Association of State Wetland Managers
The Association of State Wetland Managers is a nonprofit membership organization established in 1983 to promote and enhance protection and management of wetland resources; to promote application of sound science to wetland management efforts and to provide training and education for our members and the public. Membership is open to anyone who is involved with wetland resources. ASWM's members and partners include states and tribes, federal agencies, nonprofit partners, wetland professionals, educators, wetland enthusiasts and many others. The main common goal between these groups is a better understanding of wetlands and how to protect the resources throughout the Nation.
ASWM collaborates with these partners to foster a comprehensive look at wetland science and policy issues that affect decision-making in today's world. Some of these issues include the impact of climate change and states' strategies to adapt; implementing the National Wetlands Mapping Standard; the Gulf oil spill's effects on coastal wetlands; the Clean Water Act and jurisdictional uncertainty over certain wetlands; developing standards for water quality as they apply to wetlands; and improving state wetland permitting programs.
ASWM publishes the monthly e-zine, "Wetland Breaking News," a bi-monthly membership newsletter "Wetland News," and the weekly blog, "The Compleat Wetlander," and weekly "Insider's Edition." ASWM has released Reducing Climate Change Impacts and Promoting Fish and Wildlife: Findings and Recommendations for Biological Carbon Storage and Sequestering in partnership with the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. To learn more about ASWM's projects, go here.