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WBN October 2018


 

WBN - Editor's NoteEditor's Note


Dear Wetlanders,

As I am sure you are all experiencing in your professional and personal worlds as well, the New Year is off to an interesting start. The federal government shutdown is impacting both the professional and personal lives of our federal agency partners, important state and tribal programs, environmental protections, scientific research, the regulated community, public safety and so much more. The Association of State Wetland Managers is doing its best to weather these challenges.  We are currently working to navigate projects without the guidance of our federal project managers and are preparing ourselves to hit the ground running as soon as the federal agencies reopen. We have rescheduled two webinars from January to February and put a few of our workgroup efforts on hold. Until the impasse in Washington D.C. is resolved, please keep in mind that we may have to keep rescheduling webinars and some activities that are dependent on federal staff engagement and/or approval of funds until the government reopens.

Additionally, in light of a recent speech by President Trump where he stated that federal protections for waterways and wetlands wereone of the most ridiculous regulations and that prairie potholes are “bad,” I feel compelled to share information about all the amazingly great benefits provided by prairie potholes. Prairie potholes are a unique type of wetland that provides many critical services for communities in the Upper Midwest, migratory wildlife, and the nation as a whole. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection website, prairie potholes are “depressional wetlands (primarily freshwater marshes) found most often in the Upper Midwest, especially North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. This formerly glaciated landscape is pockmarked with an immense number of potholes, which fill with snowmelt and rain in the spring. The Upper Midwest, because of its numerous shallow lakes and marshes, rich soils, and warm summers, is described as being one of the most important wetland regions in the world. The area is home to more than 50 percent of North American migratory waterfowl, with many species dependent on the potholes for breeding and feeding. In addition to supporting waterfowl hunting and birding, prairie potholes also absorb surges of rain, snow melt, and
floodwaters thereby reducing the risk and severity of 
downstream flooding." They also recharge groundwater systems that supply water to farmlands and wells as well as water and forage for livestock. 

Tonight I shall raise a glass and toast the noble prairie potholes. I hope you
will join me!

 

Marla J. Stelk
Editor
Wetland Breaking News

 
   
              


Editor's ChoiceWBN: October 2018

 

Trump to farmers: Wetlands protections ‘one of the most ridiculous’ regulations

By Ellen Knickmeyer, AP – PBS – January 14, 2019
President Donald Trump pointed to farmers Monday as winners from the administration’s proposed rollback of federal protections for wetlands and waterways across the country, describing farmers crying in gratitude when he ordered the change. But under longstanding federal law and rules, farmers and farmland already are exempt from most of the regulatory hurdles on behalf of wetlands that the Trump administration is targeting. Because of that, environmental groups long have argued that builders, oil and gas drillers and other industry owners would be the big winners if the government adopts the pending rollback, making it easier to fill in bogs, creeks and streams for plowing, drilling, mining or building. Read full story here.

Farm Country Stood by Trump. But the Shutdown Is Pushing It to Breaking Point.

By Jack Healy and Tyler Pager – The New York Times – January 10, 2019
In Georgia, a pecan farmer lost out on his chance to buy his first orchard. The local Farm Service Agency office that would have processed his loan application was shut down. In Wisconsin’s dairy country, a 55-year-old woman sat inside her new dream home, worried she would not be able to pay her mortgage. Her loan had come from an Agriculture Department program for low-income residents in rural areas, but all of the account information she needed to make her first payment was locked away in an empty government office. Farm country has stood by President Trump, even as farmers have strained under two years of slumping incomes and billions in losses from his trade wars. Read full story here.

Farm Bill by the Numbers

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition – December 21, 2018
The farm bill is complex package of legislation – like other authorizing bills, the bill’s primary focus is on policies and programs, but unlike many authorization bills, the farm bill also provides direct funding for many of the programs it authorizes. Farm bill programs, therefore, have two ways to receive funding: mandatory (or direct) funding through the farm bill, and annual funding through the appropriations process. Because mandatory funding provided by authorizing legislation is substantially larger than appropriated funds, which programs receive mandatory funding and how much is always a contentious issue in farm bill debates. Read full blog post here.

WOTUS Revised: Proposed Federal Rule Retracts the Reach of the Clean Water Act

By Wendy Manley – Forest Network – December 19, 2018
The controversial definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS), which establishes the reach of federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act (CWA), may be changing yet again. On December 10, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers (COE) announced proposed regulations to describe which waters trigger federal permit requirements for activities that occur in, or discharge to, such waters. The COE issues permits for dredging and filling of WOTUS under CWA Section 404, while EPA (and states with delegated CWA authority) issue permits for discharging stormwater and wastewater to WOTUS under Section 402. As the CWA lacks a statutory definition, the scope of the term is left to the COE and EPA. Read full story here.

WBN: October 2018: Members' Webinars

 

National News 

 

Farm Bill could increase funding to control ag runoff to Chesapeake

By Timothy B. Wheeler – Bay Journal – January 15, 2019
Farmers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed stand to get more financial help from the federal government to reduce polluted runoff from fields and feedlots under the new Farm Bill passed by Congress in December. The legislation, which replaces the 2014 Farm Bill, tweaked funding for farm conservation programs in a way that significantly increases the pot of federal money for which Bay watershed farmers and partnering organizations can compete. Read full article here.

5 key environmental impacts of the government shutdown

By Sarah Gibbens, Alejandra Borunda, and Laura Parker– National Geographic – January 14, 2019
As President Donald Trump and Congress continue to wrangle over funding for a border wall and the overall 2019 budget, the federal government remains shutdown since December 22, 2018, making it the longest furlough of large numbers of government employees in U.S. history. While politicians in Washington haggle over long and short-term budgets, the stoppage of many functions of government reverberate across the country. Read full article here.

House votes to fund and reopen Interior Department, EPA and other federal agencies

By Clare Foran – CNN – January 11, 2019 – Video
The House of Representatives approved legislation Friday to fund and reopen the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies impacted by the partial government shutdown, though the measure is expected to be dead on arrival in the Senate and faces a White House veto threat. The vote was 240-179, with 10 Republicans siding with Democrats. The measure is part of a series of spending bills that House Democrats have advanced this week in an effort to put pressure on congressional Republicans and the White House as the shutdown continues. Read full story here.

Bay Foundation grades health of the Chesapeake Bay a D+

By Rachel Felver – Chesapeake Bay Program – January 8, 2019
The first assessment of Bay health in 2019 shows mixed results. In the biennial “State of the Bay” report, issued by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), the health of the Bay dropped one point, lowering its score from a C- in 2016 to a D+ in 2018. While underwater grasses and dissolved oxygen show promising signs of resiliency, nutrients and water clarity contribute heavily to the lower score. Read full blog post here.

Trump threatens to extend partial government shutdown for years

By Jordan Fabian and Alexander Bolton – The Hill – January 4, 2019
President Trump on Friday threatened to keep roughly a quarter of the federal government closed for years amid a dispute over border-wall funding, the latest sign the president and congressional Democrats remain far apart on resolving the two-week-long shutdown. Trump confirmed after a heated, closed-door meeting that he “absolutely” told Democrats the shutdown could last more than a year, which was first revealed by Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) following the negotiation session inside the White House Situation Room. Read full story here.

Hurricane Michael Cost this Military Base About $5 Billion, Just One of 2018’s Weather Disasters

By Phil McKenna – InsideClimate News – December 18, 2018
As Hurricane Michael quickly gained strength over unusually warm water in the Gulf of Mexico, Tyndall Air Force Base began sending its stealth fighters to safer bases—all but the more than a dozen planes undergoing maintenance. Two days later, the base was being ripped apart by 155 mile-per-hour winds that left it littered with the twisted metal of torn-away rooftops and hangars. The hurricane—one of at least a dozen climate and weather disasters in the United States this year to top $1 billion in damage—left a wide trail of destruction through homes, businesses and farms from Florida to the Carolinas. The military alone suffered several billion dollars in damage. Read full story here.

Interior Secretary Zinke Resigns Amid Investigations

By Juliet Eilperin Josh Dawsey and Darryl Fears – The Washington Post – December 15, 2018 – Video
Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke submitted his resignation to the White House on Saturday, facing intense pressure to step down because of multiple probes tied to his real estate dealings in his home state of Montana and his conduct in office. Read full story and view video here.

 

 

 

 State News WBN:  October 2018: Visit ASWM

 

CA: National park visitors cut down protected Joshua trees during partial government shutdown

By Andrea Diaz – CNN – January 12, 2019 – Video
There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who take it upon themselves to go to understaffed national parks to keep them clean during the government shutdown, and then those who set up illegal campsites and cut down Joshua trees in the national park of the same name. Read full story here.

FL: FGCU researcher wants to clean water by flipping lands between wetlands and farm fields in Everglades

By Chad Gillis – News-Press – January 7, 2019 – Video
A local researcher says he's figured out a way farmers can make money cleaning instead of polluting water in the historic Everglades. Bill Mitsch, director of Florida Gulf Coast University's Everglades Wetland Research Park in Naples, says he and a business expert at the University of Notre Dame worked out a model in which farmers could get checks from several government programs for building wetlands and capturing carbon. Called wetlaculture, the idea is to convert lands from farm fields to wetlands to reduce the harmful nutrient loads flowing to the east and west coasts. Read full story and view video here.

MD: Science foundation cuts 20-year-old Baltimore ecological study’s funds

By Timothy B. Wheeler – Bay Journal – January 9, 2019
For two decades, scientists have been monitoring the streams that flow from Baltimore’s outer suburbs through some of the city’s most blighted neighborhoods on their way to the harbor. Now, though, the future of that research is in doubt. One of just two urban-focused long-term ecological research projects in the nation, the Baltimore Ecosystem Study faces what one of its chief scientists calls a “funding crisis.” The National Science Foundation, which has provided grants to underwrite the study since its inception, is pulling the plug on its financial support. Read full article here.

MD: Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Gets 155-Acre Addition

By Meg Walburn Viviano – Chesapeake Bay Magazine – December 28, 2018
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is getting bigger, with the addition of 155 newly-protected acres of land in its Nanticoke Unit. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Chesapeake Conservancy teamed up to create Blackwater’s first-ever perpetual conservation easements, which will ensure there’s no development on these protected lands. Read full article here.

NY: Ridgewood Reservoir Receives Wetland Designation, Ensures Site Preservation

By Laura Hanrahan – Ridgewood Post – January 7, 2019
The historic Ridgewood Reservoir has at last been designated by the state as a wetland in a move that permanently protects the reservoir as a natural area after years of advocacy. The state Department of Environmental Conservation designated the 50-acre reservoir on the border of Brooklyn and Queens as a Class 1 Freshwater Wetland in October. The designation, which applies to areas where threatened or endangered species have been observed, comes 160 years after the reservoir was first built as a water supply basin for the then-independent city of Brooklyn. Read full story here.

OH: Long term ag change impacts stream water quality

By Adityarup “Rup” Chakravorty – American Society of Agronomy – January 2, 2019
In the early 1990s, Acton Lake in southwestern Ohio had a muddy problem. Large amounts of sediment from nearby farms were entering the lake’s watershed. These sediments traveled through streams draining the landscape and were filling up the lake. So, the USDA gave local farmers incentives to change some of their farming practices. One of these practices was conservation tillage, in which the soil is plowed less often. That can reduce sediment runoff. Read full story here.

PA: Wolf Administration Announces Public-Private Initiative to Promote Innovative Farming Practices for Health, Environmental, and Economic Benefits in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

DEP Newsroom – January 11, 2019
Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell today joined six public and private partners in launching the High Performance Farms Initiative to help increase environmental sustainability, economic benefits, public health, and soil and water quality by promoting innovative farming practices in Pennsylvania’s part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. “The health of our farms, soil, and water is inextricably linked to the health of our communities,” said Secretary Redding at a ceremonial partnership signing event at the 103rd Farm Show. “This initiative recognizes that stewardship of our farms and natural resources is also linked to our dinner plates and farm gates.” Read full news release here.

WA: Restoration plan adopted for Icicle watershed

Contacts: Kristin Johnson-Waggoner and Mike Kaputa – Washington Department of Ecology – January 3, 2019
A just released final programmatic environmental impact statement (EIS), adopted by Chelan County and the Washington Department of Ecology, spells out a plan for improving water efficiencies and boosting streamflows in the Icicle Creek Watershed. Read full news release here.

WA: Ecology boosts water quality protections at existing
Atlantic salmon net pens

Contact: Colleen Keltz – Washington Department of Ecology – December 27, 2019
The Department of Ecology is taking action to strengthen the water quality permits for existing Atlantic salmon farming operations in Puget Sound. Farming Atlantic salmon in net pens is officially banned from Puget Sound starting in 2022. Until then, these operations must protect Puget Sound’s water. Ecology is using the investigation from the 2017 Cypress Island net pen collapse to mandate more protective permit requirements. Read full news release here.

 

WBN: October 2018: Wetland ScienceWetland Sciece News

 

UCI/JPL: Antarctica losing six times more ice mass annually now than 40 years ago

UCI News – January 14, 2019
Antarctica experienced a sixfold increase in yearly ice mass loss between 1979 and 2017, according to a study published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Glaciologists from the University of California, Irvine, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Netherlands’ Utrecht University additionally found that the accelerated melting caused global sea levels to rise more than half an inch during that time. “That’s just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak,” said lead author Eric Rignot, Donald Bren Professor and chair of Earth system science at UCI. “As the Antarctic ice sheet continues to melt away, we expect multi-meter sea level rise from Antarctica in the coming centuries.” Read full story here.

Oceans are warming even faster than previously thought

Environmental News Network – January 11, 2019
Heat trapped by greenhouse gases is raising ocean temperatures faster than previously thought, concludes an analysis of four recent ocean-heating observations. The results provide further evidence that earlier claims of a slowdown or “hiatus” in global warming over the past 15 years were unfounded. Read full story here.

New policy design needed to tackle global environmental threat, according to report

University of Exeter – January 11, 2019
A team of international researchers, including experts from the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy (LEEP) Institute at the University of Exeter, has examined how politicians and legislators can develop a new way to tackle the growing threat of climate change. The perspective piece, which is published as the cover article in Nature Sustainability, comes in response to advice from leading scientists, suggesting that the human impact on the environment are already tipping the world into a new geologically significant era. Called the Anthropocene, this new era is defined by the effect human-kind has already caused on Earth, from mass extinctions of plant and animal species, polluted oceans and altered atmosphere. Read full story here.

Climate Change Could Be Breaking a Natural Coral Reef Thermostat

By Richard Kemeny – Hakai Magazine – January 10, 2019
The 2,300-kilometer Great Barrier Reef fringing Australia’s northeast coast might function like a giant thermostat, regulating the temperature of its environment. Yet as scientists work to uncover more about this built-in mechanism, climate change might be breaking it. Read full article here.

Sen. Marco Rubio warns Trump a border emergency could embolden a future Dem president on climate change

By Berkeley Lovelace, Jr. – CNBC – January 9, 2019 – Video
A national emergency declaration by President Donald Trump over border security could wind up hurting Republicans, GOP Sen. Marco Rubio told CNBC on Wednesday. The Florida Republican contended that Trump was elected on the promise of building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and the president has to "keep that promise." But "we have to be careful about endorsing broad uses of executive power," he added. "I'm not prepared to endorse that right now." Such a declaration would set a precedent, Rubio said. "If today, the national emergency is border security ... tomorrow the national emergency might be climate change." Read full story here.

Trees change inside as drought persists

Contacts: Associate Professor Susan Laurance; Professor David Tng; and Dr. Deborah Apgaua – James Cook University Australia – January 9, 2019
James Cook University scientists have found that trees change their anatomy in response to prolonged drought. JCU’s Associate Professor Susan Laurance has led the Daintree Drought experiment since 2015, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Edinburgh and Imperial College in the UK. The project involves using plastic sheets to reduce the rainfall getting into a half hectare of rainforest, artificially creating an extended and drier dry season. A neighbouring half hectare is uncovered and gets the normal amount of rain to allow close comparison between the two groups of trees. “The purpose of the experiment is not to kill the trees, but to understand how trees are changing in the short term by simulating longer dry seasons in the field,” said Dr Laurance. Read full news release here.

Can Trump's new science adviser convince him that climate change is real?

By Brandon Miller – CNN – January 3, 2019 – Video
In the eleventh hour of the outgoing Congress' term, the Senate confirmed one of President Trump's nominees that could have a profound impact on the future of our planet. Kelvin Droegemeier, a meteorologist and former University of Oklahoma professor, was confirmed to be director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy on Wednesday-- a role commonly referred to as "science adviser" and the top scientific office in the country. The position has sat vacant since Trump's presidency began nearly two years ago. Droegemeier, an expert on extreme weather that has served as The University of Oklahoma's vice president of research since 2009 and has conducted atmospheric research for over 35 years. His extensive background in weather provides some hope among the science community that he can influence the administration, which has disputed the scientific community's view that the planet is warming and that humans are the primary cause of the change. Read full story and view video here.

Fewer monarch butterflies are reaching their overwintering destination – scientists ask why

Contact: Eric Merkel-Sobotta – De Gruyter – January 2, 2019
Arguably, one of the world’s most famous insects, the monarch butterfly, is currently experiencing dire problems with its migration in eastern North America. Fewer and fewer monarchs are successfully reaching their overwintering destinations, and scientists aren’t sure why. Because of this, the need for research on the migration has never been more urgent. New research published in De Gruyter’s Open Access journal Animal Migration, aims to help with this effort. Read full story here.

Rising Waters Are Drowning Amtrak's Northeast Corridor

By Christopher Flavelle and Jeremy C.F. Lin – Bloomberg Businessweek – December 20, 2018
By the middle of this century, climate change is likely to punch a hole through the busiest stretch of rail in North America. Parts of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor route, which carries 12 million people each year between Boston and Washington, face “continual inundation.” Flooding, rising seas, and storm surge threaten to erode the track bed and knock out the signals that direct train traffic. The poles that provide electricity for trains are at risk of collapse, even as power substations succumb to floodwaters. “If one of the segments of track shuts down, it will shut down this segment of the NEC,” warned members of Amtrak’s planning staff. “There is not an alternate route that can be used as a detour.” Read full story here.

Why is Sea Level Rising Faster in Some Areas Along the U.S. East Coast Than Others?

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution – December 19, 2018
Sea levels are rising globally from ocean warming and melting of land ice, but the seas aren’t rising at the same rate everywhere. Sea levels have risen significantly faster in some U.S. East Coast regions compared to others. A new study led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) reveals why. Over the 20th century, sea level has risen about a foot and a half in coastal communities near Cape Hatteras in North Carolina and along the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia. In contrast, New York City and Miami have experienced about a 1-foot rise over the same period, while sea levels farther north in Portland, Maine, rose only about half a foot. Read full story and view video here.

Arctic Lakes Are Vanishing by the Hundreds

By Chelsea Harvey, E&E – Scientific American News – December 18, 2018
The rapidly warming Arctic is no stranger to loss. Climate change is gradually claiming some of its most iconic features, from melting glaciers in Greenland to shrinking sea ice in the ocean. But some casualties may be more surprising than others. Research suggests that small lakes and ponds across the Arctic tundra are also steadily disappearing. Read full article here.

The Long Dry: Why the World’s Water Supply is Shrinking

Contact: Ashish Sharma – Eurek Alert – December 13, 2018
A global study has found a paradox: our water supplies are shrinking at the same time as climate change is generating more intense rain. And the culprit is the drying of soils, say researchers, pointing to a world where drought-like conditions will become the new normal, especially in regions that are already dry. Read full story here.

 

 

 

Resources and Publications

 

New website provides support and tools for citizen scientists

By Joan Smedinghoff – Chesapeake Bay Program – January 14, 2019
Today, the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative (CMC) launched its new website, chesapeakemonitoringcoop.org. This website provides a platform to share CMC services and free resources for water quality monitoring groups. Created in 2015, the CMC brings together a diverse group of people who monitor water quality to provide a greater understanding of Chesapeake Bay watershed health. The CMC aims to provide technical, logistical and outreach support to volunteer-based and nontraditional monitoring groups, and incorporate that data into the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership. Read full blog post here.

Discover “Facebook for Fish” Featuring the Black Warrior, Cahaba, Coosa, and Mobile Watersheds

By Pat Byington – Bham Now – December 15, 2018 – Video
The Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute has launched a new online database of scientific records and photos of more than 400 native fishes. Described by the Institute as a “Facebook for Fish,” this resource is now available to scientists, students and the general public. Read full story and view video here.

 

  


PotpourriWBN: October 2018: Potpourri

 

UN Warns of Rising Levels of Toxic Brine as Desalination Plants Meet Growing Water Needs

United Nations University – January 14, 2019
The fast-rising number of desalination plants worldwide — now almost 16,000, with capacity concentrated in the Middle East and North Africa — quench a growing thirst for freshwater but create a salty dilemma as well: how to deal with all the chemical-laden leftover brine. In a UN-backed paper (“The state of desalination and brine production: A global outlook“), experts estimate the freshwater output capacity of desalination plants at 95 million cubic meters per day — equal to almost half the average flow over Niagara Falls. Read full story here.

Putting some mussel into river restoration

By Rebecca Chillrud – Chesapeake Bay Program – January 2, 2019
Maryland’s Patapsco River, which flows through central Maryland into the Chesapeake Bay, hasn’t been home to the eastern elliptio, a freshwater mussel species, for 50 to 100 years. That’s about to change, as a group of scientists from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) plans to plant baby mussels in the Patapsco in an attempt to reestablish their populations, clean the water and improve the health of the ecosystem. Read full blog post here.

Making Waves: 5 Steps the 116th Congress Should Take to Restore the Health and Productivity of America’s Oceans

By Alexandra Carter and Miriam Goldstein – Center for American Progress – December 18, 2018
The 2018 elections sent a clear message: Americans value conservation. Voters elected representatives and senators who vowed to protect public lands and waters and stand against the Trump administration’s many attacks on the environment. Now, as the 116th Congress prepares to start work in January, it is time to put these principles into practice. Read full story here.

19 Schemes to Survive Climate Change

By Lois Parshley – Popular Science – December 17, 2018
Record-breaking hurricanes, historically bad fire seasons out West, unprecedented flood levels in the Midwest, and “bombogenesis” becoming a household word along the Eastern Seaboard: Devastating weather events are the new normal in nearly all areas of the United States. Climate change is causing both more-frequent and ¬more-severe calamities. Add to that ongoing threats from earthquakes, -tornadoes, and volcanoes, and it’s no surprise that, according to NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information, natural disasters cost us more than $306 billion in damage in 2017. But a new generation of ¬architects, designers, and experts is creating infrastructure and buildings that respond to both extreme conditions and ongoing stress. Here’s a look at some of the most ¬innovative approaches to living in an ¬increasingly apocalyptic world. Read full story here

 

 Calendar of Events


WEBINARS
     
MEETINGS     
TRAINING  

 

WBN: October 2018

Special Events

World Wetlands Day
February 2, 2019

Central Coast Watershed Wetlands Tour
The Wetlands Conservancy
Newport, OR

Shiver in the River
February 23, 2019
Richmond, VA

Wings Over the Rockies Festival
May 6-12, 2019

Bay Day Festival
May 18, 2019
Kemah, TX

 

 

WEBINARS  
             
JANUARY 2019  
             
January 24, 2019
12:00 p.m. ET
        Antioch University Webinar: Built Environment – Resilient Water Features
 
             
January 24, 2019
1:00 p.m. ET
        The Swamp School Webinar: 2019 Wetland Status and Trends  
             
January 30, 2019
3:00 p.m. ET
        ASWM’s Members’ Wetland Webinar: Wetland Restoration Contractor Selection 101: Keys to Successful Wetland Restoration and Project Implementation  
             
FEBRUARY 2019  
             

February 1, 2019
2:00 p.m. ET

 
        Environmental Law Institute Webinar:  Stream Compensatory Mitigation -- Monitoring and Performance Standards  
             

February 6, 2019
2:00 p.m.

        ASWM Compensatory Mitigation Webinar: An Ecological framework for Reviewing Compensatory Mitigation Plans: Plan Review (Part 4 of 4)  
             

February 15, 2019
3:00 p.m. ET

        ASWM-NRCS Wetland Training Webinar 5: Dealing with Reality: How to Work with Wetlands in Altered Landscapes  
             
February 28, 2019
3:00 p.m. ET
        EBM Tools Webinar: Learning from others: The new global conservation planning database  

 

   
MEETINGS
 
JANUARY 2019 
     
January 27-30, 2019 
Cape May, NJ
  2019 Delaware Estuary Science & Environmental Summit: Estuary 2029: Saving our System Through Collaboration
     

January 31-February 2, 2019
New Haven, CT

  Yale Chapter of the International Society of Tropical Foresters: Examining Tropical Changes: Resilience in the Context of Disturbance and Transgression
     
FEBRUARY 2019 
     
February 5-7, 2019
Phoenix, AZ
  Tamarisk Coalition and the Desert Botanical Garden: Riparian Restoration Conference
     
February 5-7, 2019
Osage Beach, MO
  Missouri Natural Resources Conference

     
February 5-7, 2019
Stevenson, WA
  River Restoration Northwest: Stream Restoration Symposium

     

February 7-10, 2019
Towson, MD

  2019 MAEOE Conference: Full Steam Ahead: Expanding the potential of Environmental Education 
     
February 11-15, 2019
Anchorage, AK
  Alaska Forum on the Environment

     
February 19-21, 2018
Madison, WI
  Wisconsin Wetlands Association: Wetland Science Conference

     
February 21-24, 2019
Oracle, AZ
  University of Arizona Conference: Crafting the Long Tomorrow: New Conversations & Productive Catalysts Across Science and Humanities Boundaries as the Global Emergency Worsens
     
February 23-
March 2, 2019 
San Juan, Puerto Rico
  Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography: Planet Water: Challenges and Successes 
     
February 27-28, 2018
Toronto, Canada
  International Conference on Water Management Modeling
     

February 27-March 1, 2019
Bend, OR

  Oregon Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting: Ecology and Policy in a Changing Environment 
     
MARCH 2019
     
March 2, 2019
Worcester, MA 
  Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions Annual Environmental Conference
     
March 6, 2019
Seattle, WA
  2019 Washington Botanical Symposium
     
March 11-22, 2019
Front Royal, VA
  Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation Course: Statistics for Ecology and Conservation Biology
     
March 13-15, 2019
Ann Arbor, MI
  Michigan Stormwater Floodplain Association Conference
     
March 13-17, 2019
Raleigh, NC 
  CitSci 2019: Growing Our Family Tree 
     
March 20-22, 2019
Baltimore, MD 
  Climate Leadership Conference
     
March 25-29, 2019
Denver, CO
  5th Life Discovery – Doing Science Biology Education Conference: Microbiomes to Ecosystems: Evolution and Biodiversity across Scale, Space, and Time
     

March 22, 2019
Berlin, CT

  Soil & Water Conservation Society Southern New England Chapter: 2019 Annual Winter Conference 
     
March 25-29, 2019
Denver, CO
  National Water Quality Monitoring Council: 11th Annual National Monitoring Conference
     
   APRIL 2019
     
April 4-6, 2019
Ashland, OH
  Ohio Wetlands Association Vernal Poolooza
     
April 8-9, 2019
Zurich, Switzerland
  7th International Conference: Green Energy & Technology
     

April 12-14, 2019
Pella, IA

  2019 Society of Ecological Restoration Midwest-Great Lakes Meeting
     
April 22-25, 2019
Coral Springs, FL
  Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration: Science Advancing Everglades Resilience and Sustainability
     
April 23-25, 2019
Madison, WI
  National Adaptation Forum
     
April 29-May 2, 2019
Charleston, SC
  Center for Watershed Protection: 2019 National Watershed & Stormwater Conference 
     
MAY 2019   
     
May 2, 2019
Washington, DC
  Environmental Law Institute Conference: Clean Water Act: Law and Regulation 2019 
     

May 2-3, 2019
Saratoga Springs, NY

  Land Trust Alliance: New York Land Conservation Conference
     
May 20-22, 2019
Baltimore, MD 
  Choose Clean Water Coalition: 10th Annual Choose Clean Water Conference 
     
May 6-10, 2019
Minneapolis, MN
  National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference: Connecting Policy, Practice, Business, Science & People
     
May 7, 2019
Washington, DC
  Environmental Law Institute 30th Annual National Wetlands Awards 2019 
     
May 19-22, 2019
Lisle, IL 
  Arboriculture & Urban Forestry Educators’ Symposium & Summit 
     
May 19-23, 2019
Baltimore, MD
  2019 NAEP Conference: The Environmental Landscape in an Age of Infrastructure Modernization
     
May 19-24, 2019
Cleveland, OH
  Association of State Floodplain Managers 42nd Annual Meeting: Managing Floods Where the Mountains Meet the Desert 
     
May 28-31, 2019
Baltimore, MD
  Society of Wetland Scientists 2019 Annual Meeting: The Role of Wetlands in Meeting Global Environmental Challenges: Linking Wetland Science, Policy , and Society
     
May 29-June 2, 2019
Waikoloa, HI
  Ducks Unlimited National Convention
     
   JUNE 2019
     
June 4-6, 20, 2019
Bologna, Italy
  2nd International Conference on Community Ecology 
     
June 10-14, 2019
Brockport, NY 
  The College at Brockport, State University of new York: 62nd Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research: Large Lakes Research: Connecting People and Ideas 
     

June 13-14, 2019
Providence, Fl

  Land Trust Alliance: Seventh Symposium on Advanced Legal Topics in Land Conservation 
     
June 16-19, 2018
Sparks, NV
  2019 AWRA Summer Specialty Conference: Improving Water Infrastructure Through Resilient Adaptation
     
June 17-20, 2019
Louisville, KY
  National Hydrologic Warming Council Conference
     
June 21-24, 2019
Cleveland, OH
  River Network: River Rally
     

June 23-27, 2019
Flagstaff, AZ

  12th North American Forest Ecology Workshop: Forests on the Edge: Forest Ecology in Rapidly Changing Conditions
     
JULY 2019
     

July 1-5, 2019
Milano, Italy

  International Association for Landscape Ecology's World Congress: Nature and society facing the Anthropocene: challenges and perspectives for Landscape Ecology
     
July 25-31, 2019
Dublin, Ireland
  20th INUA Congress: Life on the Edge
     
AUGUST 2019   
     
August 11-16, 2019
Louisville, KY
  Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting
     
OCTOBER 2019  
     

October 8-10, 2019
Pittsburgh, PA

 

Natural Areas Association: Natural Areas Conference
Proposals due by April 15, 2019

     

October 27-30, 2019
Spokane, WA

 

AASHE Conference: Co-Creating a Sustainable Economy

   

TRAINING/WORKSHOPS
 
JANUARY 2019
     
     
January 21-February 4, 2019
Online 
  The Swamp School Winter Wetland Tree Identification Workshop 
     
January 22-May 9, 2019
Online
  University of Missouri Online Course: Topics in Natural Resources (Urban biodiversity, conservation, planning)
     

January 30, 2019
Tacoma, WA

  Washington State Department of Ecology: Coastal Training Program Course:  How to Administer Development Permits in Western Washington’s Shorelines   
     
January 30-31, 2019
Gainesville, FL
  T. Richardson Soils and Environmental: Florida Wetland Delineation Workshop
     
FEBRUARY 2019
     
February 4-, 2019
Baytown, TX
  The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Delineation Training
     
February 4-8, 2019
San Diego, CA
 

Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Basic Wetland Delineation
Other dates and locations offered

     

February 4-April 29, 2019
Online

 

The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2019

     
February 4-April 29, 2019
Online
  The Swamp School Online Course: Certified Wetland Hydrologist
Other dates offered
     

February 6, 2019
Lacey, WA

  Washington State Department of Ecology: Coastal Training Program Course:  Lower Your Risk: Taking the Mystery out of Cultural Resource Management
     

February 7-8, 2019
Washington, DC

  American Law institute Continuing Legal Education Course: Environmental Law 2019
     
February 11-12, 2019
San Diego, CA
 

Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Basic Wetland Delineation Refresher
Other dates and locations offered

     
February 11-12, 2019
San Diego, CA
 

Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Online Lecture and Field Practicum Course: Basic Wetland Delineation
Other dates and location offered

     
February 11-25, 2019
Online
 

The Swamp School Course: Data Collection for Environmental Professionals
Other dates offered

     

February 13, 2019
Padilla Bay Reserve
Mt. Vernon, WA

  Washington State Department of Ecology: Coastal Training Program Course:  How to Explain Science, Share Data, and Build Trust: Presentation Skills for Scientists and Public Officials
     
February 13-14, 2019
San Diego, CA
 

Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Advanced Hydric Soils Online with Field Practicum
Other dates and location offered

     
February 18-22, 2019
Online
Fields Days February 25 27, 2019
Various locations
 

The Swamp School Course: Accelerated Online Wetland Delineation Training Workshop
Other dates offered

     
February 18-March 18, 2019
Online
 

The Swamp School Course: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
Other dates offered

     
February 18-March 18, 2019
Online
  The Swamp School Course: Basic Botany for Wetland Assessment
     

February 20, 2019
Padilla Bay Reserve
Mt. Vernon, WA

  Washington State Department of Ecology: Coastal Training Program Course:  Tree and Shrub Identification for Western WA Puget Lowland Habitats
     
February 25-26, 2019
Charleston, SC
 

Duncan & Duncan Wetland & Endangered Species Training: Wetland Delineation Regional Supplement (Atlantic & Gulf Coastal)

   

 

February 25-March 1, 2019
Houston, TX

 

Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Basic Wetland Delineation
Other dates and locations offered

     

February 28, 2019
Shoreline, WA

 
  Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Demystifying Wetland and In-Water Permitting in Washington State 
MARCH 2019
     

March 4-5, 2019
Houston, TX

 

Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Online Lecture and Field Practicum Course: Basic Wetland Delineation
Other dates and location offered

   

 

March 4-5, 2019
Houston, TX

 

Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Basic Wetland Delineation Refresher Course
Other dates and locations offered

   

 

March 4-May 27, 2019
Online

 

The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2019
Other dates offered.

   

 

March 4-May 27, 2019
Online
 

The Swamp School Online Course: Principles of Wetland Design
Other dates offered.

     

March 11-14, 2019
Nashville, TN

  The Swamp School Course: Wetland Delineation Training
     

March 11-15, 2019
Atlanta, GA

  Duncan & Duncan Wetland & Endangered Species Training: Basic Wetland Delineation
   

 

March 11-25, 2019
Online

 

The Swamp School Course: Habitat Conservation Plans
Other dates offered.

     
March 18-22, 2019
Shepherdstown, WV 
  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Course: Stream Habitat Measurement Techniques 
   

 

March 18-April 15, 2019
Online

 

The Swamp School Online Course: Developing Wetland Water Budgets 2019
Other dates being offered.

     
March 18-April 28, 2019
Fairbanks, AK
  University of Alaska Fairbanks Course: Arctic Alaska Ecosystems
17-day Field Excursion - June 13-30, 2019
     

March 18-June 10, 2019
Online

 

The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Monitoring Techniques
Also offered on July 8, 2019


   

 

March 25-26, 2019
Atlanta, GA

 

Duncan & Duncan Wetland & Endangered Species Training: Interagency Consultation for Endangered Species (Section 7)
Other dates offered

     

March 27-29, 2019
Hays, KS

  Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Woody Plant Identification
     

March 28-29, 2019
San Diego, CA

 

Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Basic Wetland Delineation Refresher
Other dates and locations offered

 

March 29-29, 2019
Sacramento, CA

 
 

Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Online Lecture and Field Practicum Course: Basic Wetland Delineation
Other dates and location offered

     
APRIL 2019   
     

April 1-5, 2019
Sacramento, CA

 

Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Basic Wetland Delineation
Other dates and locations offered

     
April 1-5, 2019
Shepherdstown, WV
  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Course: Wetland Assessment, Restoration and Management 
   

 

April 1-June 24, 2019
Online

 

The Swamp School Online Course: Certified Hydric Soils Investigator
Other dates offered.

   

 

April 1-June 24, 2019
Online

 

The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2019
Other dates offered.

     

April 4-5, 2019
Savannah, GA

 
 

Duncan & Duncan Wetland & Endangered Species Training: Advanced Hydric Soils, Hydrology, and Regional Indicators (Coastal Plain)
Other dates offered

 

April 8-10, 2019
Knoxville, TN

  CUAHSI Workshop: The Role of Runoff and Erosion on Soil Carbon Stocks: From Soilscapes to Landscapes 
     

April 8-11, 2019
Atlanta, GA

 

The Swamp School Course: Wetland Delineation Training
Other dates offered.

     

April 8-12, 2019
Online
Field Day – Raleigh, NC
April 16-17, 2019

  The Swamp School Online Workshop and Field Day: Blended Online and Field Wetland Delineation
     

April 22-May 20, 2019
Online

 

The Swamp School Course: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
Other dates offered

     

April 29-May 3, 2019
Great Bend, KS

 

Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Basic Wetland Delineation
Other dates and locations offered

     

April 29-May 3, 2019
Online
Field Days – PA
May 8-9, 2019

 

The Swamp School Online Course and Field Day: Blended Online and Field Wetland Delineation Workshop
Other dates offered

 
     

April 29-May 27, 2019
Online

 

The Swamp School Course: Basic Botany for Wetland Assessment
Other dates offered

     
MAY 2019
     

May 6-9, 2019
Aliquippa, PA

 

The Swamp School Course: Wetland Delineation Training
Other dates offered

     

May 6-10, 2019
Charleston, SC

 

Duncan & Duncan Wetland & Endangered Species Training: Basic Wetland Delineation
Other dates offered

     

May 6-July 29, 2019
Online

 

The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2019
Other dates offered.

     
May 13-14, 2019
State College, PA
  Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Advanced Hydric Soils Online with Field Practicum
Other dates and location offered
     
May 13-24, 20 19
Flagstaff, AZ
  Northern Arizona University Training Course: New Advances in Land Carbon Cycle Modeling 
     

May 19-25, 2019
Steuben, ME

  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminar: Lichens and Lichen Ecology
     

May 21, 2019
Boulder, CO

  CUAHSI Short Course: The Science and Practice of Operational Ensemble Hydrological Prediction

May 21-22, 2019
Sussex, NJ

  Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education Course: Vegetation Identification for Wetland Delineation: North 
     

May 21-24, 2019
Kays, KS

 
  Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Graminoids (Grasses, Sedges, Rushes) ID for Wetlands and Wetland Delineators 

May 26-June 1, 2019
Steuben, ME

  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminar: Calicioid Lichens and Fungi of the Acadian Forest: Identification and Ecology
     
May 26-June 1, 2019
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminar: Introduction to Bryophytes and lichens
     
May 29-31, 2019
Golden, CO
  CUAHSI Short Course: Integrated Simulation of Watershed Systems using Parflow 
     
May 30-31, 2019 Charleston, SC   Duncan & Duncan Wetland & Endangered Species Training: Hydrophytic Vegetation (Coastal Plain) 
     
JUNE 2019
     

June 3, 2019
Boston, MA Area

  Institute for Wetland & Environmental Education & Research: Plant ID Course: Wetlands & Their Borders 
     

June 3-5, 2019
San Diego, CA

  Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Plant identification for Coastal Southern California
     

June 3-August 26, 2019
Online

 

The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2019
Other dates offered.

 
     

June 3- August 26, 2019
Online

  The Swamp School Online Course: Certified Wetland Hydrologist
Other dates offered.  
     

June 4-7, 2019
Boston, MA Area

 

Institute for Wetland & Environmental Education & Research: Plant ID Course: Basic Wetland Delineator Training
Other dates offered

 
     

June 9-15, 2019
Steuben, ME

  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Mosses: Structure, Ecology, and Identification 
     

June 9-15, 2019
Steuben, ME

 
  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Chironomids: Classification, Morphology, Identification, and Lifecycles 

June 10-11, 2019
Charleston, SC

 

Duncan & Duncan Wetland & Endangered Species Training: Advanced Hydric Soils, Hydrology, and Regional Indicators (Coastal Plain)
Other dates offered

 

June 10-13, 2019
Teatown Lake Reservation
Westchester County, NY

  The Swamp School Course: Wetland Delineation Training 
     
June 10-July 8, 2019
Online
 

The Swamp School Course: Basic Botany for Wetland Assessment
Other dates offered

     

June 11-14, 2019
Basking Ridge, NJ

  Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education Course: Methodology for Delineating Wetlands 
     

June 12, 2019
Basking Ridge, NJ

  Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education Course: Introduction to Wetland Identification 
     

June 16-22, 2019
Steuben, ME

  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Independent Study: Topics in Fungal Biology 
     

June 16-22, 2019
Steuben, ME

  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Medicinal Plants: Traditions and Contemporary Perspectives 
     

June 17-21, 2019
Online
Fields Days June 24 & 26, 2019
Various locations

  The Swamp School Course: Accelerated Online Wetland Delineation Training Workshop 
Other dates offered  
     
June 17-July 1, 2019
Online
    The Swamp School Online Course: Habitat Conservation Plans
Other dates offered
     
June 19-20, 2019
Anchorage, AK
  Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Advanced Hydric Soils Online with Field Practicum
Other dates and location offered
     

June 23-29, 2019
Steuben, ME

  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Sedges and Rushes: Identification and Ecology 
     

June 23-29, 2019
Steuben, ME

  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Insect and Spider Biology “Through the Lens” 
     

June 24-25, 2019
Twin Cities, MN

 

Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Advanced Hydric Soils Online with Field Practicum
Other dates and location offered 

     

June 24-27, 2019
Pittsburgh, PA

  Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Identifying Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes 
     

June 24-July 5, 2019
Missoula, MT

  Flathead Lake Biological Station Course: Conservation Ecology 
     
June 24-July 5, 2019

Missoula, MT

  Flathead Lake Biological Station Course: Environmental Sensors: Designing, Building and Deploying in the Field 
     

June 25-28, 2019
State College, PA

  Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Planning Hydrology, Vegetation, and Soils for Constructed Wetlands 
     

June 28, 2019
Portage, WA

  Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Beginners Plant ID for Wetland Delineation 
JULY 2019
     

July 1-September 23, 2019
Online 

 

The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2019
Other dates offered

     

July 7-13, 2019
Steuben, ME 

 

Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Survey of Grasses: Their Structure, Identification, and Ecology

     

July 7-13, 2019
Steuben, ME

 

Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Marine Benthic Invertebrates

     

July 8-September 30, 2019
Online 

 

The Swamp School Online Course: Certified Hydric Soils Investigator
Other dates offered.

 
     

July 8-September 30, 2019
Online 

 

The Swamp School Online Course: Principles of Wetland Design
Other dates offered.

 
     

July 8-September 30, 2019
Online 

 

The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Monitoring Techniques

 
     

July 11-12, 2019
Denver, CO

 

Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Advanced Hydric Soils Online with Field Practicum
Other dates and location offered

     

July 14-20, 2019
Steuben, ME

 

Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Wetland Identification, Delineation, and Ecology

     

July 15-August 12, 2019
Online

 

The Swamp School Course: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
Other dates offered

     

July 16-19, 2019
Boston, MA Area

  Institute for Wetland & Environmental Education & Research: Plant ID Course: Basic Wetland Delineator Training
     

July 16-19, 2019
Portage, WI

 

Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Plant Identification for Wetland Delineators

     

July 21-27, 2019
Steuben, ME

 

Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Ericaceae and Heathland Communities of Coastal Maine

     

July 21-27, 2019
Steuben, ME

  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars:  Drawing and Painting Birds
     

July 22-August 2, 2019
Missoula, MT

  Flathead Lake Biological Station Course: Stream Ecology
     

July 22-August 5, 2019
Online

 

The Swamp School Course: Data Collection for Environmental Professionals
Other dates offered

     
July 28-August 2, 2019
Boston University 
  Ecological Forecasting 
     

July 28-August 3, 2019
Steuben, ME

 

Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Mushroom Identification for the Novice; Focus on Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms

     

July 28-August 3, 2019
Steuben, ME

  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Leaf and Stem Mining Insects
     
July 28-August 10, 2019
Bar Harbor, ME  
  College of the Atlantic Field Botany: Plants of New England 
     
AUGUST 2019
     

August 4-August 10, 2019
Steuben, ME

  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Submersed and Floating Aquatic Plants
     

August 9, 2019
Marysville, WA

  Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Beginners Plant ID for Wetland Delineation
     

August 11-17, 2019
Steuben, ME

  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Lichens, Biofilms, and Stone
     

August 11-17, 2019
Steuben, ME

  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: EPT Taxonomy and Ecology
     

August 13-14, 2019
Atlanta, GA

  Duncan & Duncan Wetland & Endangered Species Training: Hydrophytic Vegetation (Piedmont)
     

August 13-16, 2019
Hays, KS

  Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Plant Identification for Wetlands and Wetland Delineators
     

August 18-24, 2019
Steuben, ME

  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars:  Mushroom Microscopy: An Exploration of the Intricate Microscopic World of Mushrooms
     

August 18-24, 2019
Steuben, ME

  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Taxonomy and Biology of Ferns and Lycophytes
     

August 18-24, 2019
Steuben, ME

  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars:  Introduction to Bird Banding, Research, and Monitoring for Songbirds and Raptors
     
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Index


EDITOR'S CHOICE

  • Trump to farmers: Wetlands protections ‘one of the most ridiculour’ regulations
  • Farm Country Stood by Trump. But the Shutdown Is Pushing It to Breaking Point.
  • Farm Bill by the Numbers
  • WOTUS Revised: Proposed Federal Rule Retracts the Reach of the Clean Water Act

NATIONAL NEWS

  • Farm Bill could increase funding to control ag runoff to Chesapeake
  • 5 key environmental impacts of the government shutdown
  • House votes to fund and reopen Interior Department, EPA and other federal agencies
  • Bay Foundation grades health of the Chesapeake Bay a D+
  • Trump threatens to extend partial government shutdown for years
  • Hurricane Michael Cost this Military Base About $5 Billion, Just One of 2018’s Weather Disasters
  • Interior Secretary Zinke Resigns Amid Investigations

STATE NEWS

  • CA: National park visitors cut down protected Joshua trees during partial government shutdown 

  • FL: FGCU researcher wants to clean water by flipping lands between wetlands and farm fields in Everglades
  • MD: Science foundation cuts 20-year-old Baltimore ecological study’s funds 

  • MD: Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Gets 155-Acre Addition
  • NY: Ridgewood Reservoir Receives Wetland Designation, Ensures Site Preservation
  • OH: Long term ag change impacts stream water quality
  • PA: Wolf Administration Announces Public-Private Initiative to Promote Innovative Farming Practices for Health, Environmental, and Economic Benefits in Chesapeake Bay Watershed
  • WA: Restoration plan adopted for Icicle watershed
  • WA: Ecology boosts water quality protections at existing Atlantic salmon net pens
 


INDEX


Editor's Choice

National News

State News

Wetland Science News

Resources & Publications

Potpouri

Calendar of Events

 

WETLAND SCIENCE NEWS

  • UCI/JPL: Antarctica losing six times more ice mass annually now than 40 years ago
  • New website provides support and tools for citizen scientists
  • Oceans are warming even faster than previously thought 
  • New policy design needed to tackle global environmental threat, according to report 
  • Climate Change Could Be Breaking a Natural Coral Reef Thermostat 
  • Sen. Marco Rubio warns Trump a border emergency could embolden a future Dem president on climate change 
  • Trees change inside as drought persists
  • Can Trump's new science adviser convince him that climate change is real?
  • Fewer monarch butterflies are reaching their overwintering destination – scientists ask why
  • Rising Waters Are Drowning Amtrak's Northeast Corridor 
  • Why is Sea Level Rising Faster in Some Areas Along the U.S. East Coast Than Others?
  • Arctic Lakes Are Vanishing by the Hundreds
  • The Long Dry: Why the World’s Water Supply is Shrinking

RESOURCES AND PUBLICATIONS

  • New website provides support and tools for citizen scientists
  • Discover “Facebook for Fish” Featuring the Black Warrior, Cahaba, Coosa, and Mobile Watersheds

POTOURRI

  • IUN Warns of Rising Levels of Toxic Brine as Desalination Plants Meet Growing Water Needs
  • Putting some mussel into river restoration 
  • Making Waves: 5 Steps the 116th Congress Should Take to Restore the Health and Productivity of America’s Oceans 
  • 19 Schemes to Survive Climate Change

     

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Webinars

January

  • Antioch University Webinar: Built Environment – Resilient Water Features
  • The Swamp School Webinar: 2019 Wetland Status and Trends
  • ASWM’s Members’ Wetland Webinar: Wetland Restoration Contractor Selection 101: Keys to Successful Wetland Restoration and Project Implementation

February

  • Environmental Law Institute Webinar: Stream Compensatory Mitigation -- Monitoring and Performance Standards
  • ASWM’s Compensatory Mitigation Webinar: An Ecological Framework for Reviewing Compensatory Mitigation Plans: Plan Review (Part 4 of 4)
  • ASWM Hot Topics Webinar: Waters of the U.S.: Interpreting Geographical, State Program and Legal Impacts of Past, Current and Future Definitions
  • ASWM-NRCS Wetland Training Webinar 5: Dealing with Reality: How to Work with Wetlands in Altered Landscapes
    EBM Tools Webinar: Learning from others: The new global conservation planning database

MEETINGS

January 2019

  • 2019 Delaware Estuary Science & Environmental Summit: Estuary 2029: Saving our System Through Collaboration
  • Yale Chapter of the International Society of Tropical Foresters: Examining Tropical Changes: Resilience in the Context of Disturbance and Transgression

February 2019

  • Tamarisk Coalition and the Desert Botanical Garden: Riparian Restoration Conference
  • Missouri Natural Resources Conference
  • River Restoration Northwest: Stream Restoration Symposium
  • 2019 MAEOE Conference: Full Steam Ahead: Expanding the potential of Environmental Education
  • Alaska Forum on the Environment
  • Wisconsin Wetlands Association: Wetland Science Conference
  • University of Arizona Conference: Crafting the Long Tomorrow: New Conversations & Productive Catalysts Across Science and Humanities Boundaries as the Global Emergency Worsens
  • Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography: Planet Water: Challenges and Successes
  • International Conference on Water Management Modeling
  • Oregon Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting: Ecology and Policy in a Changing Environment

 March 2019

  • Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commission Annual Environmental Conference
  • 2019 Washington Botanical Symposium
  • Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation Course: Statistics for Ecology and Conservation Biology
  • Michigan Stormwater Floodplain Association Conference
  • CitSci 2019: Growing Our Family Tree
  • Climate Leadership Conference
  • 5th Life Discovery – Doing Science Biology Education Conference: Microbiomes to Ecosystems: Evolution and Biodiversity across Scale, Space, and Time
  • Soil & Water Conservation Society Southern New England Chapter: 2019 Annual Winter Conference
  • National Water Quality Monitoring Council: 11th Annual National Monitoring Conference

April 2019

  • Association of State Wetland Managers Annual State/Tribal/Federal Coordination Meeting: Translating Wetland Science into Fair and Reasonable Government Policies
  • Ohio Wetlands Association Vernal Poolooza
  • 7th International Conference: Green Energy & Technology
  • 2019 Society of Ecological Restoration Midwest-Great Lakes Meeting
  • Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration: Science Advancing Everglades Resilience and Sustainability
  • National Adaptation Forum
  • Center for Watershed Protection: 2019 National Watershed & Stormwater Conference

May 2019

  • Environmental Law Institute Conference: Clean Water Act: Law and Regulation 2019
  • Land Trust Alliance: New York Land Conservation Conference
  • Choose Clean Water Coalition: 10th Annual Choose Clean Water Conference
  • National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference: Connecting Policy, Practice, Business, Science & People
  • Environmental Law Institute 30th Annual National Wetlands Awards 2019
  • Arboriculture & Urban Forestry Educators’ Symposium & Summit
  • 2019 NAEP Conference: The Environmental Landscape in an Age of Infrastructure Modernization
  • Association of State Floodplain Managers 42nd Annual Meeting: Managing Floods Where the Mountains Meet the Desert
  • Society of Wetland Scientists 2019 Annual Meeting: The Role of Wetlands in Meeting Global Environmental Challenges: Linking Wetland Science, Policy, and Society
  • Ducks Unlimited National Convention

June 2019

  • 2nd International Conference on Community Ecology 
  • The College at Brockport, State University of New York: 62nd Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research: Large Lakes Research: Connecting People and Ideas

  • Land Trust Alliance: Seventh Symposium on Advanced Legal Topics in Land Conservation
  • 2019 AWRA Summer Specialty Conference: Improving Water Infrastructure Through Resilient Adaptation
  • National Hydrologic Warning Council Conference
  • River Network: River Rally
  • 12th North American Forest Ecology Workshop: Forests on the Edge: Forest Ecology in Rapidly Changing Conditions

July 2019

  • International Association for Landscape Ecology's World Congress: Nature and society facing the Anthropocene: challenges and perspectives for Landscape Ecology
  • 20th INUA Congress: Life on the Edge

August 2019

  • Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting 

October 2019

  • Natural Areas Association: Natural Areas Conference
  • AASHE Conference: Co-Creating a Sustainable Economy

Training/Workshops

January 2019

  • The Swamp School Winter Wetland Tree Identification Workshop
  • University of Missouri Online Course: Topics in Natural Resources (Urban biodiversity, conservation, planning)
  • Washington State Department of Ecology: Coastal Training Program Course: How to Administer Development Permits in Western Washington’s Shorelines
  • T. Richardson Soils and Environmental: Florida Wetland Delineation Workshop

February 2019

  • The Swamp School Course: Wetland Delineation Training
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Basic Wetland DelineationThe Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2019
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Certified Wetland Hydrologist
  • Washington State Department of Ecology: Coastal Training Program Course: Lower Your Risk: Taking the Mystery out of Cultural Resource Management
  • American Law institute Continuing Legal Education Course: Environmental Law 2019
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Basic Wetland Delineation Refresher
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Online Lecture and Field Practicum Course: Basic Wetland Delineation.
  • The Swamp School Course: Data Collection for Environmental Professionals
  • Washington State Department of Ecology: Coastal Training Program Course: How to Explain Science, Share Data, and Build Trust: Presentation Skills for Scientists and Public Officials
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Advanced Hydric Soils Online with Field PracticumThe Swamp School Course: Accelerated Online Wetland Delineation Training Workshop
  • The Swamp School Course: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
  • The Swamp School Course: Basic Botany for Wetland Assessment
  • Washington State Department of Ecology: Coastal Training Program Course: Tree and Shrub Identification for Western WA Puget Lowland Habitats
  • Duncan & Duncan Wetland & Endangered Species Training: Wetland Delineation Regional Supplement (Atlantic & Gulf Coastal)
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Basic Wetland Delineation

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    Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Demystifying Wetland and In-Water Permitting in Washington State

March 2019

  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Online Lecture and Field Practicum Course: Basic Wetland Delineation

  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Basic Wetland Delineation Refresher Course

  • The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2019

  • The Swamp School Online Course: Principles of Wetland Design

  • The Swamp School Course: Wetland Delineation Training

  • Duncan & Duncan Wetland & Endangered Species Training: Basic Wetland Delineation

  • The Swamp School Course: Habitat Conservation Plans

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Course: Stream Habitat Measurement Techniques

  • The Swamp School Online Course: Developing Wetland Water Budgets 2019

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks Course: Arctic Alaska Ecosystems

  • The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Monitoring Techniques

  • Duncan & Duncan Wetland & Endangered Species Training: Interagency Consultation for Endangered Species (Section 7)

  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Woody Plant Identification

  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Basic Wetland Delineation Refresher Course

  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Online Lecture and Field Practicum Course: Basic Wetland Delineation

April 2019

  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Basic Wetland Delineation
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Course: Wetland Assessment, Restoration and Management
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Certified Hydric Soils Investigator
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2019
  • Duncan & Duncan Wetland & Endangered Species Training: Advanced Hydric Soils, Hydrology, and Regional Indicators (Coastal Plain)
  • CUAHSI Workshop: The Role of Runoff and Erosion on Soil Carbon Stocks: From Soilscapes to Landscapes
  • The Swamp School Course: Wetland Delineation Training
  • The Swamp School Online Workshop and Field Day: Blended Online and Field Wetland Delineation
  • The Swamp School Course: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Basic Wetland Delineation
  • The Swamp School Online Course and Field Day: Blended Online and Field Wetland Delineation Workshop
  • The Swamp School Course: Basic Botany for Wetland Assessment

May 2019

  • The Swamp School Course: Wetland Delineation Training
  • Duncan & Duncan Wetland & Endangered Species Training: Basic Wetland Delineation
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2019
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Advanced Hydric Soils Online with Field Practicum
  • Northern Arizona University Training Course: New Advances in Land Carbon Cycle Modeling
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminar: Lichens and Lichen Ecology
  • CUAHSI Short Course: The Science and Practice of Operational Ensemble Hydrological Prediction
  • Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education Course: Vegetation Identification for Wetland Delineation: North
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Graminoids (Grasses, Sedges, Rushes) ID for Wetlands and Wetland Delineators
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminar: Calicioid Lichens and Fungi of the Acadian Forest: Identification and Ecology
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminar: Introduction to Bryophytes and lichens
  • CUAHSI Short Course: Integrated Simulation of Watershed Systems using Parflow
  • Duncan & Duncan Wetland & Endangered Species Training: Hydrophytic Vegetation (Coastal Plain)

June 2019

  • Institute for Wetland & Environmental Education & Research: Plant ID Course: Wetlands & Their Borders
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Plant identification for Coastal Southern California
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2019
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Certified Wetland Hydrologist
  • Institute for Wetland & Environmental Education & Research: Plant ID Course: Basic Wetland Delineator Training
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Mosses: Structure, Ecology, and Identification
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Chironomids: Classification, Morphology, Identification, and Lifecycles
  • Duncan & Duncan Wetland & Endangered Species Training: Advanced Hydric Soils, Hydrology, and Regional Indicators (Coastal Plain)
  • The Swamp School Course: Wetland Delineation Training
  • The Swamp School 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
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Independent Study: Topics in Fungal Biology
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Medicinal Plants: Traditions and Contemporary Perspectives
  • The Swamp School Course: Accelerated Online Wetland Delineation Training Workshop
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Habitat Conservation Plans
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Advanced Hydric Soils Online with Field Practicum
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Sedges and Rushes: Identification and Ecology
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Insect and Spider Biology “Through the Lens”
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Advanced Hydric Soils Online with Field Practicum
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Identifying Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes
  • Flathead Lake Biological Station Course: Conservation Ecology
  • Flathead Lake Biological Station Course: Environmental Sensors: Designing, Building and Deploying in the Field
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Planning Hydrology, Vegetation, and Soils for Constructed Wetlands
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Beginners Plant ID for Wetland Delineation

July 2019

  • The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2019
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Survey of Grasses: Their Structure, Identification, and Ecology
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Marine Benthic Invertebrates
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Certified Hydric Soils Investigator
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Principles of Wetland Design
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Monitoring Techniques
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Advanced Hydric Soils Online with Field Practicum
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Wetland Identification, Delineation, and Ecology
  • The Swamp School Course: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
  • Institute for Wetland & Environmental Education & Research: Plant ID Course: Basic Wetland Delineator Training
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Plant Identification for Wetland Delineators
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Ericaceae and Heathland Communities of Coastal Maine
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Drawing and Painting Birds
  • Flathead Lake Biological Station Course: Stream Ecology
  • The Swamp School Course: Data Collection for Environmental Professionals
  • Ecological Forecasting
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Mushroom Identification for the Novice; Focus on Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Leaf and Stem Mining Insects
  • College of the Atlantic Field Botany: Plants of New England

August 2019

  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Submersed and Floating Aquatic Plants
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Beginners Plant ID for Wetland Delineation
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Lichens, Biofilms, and Stone
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: EPT Taxonomy and Ecology
  • Duncan & Duncan Wetland & Endangered Species Training: Hydrophytic Vegetation (Piedmont)
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Plant Identification for Wetlands and Wetland Delineators
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Mushroom Microscopy: An Exploration of the Intricate Microscopic World of Mushrooms
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Taxonomy and Biology of Ferns and Lycophytes
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Introduction to Bird Banding, Research, and Monitoring for Songbirds and Raptors

  
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