AMWS 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. Non-members are welcome to attend. However, membership is encouraged through reduced workshop rates and other benefits.
AMWS workshops are recognized for their value: nowhere else will you find top working wetland scientists "giving back" to the profession at such affordable rates. As a result, AMWS members only are offered the limited number of seats during the first two weeks of posting an event.
As an added value of AMWS membership, we also offer social networking opportunities with other environmental professionals. These events generally take place in central Massachusetts, and may include appetizers and drinks, as well as a speaker.
Left Photo: Courtesy Brent Baeslack (Haverhill ConCom) - Instructors Dwight Dunk (CDM) and Chad Sumner (SumCo Eco-Contracting) discuss the riprap foot of the restored slope at low tide during the field portion of the 9/30/11 AMWS Riverbank Stabilization Techniques Workshop in Haverhill, Mass. Of note, the tree stump in the water is secured by cables, and was added to aid stability and provide fish habitat.
Right Photo: Courtesy of Patrick Garner (Patrick Garner Co.) - Instructor Art Allen (EcoTec) at a deep hole featured at the AMWS Advanced Soil Identification Workshop, held June 22nd & 23rd, 2010, in Grafton, Mass.
Above Photo: Courtesy of Briscoe Lang (Pare Corporation). The field portion of the AMWS workshop, Classic River Morphology, was held 9/26/14
on the West Branch of the Swift River in Belchertown. Here instructors Heidi Davis (MassDEP), Paul Beaulieu (Tighe & Bond) and Patrick Garner
(Patrick Garner Co.) explain bankfull.
Additional workshop photo, courtesy Heidi Davis (DEP). 4/17/16 Interdunal Swales walk in Ipswich, courtesy Lana Spillman (Topsfield ConCom).
UPCOMING 2017 AMWS EVENTS
December 1, 2017 (Friday)
Annual Meeting/Massachusetts Wetlands – Where the Wild Things Are!
Boxborough Regency (Formerly Holiday Inn)
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
This year’s annual meeting will provide a primer on wetland functions and values assessments, wildlife habitat management techniques, rare species permitting updates (northern long-eared bat and rusty-patched bumble bee), and linking landscapes through habitat connectivity. While some of you are familiar with the concepts that will be presented, this meeting is intended to re-focus your commitment to perform at a high level as a wetland scientist. You may be the last defense wild things have. Attendance is strongly encouraged.
An added bonus to this meeting is the Open Mic. This will be a free-form discussion of current wetland-related topics between fellow wetland scientists.
The meeting will culminate with a brief business meeting and our popular members-only cash prize raffle. (Members get three chances to win $100! The AMWS Board and Committee Chairs are excluded.)
Includes a continental breakfast starting at 8:15 a.m., lunch, and a Certificate of Attendance.
Cost: Members - $90; Non-Members (use this as an opportunity to join so you can take part in our raffle!) - $125
Presenters include: Stephanie Koch (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service); Timothy Dexter (MassDOT Highway Division, Environmental Services) & Chase Bernier (BSC Group); Matt Schweisberg (Wetland Strategies and Solutions, Inc.)
Questions/comments? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Not an AMWS member? See JOIN section on this website!
AMWS WORKSHOP POLICY:
(1) Fees are due in advance of the workshop. Should you require reimbursement by your employer, an invoice will be provided upon request.
(2) In the unlikely event that we have insufficient registrations two (2) weeks before a workshop, we reserve the right to cancel it. Your fee will be returned in full.
(3) If you must cancel seven (7) days or more before a workshop, your fee will be returned, less $25. No refunds six (6) days or less before a workshop. Note: Substitutions are fine and may be made without charge, as long as the difference between member and non-member fees is paid, and there is no one on the Wait List. Please note that your substitute will not receive a Certificate of Attendance unless AMWS is notified before the workshop so the Wait List may be checked and availability confirmed.
**We regret the cancellation charge, but your absence may affect whether the workshop is held, and will affect the instructors, who key their presentation to participants. Additionally, your absence affects catering, the number of printed materials and AMWS itself--as we have fixed expenses.
(4) Registration is only guaranteed when you are given confirmation by email. Do not assume you are registered otherwise. Workshop participants often receive box lunches or supplies that are not ordered in excess. Additionally, the instructor/participant ratio must be maintained for optimal learning.
(5) Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. A Wait List will be maintained.
(6) CEUs are usually available from the certifying authority. All participants are given a Certificate of Attendance.
NOTE: As of 1/01/11, Continuing Ed units are no longer pre-approved by the N.H. Board. You still need continuing education, but it is now call Continuing Education Hours (versus units), w/ 1 hour = 1 CEH. It is the responsibility of the candidate to decide whether or not the course is relevant to the practice of Soil or Wetland Science. For more info, see www.nh.gov/jtboard/home.htm
WORKSHOPS OUTSIDE OF AMWS
AMWS ALSO LISTS ENVIRONMENTAL WORKSHOPS, COURSES AND MEETINGS OFFERED BY OTHER GROUPS that may be of interest to our members. Mention of a particular conference, course, or company does not imply endorsement by AMWS.
Shown in order of last received:
Environmental Business Council of New England
(a non-profit group established in 1990 by environmental & energy companies for the environmental industry)
Note: If a link below does not work, see ebcne.org for program description.
Other Massachusetts Programs
Friday, October 27, 2017
New Hampshire Association of Natural Resource Scientists
in partnership with UNH Cooperative Extension & U.S. Forest Service
Good Forestry in New Hampshire
Bartlett Experimental Forest, Route 302, Bartlett, NH
8:45am to 3:30pm
The morning session will start with an overview of the economic, ecological and social contributions of New Hampshire's forests; introduce the most common forest types and their ecology; describe the most common silvicultural techniques used to manage New Hampshire forests; and describe ways to integrate silviculture and wildlife habitat management.
Outdoors in the afternoon, you will see silviculture and wildlife habitat management as it is applied in northern hardwoods-the most abundant forest type in in New Hampshire.
Much of the accepted practice in New England is a result of the research conducted at Bartlett and this will be a unique opportunity to learn or review the basics of good forestry.
Use the link below to review the workshop flyer, print a registration form or or register online.
Continuing Education: 6 contact hours
Don't miss out! Register now! This workshop is limited to 40 participants. Registration closes October 17, 2017.
you have an event to list, please contact AMWS Administrator
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