is fully committed to the professional development of our
members. As a result, we offer a variety of workshops on
wetland science and regulatory updates, as well as specific networking opportunities in addition to our workshops.
Annual Meeting/Massachusetts Wetlands--Where the Wild Things Are! (12/01/17); Fern ID Nature Walk (9/17/17); Wet Meadow Nature Walk (8/20/17); Boston Waterfront Networking & Blues (8/10/17); Crane's Beach Nature Walk (vernal pool ecology) (5/21/17); Crane's Beach Nature Walk (physical geography of interdunal swales) (4/23/17); Ecology and Assessment of Massachusetts Vernal Pools (4/07/17); Halibut Point Nature Walk (1/15/17)
Annual Meeting/Navigating Wetlands Consultant Peer Review in Massachusetts: Techniques, Ethics and Process (11/18/16); Key Topics in Massachusetts Coastal Projects & Permitting (10/28/16); Social Networking at
Osteria Nino and Kings Bowl (10/25/16); Sandy Point Nature Walk (9/18/16); Pine Hole Quaking Bog Nature Walk (8/21/16); Fern Identification (7/13/16); Swamp Walk (6/19/16); Spring Ephemerals Nature Walk (5/13/16); Interdunal Swales Nature Walk (4/17/16); Ecology and Assessment of Vernal Pools (4/08/16)
AMWS Annual Meeting/Ethics for Wetland Professionals: Protect Yourself, Raise the Bar (12/04/15) ; Inland Streams: The Latest "Must Know" Regulations & Science (9/18/15); WOTUS: How the Final Rule Affects You (8/26/15); Understanding & Completing Federal Wetland Data Forms (6/12/15); How to Complete Massachusetts Wetland Data Forms (5/22/15); Corps General Permit for Massachusetts Webinar (3/10/15)
AMWS Annual Meeting: "Member's Choice" (11/14/14); Classic River Morphology (9/26/14);
A Second Look at U.S. Field Indicators of Hydric Soils in Massachusetts (9/19/14); U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Webinar on New England General Permit (NE GP) (8/27/14); National Trails Day/Joint Chelmsford Conservation Commission/AMWS Plant Walk (6/07/14); MassDEP’s Revised Regulations for Restoration Projects, with a Bonus Presentation on Solar Arrays In or Near Wetlands (5/09/14); South Shore Conservation Agents Outreach (4/24/14); Codes of Conduct & Ethical Practices for Wetland Professionals (3/28/14).
AMWS Annual Meeting/Dam Removal and Wetland Restoration in Massachusetts (11/15/13);
Best Management Practices for Wetland Design & Construction (8/28/13); Wetlands, Wetland Regulations & the Mass. Contingency Plan (for Licensed Site Professionals) (6/13/13); Networking (Topic: Third Party Mitigation Initiatives in Mass. and Other New England States (4/30/13); Deconstructing the Mysteries of Coastal Resources (3/15/13).
( (Photo Courtesy of John Rockwood, EcoTec)
2012 Annual Meeting/Recent EPA & State Regulatory Changes Affecting Massachusetts Wetland Scientists (11/16/12); U.S. Field Indicators of Hydric Soils in Mass. (10/12/12--rain date from 9/28/12); Wetland Delineation Refresher (10/11/12); Wildlife Track & Sign Evaluation (9/14/12); Ferns Identification (8/17/12); Spring Ephemerals (4/27/12); Coastal Resource Delineation & Habitat Issues (3/30/12); Vernal Pools (3/23/12); Master Teacher Winter Wetland Delineation (2/10/12).
(Photo right) Winter Botany, courtesy of Emily Sullivan, NEMMC; (left)
Instructor Les Smith (Epsilon Associates) explains the difference
between coastal banks and dunes. (Photo courtesy of Brett Trowbridge,
2011 Annual Meeting/The Massachusetts Rivers Protection Act: A 15-Year Retrospective (11/04/11); Riverbank Stabilization Techniques (9/30/11); Ferns Identification (9/09/11); Wildlife Identification & Habitat Analysis (8/26/11); COE Wetland Delineation Manual
Regional Supplement (6/02/11); Vernal Pools (4/15/11); Networking (4/25/11); Coastal Bank & Surficial Geology Issues Relating to Sea Level Rise & New FEMA Mapping (3/24/11); WinterBotany (3/11/11); Federal & State Regulations for Wetlands & Waterways (2/17/11).
2010 Annual Meeting/Emerging Wildlife Issues in Massachusetts Wetlands (11/12/10); Eel River Headwaters Restoration Project (11/04/10); COE Wetland Delineation Manual
Regional Supplement (10/18/10; 6/25/10 & 5/21/10); Intensive Boots-Wet
Bankfull (9/24/10); Zombie
Flowers 9/16/10; Wetland Meadow (8/27/10); Networking (8/05/10); Identification of Bog Species (6/25/10); Advanced Soil Identification (6/22- 23/10); Wetlands, Wetland Regulations & the Mass. Contingency Plan (for Licensed Site Professionals, 6/18/10); Coastal Vernal Pools (4/23/10); Networking (4/08/10); Coastal Resources (3/26/10).
Winter Botany workshop (above right) and Coastal Vernal Pools workshop, courtesy Emily Sullivan (NEMMC)
2009 Annual Meeting/Wetland Science:5 Big Trends in
a Changing Environment -- Climate
Change, Stormwater, Wetland Banking, Habitat Protection
& a Challenging Economy (11/13/09);
Science of Headwater Streams -- What Wetland Scientists
Must Know (10/30/09); IntensiveBoots-Wet
Sedges & Rushes (8/28/09); Networking (8/27/09); Ferns at Wildcat (7/31/09
& 7/24/09); Short
Hydroperiod Vernal Pools (6/19/09); Wetlands, Wetland Regulations & the Mass. Contingency Plan (for Licensed Site Professionals, 6/08/09); Networking (5/13/09); Spring Ephemerals (5/08/09); Intro to New NHESP Guidelines
for Vernal Pool Certification (4/24/09 & 4/17/09);
Rapanos & Mitigation Guidance Regulatory Update (3/20/09).
Instructor John Dick (Hancock Associates) teaches
Fern Identification at Wildcat Reservation, Boxford,
Mass. (Photo courtesy of Emily Sullivan, NEMMC)
2008 Networking (12/04/08); Annual Meeting/Current Science
& Regulatory Responses to River & Coastal Flooding
in Massachusetts (11/07/08); Wildlife Habitat
Surveys (10/17/08); Classic River Morphology (9/26/08); Ferns of Massachusetts (9/12/08); Networking (8/21/08); Dry Vernal Pools (7/25/08); Networking (7/22/08); Networking (5/21/08); Spring
Ephemerals (5/16/08); DEP Stormwater Regulatory
Revisions (3/25/08); Networking (3/19/08);Basic Bone, Track
& Scat Identification (2/15/08); Networking (2/14/08); USCOE
Rapanos Guidance (1/30/08).
2007 Annual Meeting/Climate Change
in New England: Projections & Policy (11/09/07); Difficult Inland Wetland Delineations (9/21/07); Identifying Herbaceous Species (6/22/07); Spring Ephemerals (5/04/07);
and Winter Botany (2/23/07).
2006 Delineating & Permitting Coastal Projects (12/08/06); Annual Meeting/Wildlife Habitat Assessments
& The Implementation of the Massachusetts Endangered
Species Act (11/17/06); Difficult Inland Wetland Delineations (10/13/06); Negotiation 101:Negotiating Public Business (4/07/06); and Ethics & Conflicts of Interest
in Wetland Science (3/23/06).
2005 Annual Meeting/Getting Back in the Flow: River Restoration Strategies (11/04/05); Hydrogeology
of Wetlands: Determining Groundwater Elevations for Successful
Replications (10/14/05); New PGP & Buffer Zone Regulations (6/10/05); Hydric Soils as Influenced by Landscapes, Landforms &
Associated Wetland Patterns (5/06/05); Winter Botany (2/11/05).
In brief, AMWS has held workshops since FY '97-'98!
occasionally holds seminars for other organizations dealing
with wetlands. Wetlands, Wetland Regulations and
the Mass. Contingency Plan has been presented to the
Mass. Licensed Site Professionals eight times (6/10/16; 6/13/13, 6/18/10, 6/08/09, 12/09/04, 9/15/01, 4/27/01 & 9/15/00).
Professional networking opportunities have included: 10/24/16 Osteria Nina (sponsored by Epsilon Associates and TRC Environmental); 4/30/13 Corps of Engineers, Concord (sponsored by Corps of Engineers); 4/25/11 Buca di Beppo, Shrewsbury (sponsored by Oxbow Associates, Inc.); 8/05/10 New England Environmental, Amherst; 4/08/10 Vinney
T's, Dedham (sponsored by EBI); 8/27/09 Rubin & Rudman,
Boston; 5/13/09 Westford Grille, Westford (sponsored
by AECOM); 12/04/08 Holiday Inn Express, Westfield (sponsored
by TestAmerica); 8/21/08 Rubin & Rudman, Boston; 7/22/08 Corps of Engineers, Concord; 5/21/08 Chateau Restaurant, North Andover (sponsored
by Anchor Environmental); 3/19/08 Alpha Analytical,
Westborough; and, 2/14/08 Alpha Analytical, Mansfield.
Coastal Vernal Pools
Workshop at Castle Neck, Ipswich, Mass. (Photo courtesy
of Emily Sullivan, NEMMC)
Vernal Pool Workshop at Wildcat Reservation (Photo courtesy of Matt Varrell, VHB)
Scenes from Difficult Inland
(Photos courtesy of Alicia Robinson, Seekamp Environmental)
Winter Botany (a.m. classroom)
Bill Kuriger arranges samples.
'round the drilling rig at the 10/14/05 Hydrogeology workshop.
a break on the banks of the Deerfield River Looking
at a split-spoon sample
(Hydrology photos courtesy Alica Robinson, Seekamp Environmental)
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