Special Announcements

ASWM-NRCS Wetland Training Webinar Series

NRCS has entered into an agreement with the Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) to develop a nine-part wetland training webinar series designed to provide participants with a general level of knowledge about wetlands and wetland restoration options and considerations.

Friday, June 22, at 3 pm EDT, the first of these webinars will be hosted by ASWM. There is no cost to register for the webinar and the webinar will be recorded and available for replay for those not able to participate on Friday.

This webinar series has been developed to providing training for Level 1and 2 NRCS Conservation Planners in field offices about key wetland concepts and restoration considerations as they work with clients on issues that involve wetlands. Additional targeted audiences include state and tribal wetland program staff, district staff, others working with NRCS Planners, staff from other agencies working on these issues (e.g. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management), and NRCS non-planners who would benefit from this knowledge/skill-building. Participants do not require prior knowledge of or training on wetlands.

Participants will come away from trainings with key knowledge, the ability to be more conversant about wetland issues, knowing what questions to ask when looking at restoration opportunities, and knowing when to contact or bring in an expert. This webinar series ties in with the NRCS nine-step planning process, focusing on Phase I collection and analysis steps: identify problems, determine objectives, inventory resources and analyze resource data.

For those of you who have wetland backgrounds, much of this will be good review/refresh information, for those that do not have wetland backgrounds but work on or interact with the wetland easement programs, these sessions will provide useful technical information.

Webinars in the Training Series

Webinar 1: Introduction to Wetlands - June 22, 2018

Webinar 2: Wetlands in a Watershed/at the Landscape Scale

Webinar 3: Wetland Ecology for Planners: How a Wetland Should Function

Webinar 4: Wetland Ecology for Planners: Examples of Variation Across the United States

Webinar 5: Dealing with Reality: How to Work with Wetlands in Altered Landscapes

Webinar 6: Identifying Resource Concerns and Determining Landowner Objectives

Webinar 7: How to Talk about Wetlands with Landowners

Webinar 8: What are Wetland Restoration Choices? Matching Objectives to Programs and Getting Additional Help

Webinar 9: Dealing with Challenging Weather Patterns in Restoration Planning