2019 State Tribal Federal Coordination Meeting


Abstract Submission Instructions

Deadline for Submitting an Abstract is January 3, 2020

Review Criteria and Process

All abstracts must address wetland-related issues relevant to the agenda topics for the 2020 Annual State/Tribal/Federal Coordination Meeting:

    • State/tribal wetland program capacity building
    • Wetland restoration
    • Wetland mitigation
    • Wetland mapping
    • Wetlands and wildlife
    • Emerging wetland tools and technology
  • Presentations must be designed to share useful findings, case studies, practices or tools relevant to state, tribal and other wetland practitioners.
  • Presentations (other than those by invited guest speakers and panels) must fit within 30 minutes in length, including time for Q&A. Invited speakers and panels will be subject to other specific time constraints.
  • Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the ASWM State/Tribal/Federal Coordination Meeting Planning Committee.
  • There is limited space available on the meeting agenda, therefore not all abstracts will be selected. Selection will be based on the task of developing a relevant, robust and well-balanced meeting agenda, covering a range of key topics of interest to attendees under the umbrella of the 2020 meeting’s capacity building theme.
  • Abstracts should be 300 words or less and must be submitted by the December 6, 2019 deadline for consideration. Abstracts longer than 300 words in length will not be considered.
  • All submittals will receive a response about the status of their abstract by December 31st, 2019.
  • For those abstracts selected for presentation at the meeting, a tentative date and time for each presentation will be sent to presenters by March 6, 2020. However, dates and times for presentations are subject to change within the conference dates, if needed.
  • Presenters will receive a formal invitation letter with meeting details and guidelines for their presentation. Presenters must confirm their participation by January 31st, 2020.
  • Biography information must be in narrative format; resume format will not be accepted. (please limit response to about 250 words or 950 characters)
  • PLEASE NOTE: All accepted presenters must be registered for the ASWM State/Tribal/Federal Coordination Meeting however, accepted presenters will receive a discounted registration rate. Conference registration will open in January 2020.

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Contact Information


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

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

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;