2019 State Tribal Federal Coordination Meeting

 Building Wetland Program Capacity
in an
Everchanging Environment

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Association of State Wetland Managers’ (ASWM) 20th Annual State/Tribal/Federal Coordination meeting! We missed seeing each and everyone one of you in person this year but we look forward to seeing all of you next year. We hope our virtual meeting provided an opportunity for folks to connect, learn from each other, and gain useful new strategies and information that will enable each of you to build capacity in your respective wetland programs. We hope all of you and your families, friends and colleagues stay safe and healthy during these difficult times. 

What participants are saying...

“ASWM has done a really amazing job with this "virtual" conference. The content is superb - as always - all the presenters have really done a great job at crafting their slides and talks to keep our attention, and the technical side has run stunningly well. What a team! And at the same time, you have all managed to keep the intimacy and espirit de corps of the ASWM as an association of dedicated professionals that we all believe in and so appreciate -- even using all this electronic technology.” David Conrad, Association of State Floodplain Managers

“Just wanted to say kudos for an amazing job of adapting to the virtual platform for the conference. You and your team did a tremendous job.” Kevin Halsey, Exometrix Solutions Group

“I just want to thank you and all of the staff at ASWM for the work you did on moving the annual meeting to the web! I thought that the meeting went extremely well. You all did a great job of adapting quickly and changing the format as required.” Ted LaGrange, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission



Tuesday, April 7-Thursday, April 9, 2020


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The purpose of this annual meeting was to support state and tribal wetland program managers, and other wetland professionals as they respond to challenges in the coming year. In our rapidly changing regulatory and ecological environment, states and tribes need access to the latest information, case studies, tools and resources as they potentially take on a larger role in protecting state/tribal waters. Wetland and watershed management programs should be grounded in sound science, smart policies, and integrated decision-making. New initiatives will require outreach about the benefits and challenges of proposed program changes with partners and the public on many levels. To meet these needs, presentations and discussions during this year’s 2.5 day meeting covered a range of topical issues. 



 Ecosystem Investment Partners    Wild Note
 Blue Heron Sponsor     Kingfisher Sponsor   


Please click here for agenda. (Updated 4/1/20)

Daily Schedule


Contact Information


Brenda Zollitsch, Senior Policy Analyst
Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc.
(207) 892-3399; brenda@aswm.org

Marla Stelk, Executive Director
Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc.
(207) 892-3399; marla@aswm.org

General Information

Laura Burchill, Office Manager
Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc.
32 Tandberg Trail, Suite 2A, Windham, ME 04062
(207) 892-3399; Fax: (207) 894-7992; laura@aswm.org