The Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) has announced its newest monthly restoration webinar series as part of its efforts to tackle some of the biggest challenges for wetland restoration and to share insights and lessons learned from experts in the field.
Twenty five experts including restoration practitioners, regulators, policy makers and academics have formed a working group to develop a series of 13 informational webinars.
Webinars will be held monthly starting this month and will run through September 2015. Each will begin at 3 PM (EST), 2 PM (CST), 1 PM (MST) and 12 PM (PST), and will be recorded and posted on ASWM’s website. Check ASWM’s web site for up-to-date information at: www.aswm.org/aswm/aswm-webinarscalls/6820-wetland-restoration-work-group.
The current webinar schedule is set through the end of 2014:
Tuesday, Sept. 9: How Restoration Outcomes are Described, Judged and Explained. Presented by: Joy Zedler, Aldo Leopold Chair of Restoration Ecology, University of Wisconsin; Robin Lewis, Lewis Environmental Services, Inc. & Coastal Resource Group, Inc.; Richard Weber, NRCS Wetland Team, CNTSC; Bruce Pruitt, USACE Engineer Research & Development Center; Larry Urban, Montana Department of Transportation.
Thursday, Oct. 16: History of Wetland Drainage in the U.S. Presented by Tom Biebighauser, Center for Wetlands & Stream Restoration.
Tuesday, Nov. 4: How to Prepare a Good Wetland Restoration Plan. Presented by: Richard Weber, NRCS Wetland Team, CNTSC; Tom Harcarik, Ohio EPA, Division of Environmental & Financial Assistance; John Teal, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Scientist Emeritus); Lisa Cowan, Studio Verde.
Tuesday, Dec. 9: Atlantic/Gulf Coast Coastal Marshes & Mangrove Restoration. Presented by: Robin Lewis, Lewis Environmental Services, Inc. & Coastal Resource Group, Inc.; John Teal, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Scientist Emeritus); Joseph Shisler, ARCADIS; Jim Turek, NOAA Fisheries Restoration Center.
Additional topics that will be covered in future webinars include:
• Pacific Coast Wetland Restoration
• Temperate and Tropical/Subtropical Eelgrass Restoration
• Riverine/riparian wetland restoration
• Peat land restoration
• Playa and Rainwater Basin restoration
• Prairie Pothole restoration
• Vernal Pool & Pocosin restoration
• Low Impact Development wetland “restoration” in urban landscapes
• Novel ecosystems and restoration