2019 State Tribal Federal Coordination Meeting

 Translating Wetland Science into
Fair and Reasonable Government Policies


Dates

Tuesday, April 2-Thursday, April 4, 2019 

   

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Location

The National Conference Center (NCC)
Leesburg, VA

Meeting Director

Marla Stelk, Executive Director, Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. (ASWM)

Sponsors
    


Host Organizations

The Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. 


Background

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. Changes proposed to Clean Water Act jurisdiction anticipate a larger role for states and tribes in protecting state/tribal waters. These changes will require states and tribes to re-evaluate their respective programs for protecting water resources, specifically state/tribal dredge and fill programs. This could also lead to an increased interest in Section 404 State/Tribal Assumption, as well as require consideration of new legislation in many states that lack the authority to issue dredge and fill permits. Reduced federal or state jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act will also change the relationship between state wetland programs and other federal programs such as the Endangered Species Act, the Oil Pollution Control Act, the National Environmental Policy Act and floodplain management programs.

Changes in water resource 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 three-day meeting covered a range of topical issues.

Agenda

Agenda (4/18/19) POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

Meeting Materials

We will be adding additional resources that may be of help during the meeting. Please check the Meeting Materials webpage.


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The National Conference Center

18980 Upper Belmont Place
Leesburg, VA 20176
703-729-8000



Location

The National Conference Center is located on the north side of US Route 7 / Harry Byrd Hwy at the intersection of Belmont Ridge Road and Upper Belmont Place, four miles east from Leesburg, Virginia, 35 miles northwest of Washington DC and 12 miles from Dulles International Airport. For directions, visit their website here.

Things to Do Around the National Conference Center

Leesburg, VA

Shopping and Dining

Washington, DC


Contact Information

Agenda

Brenda Zollitsch, 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
Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc.
32 Tandberg Trail, Suite 2A, Windham, ME 04062
(207) 892-3399; Fax: (207) 894-7992;