The Association of State Wetland Managers is excited to announce its newest monthly restoration webinar series as part of its efforts to tackle some of the biggest challenges for wetland restoration and 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. This project is part of a larger ASWM effort to examine the underlying reasons for restoration failure and provide solutions.
Webinars will be held monthly beginning in September 2014 and running through September 2015. Webinars will start at 3 p.m. EDT, and will be recorded and posted on ASWM’s website. You can register and stay up-to-date by checking the website.
2014 – 2015 Webinar Schedule:
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.
Oct. 2 (Rescheduled from Oct. 16): History of Wetland Drainage in the U.S. Presented by Tom Biebighauser, Center for Wetlands & Stream Restoration.
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.
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.
Other Topics (dates and presenters to be confirmed):
• 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