
  Flathead Lake Bio Station Course: Lake Ecology
 
       
July 23-August 4, 2018
Highlands, NC
  Highlands Biological Station Course: Southern Appalachian Mayflies, Stoneflies, & Caddisflies  
       
July 23-August 6, 2018
Online
  The Swamp School Online Course: Data Collection for Environmental Professionals    
       
July 24-25, 2018
St. Ignace, MI
  Michigan Wetlands Association Course: Wetland Plants of the Eastern Upper Peninsula   
       
July 25-August 14, 2018
Boulder, Co
  Colorado Ecosystem Field Studies Course  
       
July 29-August 4, 2018
Steuben, ME 
  Eagle Hill Institute: Mushroom Identification for New Mycophiles: Foraging for Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms  
       
July 29-August 4, 2018
Steuben, ME 
  Eagle Hill Institute: Tracks and Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates  
       
July 29-August 4, 2018
Steuben, ME 
  Eagle Hill Institute: The Eastern Maine Ice Age Landscape as a Record Hemispheric Climate Change: The Last Deglaciation: The Pineo Ridge Moraine and Emerged Delta Complex  
       
July 30-August 3, 2018
Steuben, ME 
  Humboldt State University Course: Teaching Individual/Agent-based Modeling  
       
July 31-August 2, 2018
Portage, WI
  Wetland Training Institute Course: Problematic Delineation Seminar – 2018  
       
AUGUST 2018  
       
August 5-11, 2018
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Institute: Sphagnum Mosses and Ecology  
       
August 5-11, 2018
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Institute: Aquatic Entomology  
       
August 6-9, 2018
Savannah, GA 
  D&D West Course: Basic Wetland Delineation - 40 hours (½ lecture, ½ field)   
       
August 6-11, 2018
Highlands, NC
  Highlands Biological Station Course: Rock Outcrop and Cliff Face Communities  
       
Augut 6-17, 2018
University of Montana
  Flathead Lake Bio Station: Stream Ecology  
       
Augut 6-17, 2018
University of Montana
  Flathead Lake Bio Station: Ecology of Forests and Grasslands
 
       
Augut 6-17, 2018
University of Montana
  Flathead Lake Bio Station: Drone Remote Sensing of Freshwater Ecosystems
 
       
August 6-October 29, 2018
Online
  The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Basic Delineation Training  
       
August 8-19, 2018
Indianapolis, IN
  Richard Chinn Environmental Training, Inc. Course: Regional Supplement Wetland Delineation Training  
       
Augut 12-18, 2018
Highlands, NC
  Highlands Biological Station Course: Introductory Ecology    
       
Augut 12-18, 2018
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Institute: Witness to Nature: A Creative Writing Workshop  
       
Augut 12-18, 2018
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Institute: Plant Anatomy and Microtechnique  
       
Augut 13-14, 2018
Atlanta, GA
  D & D West Course: Hydrophytic Vegetation - Eastern Mountains/Piedmont - 16 hours (field)
 
       
August 13-18, 2018
Highlands, NC
  Highlands Biological Station Course: Southeastern Grasslands: Ecology and Conservation    
       
August 14-15, 2018
St. Michaels, MD
  Environmental Concern Course: Wetland Plant ID  
       
August 15-16, 2018
Arlington, WA
  Wetland Training Institute Course: Basic Wetland Delineation eSession with Field Practicum  
       
August 15-16, 2018
Arlington, WA 
  Wetland Training Institute Course: Wetland Delineation Refresher – 2018   
       
Augut 19-25, 2018
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Institute: Mushroom Microscopy: An Exploration of the Intricate Microscopic World of Mushrooms  
       
Augut 19-25, 2018
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Institute: Banding Songbirds and Raptors: Livetrapping, In-hand Aging and Sexing, and Data Collection for Research  
       
August 20-25, 2018
Highlands, NC
  Highlands Biological Station Course: Grasses of the Southern Appalachians   
       
August 20-24, 2018
Arlington, WA
  Wetland Training Institute Course: Basic Wetland Delineation  
       
August 20-September 17, 2018
Online
  The Swamp School Online Course: Basic Botany for Wetland Assessment   
       
August 20-September 17, 2018
Online
 
  The Swamp School Online Course: Developing Wetland Water Budgets | 2018  
Augut 26-September 1, 2018
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Institute: Mosses: Orthotrichaceae of Maine  
       
Augut 26-September 1, 2018
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Institute: Independent Study: Pyrenolichens
 
 
       
August 29-30, 2018
Lansing, MI
  Michigan Wetlands Association Course: Michigan Rapid Assessment Method for Wetlands (MiRAM)    
       
August 31-September 1, 2018
Denver, CO
  Richard Chinn Environmental Training, Inc. Course: Wetland Permitting Training  
       
 SEPTEMBER 2018  
       
September 6-7, 2018
Whitefish, MT
  Wetland Training Institute Course: Basic Wetland Delineation eSession with Field Practicum   
       
September 6-7, 2018
Whitefish, MT
  Wetland Training Institute Course: Wetland Delineation Refresher – 2018  
       
September 7-9, 2018
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Institute Workshop: Asters and Goldenrods  
       
September 10-14, 2018
St. Michaels, MD 
  Environmental Concern Course: Basic Wetland Delineation    
       
September 10, 2018-
December 3, 2018
Online
  The Swamp School Online Course: Online Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2018  
       
September 11-12, 2018
Charleston, SC
  D & D West Course: Identification of Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes - 16 hours (field)  
       
September 12-13, 2018
Kansas City, MO 
  Richard Chinn Environmental Training, Inc. Course: Regional Supplement Wetland Delineation Training  
       
September 14-16, 2018
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Institute Workshop: Current Issues in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation    
       
September 17-18, 2018
Covington, LA
  Wetland Training Institute Course: Basic Wetland Delineation eSession with Field Practicum  
       
September 17-18, 2018
Covington, LA
  Wetland Training Institute Course: Wetland Delineation Refresher – 2018  
       
September 17-28, 2018
Front Royal, VA
  Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation: The Ecology and Conservation of Migratory Birds  
       
September 17-October 14, 2018
Online
  The Swamp School Online Course: Conducting Effective Ecological Risk Assessments    
       
September 19-20, 2018
Washtenaw County, MI
  Michigan Wetlands Association Course: Asters and Goldenrods in Michigan Wetlands  
       
September 20-22, 2018
Laramie, WY
  CUAHSI: Near Surface Geophysics for Hydrology Workshop   
       
September 21-23, 2018
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Institute Workshop: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Review Process   
       
September 24-25, 201
St. Michaels, MD
  Environmental Concern Course: Evaluating Hydric Soils in the Field   
       
September 24-28, 2018
Covington, LA
  Wetland Training Institute Course: Basic Wetland Delineation  
       
September 24-28, 2018
Aliquippa, PA
  The Swamp School: Classroom and Field Wetland Delineation Training  
       
September 24-28, 2018
Portage, WI
  Wetland Training Institute Course: Basic Wetland Delineation  
       
September 28-29, 2018
Baton Rouge, LA
  Richard Chinn Environmental Training, Inc. Course: Wetland Permitting Training  
       
September 28-30, 2018
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Institute Workshop: Fall Maine Mushroom  
       
OCTOBER 2018  
       
October 1-December 24, 2018
Online
  The Swamp School Online Course: Online Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2018  
       
October 5-7, 2018
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Institute Workshop:  Columbus Day Weekend Retreat  
       
October 8- November 5, 2018
Online
  The Swamp School Online Course: Developing Wetland Water Budgets    
       
October 8-December 31, 2018
Online
  The Swamp School Online Course: Certified Hydric Soils Investigator  
       
October 9-12, 2018
Atlanta, GA
  D&D West Course: Basic Wetland Delineation - 40 hours (½ lecture, ½ field)  
       
October 10-11, 2018
Marquette, MI
 
  Michigan Wetlands Association Course: Hydric Soils Identification    
October 10-11, 2018
Richmond, VA
  Wetland Training Institute Course: Basic Wetland Delineation eSession with Field Practicum  
       
October 10-11, 2018
Richmond, VA
  Wetland Training Institute Course: Wetland Delineation Refresher – 2018  
       
October 12-14, 2018
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Institute Workshop: Bryophytes: Mosses and Liverworts   
       
October 19-21, 2018
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Institute Workshop: Northeastern Freshwater Fish Assemblages   
       
October 22-November 5, 2018
Online
 
  The Swamp School Online Course: Habitat Conservation Plans  
October 23-24, 2018
Atlanta, GA
  D & D West Course: Interagency Consultation for Endangered Species - 16 hours (lecture)  
       
October 26-28, 2018
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Institute Workshop: Crustose and Foliose Lichens    
       
NOVEMBER 2018  
       
November 5-8, 2018
John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
Seagoville, TX
  The Swamp School CourseWetland Delineation Training  
       
November 5, 2018-
January 28, 2019
Online
  The Swamp School Online Course: Online Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2018  
       
November 5, 2018-January 28, 2019
Online
  The Swamp School Online Course: Certified Wetland Hydrologist    
       
November 7-8, 2018
Charleston, SC
  Wetland Training Institute Course: Basic Wetland Delineation eSession with Field Practicum  
       
November 7-8, 2018
Charleston, SC
  Wetland Training Institute Course: Wetland Delineation Refresher – 2018  
       
November 8-11, 2018
Atlanta, GA
  Eagle Hill Institute Workshop: Tree and Shrub Identification Using Twigs and Other Winter Characteristics    
       
November 12-13, 2018
Atlanta, GA
  D & D West Course: Advanced Hydric Soils, Atypical Wetlands & Hydrology – Piedmont - 16 hours (field)  
       
November 12, 2018-
February 4, 2019

Online
  The Swamp School Online Course: Principles of Wetland Design    
       
November 13-15, 2018
St. Michaels, MD
  Environmental Concern Course: Winter Woody Plant ID   
       
November 26-December 24, 2018
Online
  The Swamp School Online Course: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment   
       
DECEMBER 2018  
       
December 3-31, 2018
Online
  The Swamp School Online Course: Developing Wetland Water Budgets  
       
December 3, 2018-
February 25, 2019

Online
  The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2018    
       
December 7-8, 2018
Tampa, FL
  Richard Chinn Environmental Training, Inc. Course: Wetland Permitting Training  
       
December 10-11, 2018
Charleston, SC
  D & D West Course: Wetland Delineation Regional Supplement – Eastern Mountains/Piedmont) - 16 hours (½ lecture, ½ field)  
       
December 10, 2018-April 2019
Pittsburgh, PA
  The Swamp School Course: Certified Wetland Delineator  
       
December 17-31, 2018 
Charleston, SC
  The Swamp School Online Course: Data Collection for Environmental Professionals  
   
SPECIAL EVENTS  
       
April 21, 2018   World Fish Migration Day: Working together for happy fish  
       
April 22, 2018   Earth Day  
       
April 26-29, 2018   22nd Annual Spring Delmarva Birding Weekend  
       
April 28, 2018
Harrisburgh, PA 
  Wildwood Park: Wetlands Festival   
       
May 2018   American Wetlands Month  
       
May 12, 2018   World Migratory Bird Day  
       
May 17-20, 2018
Cape May, NJ
  Cape May Spring Festival: So. Many. Birds.  
       
May 30, 2018
Cuyahoga Heights, OH
  Cleveland Metroparks - Discovery Days - Wetland Walk  
       
 

 

EDITOR'S NOTE

EDITOR'S CHOICE

  • The unappreciated economic value of environmental stewardship
  • National Flood Insurance Is Underwater Because of Outdated Science
  • How to strategically relocate agriculture to sidestep biodiversity loss
  • Bring community voices into disaster rebuilding and infrastructure planning
  • Redefining Business with Environmental Restoration

NATIONAL NEWS

  • The Trump administration has officially clipped the wings of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
  • Former coal lobbyist confirmed as No. 2 official at EPA
  • Zinke backs off plan for big national park fee increases
  • States will have to account for climate change in cleanup plans
  • New federal budget does not contain funds to build oyster reefs in Maryland or Virginia
  • Trump, McCarthy mulling ways to cut omnibus spending
  • Atlanta and Baltimore going green with ‘environmental impact bonds’
  • States lagging badly in planting streamside trees
  • Judge Rejects Exxon's Attempt to Shut Down Climate Fraud Investigations
  • Most watershed residents unaware of their role in pollution
  • Public willing to pay to improve water quality, MU research finds
  • OU Study Reveals Trends of U.S. Surface Water Body Area Over Three Decades
  • New federal budget keeps funds for Bay Program at steady level
  • Dangerous Decline in Biodiversity Threatens Livelihoods, Food and Water Security
  • Trio of Nations Sign Landmark Agreement to Protect World’s Largest Tropical Wetland
  • Spending bill keeps $300M for Great Lakes cleanup
  • Decline in Hunters Threatens How U.S. Pays For Conservation

STATE NEWS

  • CA: U.S. EPA grants three Southern California tribes approval to implement water, air programs
  • CA: San Francisco Bay wetlands restoration takes off
  • FL: Wetland protection poised to shift from Corps of Engineers to Florida DEP
  • MI: Hello beetles, goodbye purple loosestrife
  • MI: EPA provides $980,000 to Michigan to restore fish and wildlife habitat in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron
  • MI: Kirtland's Warbler recovery success story for Endangered Species Act
  • MN: Minnesota Watershed Uses Woodchips, Wetlands to Treat Water
  • NJ: Sandy victims just got more time to protect their homes against future floods
  • ND: NRCS touts shrinking wetland determination backlog but some still see problems
  • PA: Community Clean Water Toolbox Launched to Expand Local Engagement in Reducing Pollution in Pennsylvania’s Part of Chesapeake Bay Watershed
  • PA: Pilot streamside buffer projects in Lancaster County aim to grow profits for farmers
  • PA: Stream mapping helps to identify most cost-effective restoration sites
  • VA: Groundwater: the next frontier of concern on Virginia’s Eastern Shore
  • WA: Spokane County, Central Valley district make Saltese Flats wetlands restoration project a reality
  • WI: DNR Staff Felt Pressure to Approve Wetland Fill for Frac Sand Mining Project

WETLAND SCIENCE

  • New research predicts which trees are at greatest risk of beetle invasion
  • Moss Capable of Removing Arsenic from Drinking Water Discovered
  • Scientists debunk myth that Yellowstone wolves changed entire ecosystem, flow of rivers
  • Chesapeake Bay grass resurgence is first big conservation success tied to humans, scientists say
  • Large wildfires bring increases in annual river flow
  • One-fifth of carbon entering coastal waters of eastern North America is buried
  • The 100th Meridian, Where the Great Plains Begin, May Be Shifting
  • The oceans’ circulation hasn’t been this sluggish in 1,000 years. That’s bad news.
  • Nature, heal thyself: the lessons of restoration ecology
  • Managed grazing cultivates new believers among watershed farmers
  • New Control Methods Can Help Protect Coral Reefs from Invasive Species
  • New data updates earlier findings on extreme weather events
  • Some glaciers may already be functionally extinct
  • Land degradation drives mass migration, climate change – experts
  • UNH Researchers Find Landscape Ridges May Hold Clues about Ice Age and Climate Change
  • What 3 Feet of Seawater Could Mean for the World’s Turtles
  • New Research Shows Fertilization Drives Global Lake Emissions of Greenhouse Gases
  • James spinymussel population approaching rock bottom

RESOURCES & PUBLICATIONS

  • The Beaver Restoration Guidebook Version 2.0 e

POTPOURRI

  • Preserving the Missouri River floodplain through photographs
  • Carbon emissions of lobster and shrimp outstrip chicken and pork—and sometimes even beef
  • Māori Mussel Memory
  • Waterfall Wanderlust: Explore Pennsylvania’s Falling Waters
  • When Whales and Humans Talk
  • Wood Fuel is Bad News for Climate and Biodiversity
  • There’s Trouble Brewing for Beer in a Warming World

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Webinars

April

  • CUAHSI Cyberseminar Series: CUAHSI Water Data Services for Supporting Scientific Research and Education - Cloud-hosting Water Science Data for Collaborative Research
  • Northeast Climate Science Center Webinar: NOAA's Regional Climate Services Program: Regional Activities in the East
  • CUAHSI Cyberseminar Series: CUAHSI Water Data Services for Supporting Scientific Research and Education - Cyberinfrastructure to Support Water Science Education and Reproducible Science

May

  • Southern Regional Extension Forestry Webinar: 27 Years of Extension Urban Forestry Outreach: A Pennsylvania Success Story 
  • Natural Floodplain Functions Alliance Webinar: Wetlands by Design: A watershed approach for Wisconsin
  • American Water Resources Association  Webinar: Water Conflict Management Through Serious Gaming 
  • American Water Works Association Webinar: Integrated Monitoring for Harmful Algal Blooms

June

  • American Water Resources Association  Webinar:  A River Runs Through It (Hopefully!): Instream Flow Development in the Eastern United States 
  • Center for Watershed Protection Webcast: Retrofitting the Urban Environment: What’s New? 

July

  • American Water Resources Association  Webinar:   A Collaborative Web Resource for Downscaled CMIP3 and CMIP5 Climate and Hydrology Projections 

August

  • American Water Resources Association  Webinar:    Hydrologic Modeling for Austin's Integrated Water Resources Plan 

September

  • American Water Works Association Webinar: Utility Tools and Strategies for Climate Change Planning

October

  • American Water Resources Association Webinar: Forecast Informed Reservoir Operations Improve Water Management
  • Center for Watershed Protection Webcast: Innovations in Stream Restoration Design and Construction

November

  • American Water Resources Association  Webinar:  Setting Up a Water Bank: From the Ground(water) Up

Meetings

April

  • 2018 Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention & Water Action Volunteers Symposium
  • National Science Foundation Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network: Understanding Our Ocean Connections
  • Climate Change: Impacts & Responses Research Network: 2018 Special Focus: Engaging with Policy on Climate Change
  • Michigan Lake and Stream Association, Inc. 57th Annual Conference: Preserving Your Freshwater Gem: The Essentials of Lake Stewardship
  • Midwest-Great Lakes Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration: 2018 Annual Chapter Meeting
  • 2018 AWRA Spring Specialty Conference; GIS & Water Resources X: Spatial Analysis of Watersheds: Ecological, Hydrological, and Societal Responses
  • Land Trust Alliance: 2018 New York Land Trust Symposium: Investing in Healthy Communities
  • New York State Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association: 18th Annual Meeting
  • University of Florida: 12th International Symposium on Biogeochemistry of Wetlands
  • Instream Flow Council: Flow 2018
  • NEIWPCC: 29th Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference
  • National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program
  • Resilient Cities 2018
  • New Mexico Highlands University: Climate Change Awareness Summit
  • River Network: River Rally 2018
  • Antioch University: 2018 Local Solutions: Eastern Climate Preparedness Conference

May

  • 8th Annual Yosemite Symbiosis Workshop
  • International Conference Climate Change & Water
  • Water Environment Reuse Foundation: 2018 Research Conference: Advancing Reuse & Integrated Water
  • National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference 
  • Climate Adaptation Conference 2018
  • National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference: Invest in the Environment
  • Ohio Stormwater Association: 2018 Ohio Stormwater Conference
  • 12th Bay of Fundy Science Workshop
  • National Working Waterfronts & Waterways Symposium
  • Lecture: Watershed & Water Quality
  • Centre for Marine Evolutionary Biology at University of Gothenburg Conference: Marine Evolution 2018
  • Laukahi: Hawai‘i Plant Conservation Network: Hawai‘i Native Seed Conference 2018
  • Maryland Environmental Trust: 2018 Maryland Land Conservation Conference
  • Midwest Mathematical Biology Conference (MMBC)
  • Northern Arizona University Mini-Symposium and Short Training Course: New Advances in Land Carbon Cycle Modeling
  • Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting: Navigating Boundaries in Freshwater Science
  • Choose CleanWater Coalition: 9th Annual Choose Clean Water Conference
  • ICEWW 2018: 20th International Conference: Environment, Water and Wetlands
  • Atlantic Canada Coastal and Estuarine Science Society: ACCESS 2018
  • SWS 2018 Annual Meeting: Wetland Science: Integrating Research, Practice and Policy - An Exchange of Expertise
  • Resource Institute, Inc.: Southwest Stream & Wetland Restoration Conference

June

  • World Environmental & Water Resources Congress
  • Berkeley Natural History Museums, the Berkeley Initiative for Global Change Biology, and iDigBio Second Annual Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference
  • 4th International Symposium: Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans
  • Lacawac Ecology Symposium
  • National Flood Conference
  • ASLO 2018 Summer Meeting
  • National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center International Symposium: Boundary Spanning: Advances in Socio-Environmental Systems Research
  • American Water Works Association: Annual Conference & Exposition: Innovating the Future of Water
  • Michigan Department of Environmental Quality: 2018 Michigan Environmental Compliance Conference
  • Scientific Committee of the Society for Conservation Biology Europe Section's 5th European Congress for Conservation Biology
  • Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative
  • Resources for Future Generations
  • Association of State Floodplain Managers Annual Conference: Managing Floods Where Mountains Meet the Desert
  • 5th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference
  • IAGLR 2018: Great Science for Tomorrow’s Solutions
  • 21st Biennial Penn State Plant Biology Symposium: "Wild and Tamed Phyobiomes"
  • World Summit on Climate Change and Global Warming

July

  • Natural Hazards Center: 2018 Natural Hazards Workshop
  • California Extreme Precipitation Symposium: Sharing Technical and Scientific Knowledge About Extreme Precipitation
  • American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Summer Specialty Conference: The Science, Management and Governance of Transboundary Groundwater
  • US Water Alliance: One Water Summit
  • 2018 Society for Conservation GIS Annual Conference
  • Coastal Zone Canada Association 2018 Conference: Seeking Practical Solutions to Real Issues; Communities Adapting to a Changing World
  • 9th International Symbiosis Society Congress
  • Science Education Resource Center: Earth Educators' Rendezvous
  • North American Congress for Conservation Biology: Conservation Science, Policy, & Practice: Connecting the Urban to the Wild
  • Gordon Research Seminar: Unifying Ecology Across Scales
  • Working Watersheds and Coastal Systems: Research and Management for a Changing Future
  • Bowdoin College Clonal Plants in Context Symposium
  • 11th International Conference on the Applications of Stable Isotope Techniques to Ecological Studies (IsoEcol 2018)

August

  • 2018 ESA Annual Meeting
  • North Carolina State University: EcoStream Conference
  • Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology – Montpellier 2018
  • American Fisheries Society Meeting: Communicating the Science of Fisheries Conservation to Diverse Audiences
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: 20th Annual EPA Region 6 Stormwater Conference
  • National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration (NCER)
  • SIWI: World Water Week: Water, ecosystems and human development
  • California Adaptation Forum

September

  • Romanian Limnogeographical Association (RLA): 4th International Conference “Water resources and wetlands”
  • 2018 Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference
  • MtnClim 2018: Anticipating climate change impacts in mountains: Embracing variability 
  • Kentucky Association of Mitigation Managers Conference  
  • 10th International Conference on Ecological Informatics
  • Climate Week NYC

October

  • 2018 Southeastern Ecology and Evolution Conference (SEEC)
  • The Wildlife Society’s 25 Annual Conference
  • Land Trust Alliance: Rally 2018 National Land Conservation Conference
  • International Marine & Freshwater Sciences Symposium (MarFresh2018)
  • MACC Fall Conference
  • 13TH Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
  • American Meteorological Society: 29th Conference on Severe Local Storms
  • Natural Areas Conference: Building Resilience: The Future of Natural Areas
  • Southeast Florida Regional Compact: Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit
  • American Water Works Association: Water Infrastructure Conference
  • American Shore & Beach Preservation Association: 2018 National Coastal Conference: Resilient Shorelines for Rising Tides

December

  • Restore America’s Estuaries Conference: 9th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration and Management

Training

April

  • Wetland Training Institute Course: Basic Wetland Delineation eSession with Field Practicum
  • Wetland Training Institute Course: Wetland Delineation Refresher – 2018
  • The Swamp School: Classroom and Field Wetland Delineation Training
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Phase 1 Environmental Assessments 2018
  • CUAHSI Workshop: Field Experiences in Microwave Remote Sensing for Agricultural Hydrology
  • North Carolina Wetland Assessment Method
  • Environmental Concern Course: Basic Wetland Delineation
  • Highlands Biological Station Course: Biology and Conservation of Birds
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Basic Botany for Wetland Assessment 2018
  • Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment Course: Podcasting for Environmental Communications

May

  • 3-day Vernal Pool CRAM (California Rapid Assessment Method) Training
  • Richard Chinn Environmental Training, Inc. Course: Regional Supplement Wetland Delineation Training
  • D & D West Course: Interagency Consultation for Endangered Species
  • D&D West Course: Basic Wetland Delineation
  • Wetland Training Institute Course: Basic Wetland Delineation
  • Highlands Biological Station Course: Southern Appalachian Mayflies, Stoneflies, & Caddisflies
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2018
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Certified Wetland Botanist
  • Padilla Bay Reserve Coastal Training Program: Using the Credit-Debit Method for Estimating Mitigation Needs
  • Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch Wetland and Stream Restoration Workshop
  • Northeast Section, The Wildlife Society: Wildlife Field Course
  • Highlands Biological Station Course: Conservation Genetics of Salamanders
  • University of Louisville Speed School of Engineering Wetland Design Course
  • The Swamp School Course: Certified Wetland Delineator
  • Wetland Training Institute Course: Wetland Delineation with Emphasis on Soils and Hydrology eSession with Field Practicum – 2018
  • Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education Course: Vegetation Identification for Wetland Delineation: North
  • National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) Tutorial, Applications of Spatial Data: Ecological Niche Modeling
  • Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education Course: Restoration Ecology: Using Mitigation and Sustainable Design Techniques to Reduce Stormwater Impacts and Increase Storm Resiliency
  • Portland State University Course: Wetland Hydrology Indicators and Problem Situations
  • Eastern Kentucky University, Division of Natural Areas Field Course: Wetland Design and Restoration Techniques
  • Michigan Wetlands Association Course: Wetland Delineation Training
  • Wetland Training Institute Course: Basic Wetland Delineation
  • Highlands Biological Station Course: Southern Appalachian Mammals
  • Tatoosh School Course: Community Ecology: Salmon, People, Place
  • Mountain Lake Biological Station Course: Field Biology of Fishes
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Developing Wetland Water Budgets
  • Tatoosh School Course: Community Ecology; independent travel; Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecology; and, Politics of Place
  • D & D West Course: Endangered Species Identification
  • McGraw Center for Conservation Leadership and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries: Workshop for Coastal Wetland Wildlife Managers
  • Shoals Marine Laboratory Course: Field Ornithology
  • Eagle Hill Institute: Introduction to Bryophytes and Lichens
  • Eagle Hill Institute: Marine Intertidal Community Ecology
  • D & D West Course: Hydrophytic Vegetation - Coastal Plain
  • Highlands Biological Station Course: Biology of Southern Appalachian Salamanders
  • Mountain Lake Biological Station Course: Field Herpetology
  • LUMCON: Coastal Protection & Restoration Course

June

  • Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions (MACC): Basic Wetland Identification and Delineation Workshop 
  • Eagle Hill Institute: Sterile Crustose Lichens Unveiled
  • Remote Data Acquisition (RDA) Sensor Training Workshop
  • Isle Royale & Keweenaw Parks Association: Plant I.D. Workshop
  • Highlands Biological Station Course: Fish of Southern Appalachians
  • University of Memphis, Meeman Biological Station Course: Wetland Ecology 
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2018
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Certified Wetland Hydrologist
  • Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development at the Missouri Botanical: R Basics Workshop
  • Padilla Bay Reserve Coastal Training Program: Puget Sound Coastal Processes, Shoreline Modifications, and Beach Restoration
  • Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions (MACC): Wetland Plant ID
  • Eagle Hill Institute: Mosses: Structure, Ecology, and Identification
  • D & D West Course: Advanced Hydric Soils, Atypical Wetlands & Hydrology - Coastal Plain
  • The Swamp School Course: Wetland Delineation Training – New York
  • National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) Course: Introduction to Spatial Agent-Based Modeling: June 2018
  • Wetland Training Institute Course: Basic Wetland Delineation
  • Eagle Hill Institute: Plate Tectonics of the Appalachians: A Traveling Geology Course, Maine to Quebec
  • University of Utah IsoCamp Course: Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry and Ecology
  • University of Utah Course: Isotopes in Spatial Ecology and Biogeochemistry
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Basic Botany for Wetland Assessment
  • Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education Course: Methodology for Delineating Wetlands
  • Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education Course: Introduction to Wetland Identification
  • Richard Chinn Environmental Training, Inc. Course: Regional Supplement Wetland Delineation Training
  • Saint Louis University: GIS Applications in Aquatic Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Workshop 
  • Louis Calder Center: Freshwater Algae Identification Intensive Summer Workshop
  • Eagle Hill Institute: Scientific Illustration with Pen and Ink and Color Pencil
  • Eagle Hill Institute: Freshwater and Diadromous Fishes of New England
  • Course: Structural Equation Modelling for Ecologists and Evolutionary Biologists (SEMR02)
  • Wicked Problems: Investigating real world problems in the biology classroom (SW 2018)
  • Highlands Biological Station Course: Ecology of Global Change
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Habitat Conservation Plans
  • Mountain Lake Biological Station Course: Wildlife Disease Ecology
  • WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands Educator Workshop
  • Tatoosh School Course: Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecology + Politics of Place
  • Eagle Hill Institute: Lichens and Lichen Ecology
  • Eagle Hill Institute: Sedges and Rushes: Identification and Ecology
  • EDAMAME : Explorations in Data Analyses for Metagenomic Advances in Microbial Ecology
  • Portland State University Course: Wetland Plants of the Pacific Northwest
  • The Conservation Fund Training Course: Mitigation Banking & In-Lieu Fee Program Interagency Review Teams
  • Iowa Lakeside Laboratory Course: Ecology of Algae Blooms
  • Flathead Lake Bio Station: Conservation Ecology
  • Flathead Lake Bio Station Course: Environmental Sensors: Designing, Building and Deploying the Field
  • Flathead Lake Bio Station: Seminars in Ecology and Resource Management
  • Richard Chinn Environmental Training, Inc. Course: Wetland Permitting Training
  • Wetland Training Institute Course: Basic Wetland Delineation eSession with Field Practicum
  • Wetland Training Institute Course: Wetland Delineation Refresher – 2018
  • Highlands Biological Station Course: Comparative Temperate-Tropical Biogeography

July

  • Eagle Hill Institute: Dragonflies and Damselflies: Field Techniques and Identification
  • Eagle Hill Institute: Grasses: Identification and Ecology
  • Eagle Hill Institute: Drawing and Painting Birds in Watercolor and Colored Pencil
  • Highlands Biological Station Course: Biology & Conservation of Lichens
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2018
  • Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions (MACC): Wetland Shrubs 
  • Eagle Hill Institute: Spiders: Identification, Biology, and Ecology
  • Eagle Hill Institute: Native Bees: Biology, Ecology, Identification and Conservation
  • Iowa Lakeside Laboratory Course: Paleolimnology
  • Flathead Lake Bio Station Course: Landscape Ecology
  • Flathead Lake Bio Station Course: Aquatic Microbial Ecology
  • Highlands Biological Station Course: Fleshy Fungi of the Highlands Plateau
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Monitoring Techniques
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Principles of Wetland Design
  • Wetland Training Institute Course: Basic Wetland Delineation eSession with Field Practicum
  • Wetland Training Institute Course: Wetland Delineation Refresher – 2018
  • Michigan Wetlands Association: Aquatic Plant Identification
  • Richard Chinn Environmental Training, Inc. Course: Regional Supplement Wetland Delineation Training
  • Phys-Fest II Course: Plant Ecophysiology
  • Eagle Hill Institute: Wetland Identification, Delineation and Ecology
  • Eagle Hill Institute: Photographing Plants and Plant Habitats: Classical and Modern Techniques
  • The Swamp School Course: Wetland Delineation Training – Pennsylvania
  • Summer Course: Ecological Forecasting
  • Highlands Biological Station Course: Bryophyte Identification
  • Mountain Lake Biological Station Course: Stream Ecology
  • Eagle Hill Institute: Maine Seaweeds: Identification, Ecology, and Ethnobotany
  • Eagle Hill Institute: Microlepidoptera: Collection, Preparation, Dissection, Identification, and Natural History
  • Michigan Wetlands Association Course: Wetland Plant Identification and Hike with Ellen
  • Environmental Concern Course: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes
  • Flathead Lake Bio Station Course: Field Methods in Ornithology
  • Flathead Lake Bio Station Course: Alpine Ecology
  • Flathead Lake Bio Station Course: Lake Ecology
  • Highlands Biological Station Course: Southern Appalachian Mayflies, Stoneflies, & Caddisflies
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Data Collection for Environmental Professionals
  • Michigan Wetlands Association Course: Wetland Plants of the Eastern Upper Peninsula
  • Eagle Hill Institute: Mushroom Identification for New Mycophiles: Foraging for Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms
  • Eagle Hill Institute: Tracks and Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates
  • Eagle Hill Institute: The Eastern Maine Ice Age Landscape as a Record Hemispheric Climate Change: The Last Deglaciation: The Pineo Ridge Moraine and Emerged Delta Complex
  • Humboldt State University Course: Teaching Individual/Agent-based Modeling
  • Wetland Training Institute Course: Problematic Delineation Seminar – 2018

August

  • Eagle Hill Institute: Sphagnum Mosses and Ecology
  • Eagle Hill Institute: Aquatic Entomology
  • D&D West Course: Basic Wetland Delineation
  • Highlands Biological Station Course: Rock Outcrop and Cliff Face Communities
  • Flathead Lake Bio Station: Stream Ecology
  • Flathead Lake Bio Station: Ecology of Forests and Grasslands
  • Flathead Lake Bio Station: Drone Remote Sensing of Freshwater Ecosystems
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Basic Delineation Training
  • Richard Chinn Environmental Training, Inc. Course: Regional Supplement Wetland Delineation Training
  • Highlands Biological Station Course: Introductory Ecology
  • Eagle Hill Institute: Witness to Nature: A Creative Writing Workshop
  • Eagle Hill Institute: Plant Anatomy and Microtechnique
  • D & D West Course: Hydrophytic Vegetation - Eastern Mountains/Piedmont
  • Highlands Biological Station Course: Southeastern Grasslands: Ecology and Conservation
  • Environmental Concern Course: Wetland Plant ID
  • Wetland Training Institute Course: Basic Wetland Delineation eSession with Field Practicum
  • Wetland Training Institute Course: Wetland Delineation Refresher – 2018
  • Eagle Hill Institute: Mushroom Microscopy: An Exploration of the Intricate Microscopic World of Mushrooms
  • Eagle Hill Institute: Banding Songbirds and Raptors: Livetrapping, In-hand Aging and Sexing, and Data Collection for Research
  • Highlands Biological Station Course: Grasses of the Southern Appalachians
  • Wetland Training Institute Course: Basic Wetland Delineation
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Basic Botany for Wetland Assessment
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Developing Wetland Water Budgets | 2018
  • Eagle Hill Institute: Mosses: Orthotrichaceae of Maine
  • Eagle Hill Institute: Independent Study: Pyrenolichens
  • Michigan Wetlands Association Course: Michigan Rapid Assessment Method for Wetlands (MiRAM)
  • Richard Chinn Environmental Training, Inc. Course: Wetland Permitting Training

September

  • Wetland Training Institute Course: Basic Wetland Delineation eSession with Field Practicum
  • Wetland Training Institute Course: Wetland Delineation Refresher – 2018
  • Eagle Hill Institute Workshop: Asters and Goldenrods
  • Environmental Concern Course: Basic Wetland Delineation
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Online Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2018
  • D & D West Course: Identification of Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes
  • Richard Chinn Environmental Training, Inc. Course: Regional Supplement Wetland Delineation Training
  • Eagle Hill Institute Workshop: Current Issues in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Wetland Training Institute Course: Basic Wetland Delineation eSession with Field Practicum
  • Wetland Training Institute Course: Wetland Delineation Refresher – 2018
  • Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation: The Ecology and Conservation of Migratory Birds
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Conducting Effective Ecological Risk Assessments
  • Michigan Wetlands Association Course: Asters and Goldenrods in Michigan Wetlands
  • CUAHSI: Near Surface Geophysics for Hydrology Workshop
  • Eagle Hill Institute Workshop: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Review Process 
  • Environmental Concern Course: Evaluating Hydric Soils in the Field
  • Wetland Training Institute Course: Basic Wetland Delineation
  • The Swamp School: Classroom and Field Wetland Delineation Training
  • Wetland Training Institute Course: Basic Wetland Delineation
  • Richard Chinn Environmental Training, Inc. Course: Wetland Permitting Training
  • Eagle Hill Institute Workshop: Fall Maine Mushroom

October

  • The Swamp School Online Course: Online Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2018
  • Eagle Hill Institute Workshop: Columbus Day Weekend Retreat
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Developing Wetland Water Budgets
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Certified Hydric Soils Investigator
  • D&D West Course: Basic Wetland Delineation
  • Michigan Wetlands Association Course: Hydric Soils Identification
  • Wetland Training Institute Course: Basic Wetland Delineation eSession with Field Practicum
  • Wetland Training Institute Course: Wetland Delineation Refresher – 2018
  • Eagle Hill Institute Workshop: Bryophytes: Mosses and Liverworts
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Habitat Conservation Plans
  • D & D West Course: Interagency Consultation for Endangered Species
  • Eagle Hill Institute Workshop: Crustose and Foliose Lichens

November

  • The Swamp School Course: Wetland Delineation Training
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Online Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2018
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Certified Wetland Hydrologist
  • Wetland Training Institute Course: Basic Wetland Delineation eSession with Field Practicum
  • Wetland Training Institute Course: Wetland Delineation Refresher – 2018
  • Eagle Hill Institute Workshop: Tree and Shrub Identification Using Twigs and Other Winter Characteristics
  • D & D West Course: Advanced Hydric Soils, Atypical Wetlands & Hydrology – Piedmont
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Principles of Wetland Design
  • Environmental Concern Course: Winter Woody Plant ID
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

December

  • The Swamp School Online Course: Developing Wetland Water Budgets
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2018
  • Richard Chinn Environmental Training, Inc. Course: Wetland Permitting Training
  • D & D West Course: Wetland Delineation Regional Supplement – Eastern Mountains/Piedmont)
  • The Swamp School Course: Certified Wetland Delineator
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Data Collection for Environmental Professionals

SPECIAL EVENT

  • World Fish Migration Day: Working together for happy fish
  • Earth Day
  • 22nd Annual Spring Delmarva Birding Weekend
  • Wildwood Park: Wetlands Festival 
    American Wetlands Month
  • World Migratory Bird Day
  • Cape May Spring Festive: So. Many. Birds.
  • Cleveland Metroparks – Discovery Days – Wetland Walk

 

Wetland Breaking News - March 2016

The Association of State Wetland Managers' Wetland Breaking News (WBN) is a monthly e-newsletter. Wetland Breaking News is an edited compilation of wetland-related stories and announcements submitted by readers and gleaned from listservs, press releases and news sources from throughout the United States. WBN chronicles the legislative, national and state news relevant to wetland science and policy, wetland regulations and legal analysis of Supreme court cases from the past month; it also links to new publications and resources available to wetland professionals as well as events and training opportunities for those working in water resources and related fields. Wetland Breaking News has been published for over fifteen years and ASWM has been a think-tank and source for wetland science and policy news and discussion for over 30 years.The items presented in Wetland Breaking News do not necessarily reflect the views of the editor or of the Association of State Wetland Managers. Send your news items, comments, corrections, or suggestions to .

"WETLAND BREAKING NEWS" Compiled and Edited by Marla Stelk, Editor; Laura Burchill and Sharon Weaver, Assistant Editors. Executive Director: Jeanne Christie. Association of State Wetland Managers, 32 Tandberg Trail, Ste. 2A, Windham, ME 04062. Telephone: 207-892-3399 Fax: 207-892-3089

All photos by Jeanne Christie, ASWM 

     
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