Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. Overview
Target demographics: State and tribal wetland programs, protecting wetlands throughout the U.S., the public at large - U.S.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: For volunteer opportunities, please visit: http://aswm.org/volunteer-at-aswm
Geographic areas served: National (all 50 states in the U.S.A.)
Programs: Wetlands - wetlands & climate change; improving state wetland programs; wetland mapping; wetlands & water quality; Wetland Breaking News & the blog
The Association has the following goals: 1. Help states develop and implement wetland regulatory and management programs; 2. Improve the coordination of wetland programs and policies at all levels of government; 3. Provide training and capacity building for state wetland programs; 4. Facilitate the integration of wetlands into water resources and watershed management; 5. Build conservation and restoration partnerships among states, tribes, local governments, nonprofits, and other interested parties; 6. Translate wetland science into fair and reasonable government policies; 7. Encourage minority participation in wetland protection, restoration and management; 8. Integrate wetlands into broader landscape and resource management initiatives.
In 2012, ASWM launched Wetlandkeepers, a capacity-building campaign, in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act. ASWM has a goal of raising $500,000.00 to build capacity in three core program areas: wetland programs, climate change and protecting watersheds. For more information about these programs, visit: http://www.aswm.org/wetlandkeepers-campaign