UPCOMING WETLAND RELATED EVENTS
The Western Chapter encourages active participation so our members can connect, learn and have fun! Below is a list of wetland-related events; however, not all events are sponsored by SWS. This listing is provided as a courtesy to SWS Western Chapter members and those interested in western wetlands. Where possible, we try to highlight when Western Chapter members are sponsoring or presenting.
If you are a Western Chapter member and would like to have an event posted here, or are presenting at an event, please contact LMack@mbakerintl.com.
OC-APA Monthly Program, Irvine, CA
January 28, 2016
Wetlands and Waters Regulations: Strategies for Compliance. This luncheon will highlight wetland and waters regulations pursuant to the Clean Water Act, define how jurisdictional delineation is conducted, discuss recent court rulings/trends and offer strategies to comply with relevant state and federal regulations. Flyer – January Lunch Program
World Wetlands Day
February 2, 2016
World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on 2 February. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Wetlands for our Future: Sustainable Livelihoods is the theme for World Wetlands Day in 2016. This theme is selected to demonstrate the vital role of wetlands for the future of humanity and specifically their relevance towards achieving the new Sustainable Development Goals.
Please show us how you celebrated World Wetlands Day by sending your photos and a brief description to LMack@mbakerintl.com. Below you can find a list of wetlands and events local to the SWS Western Chapter.
SERCAL Annual Conference, Kings Beach, CA
May 11-13, 2016
Creativity in Collaboration. In May 2016, SERCAL will come together on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe to explore creativity at the intersection of science, design, and collaboration. We will learn from each other and explore the creative ways that we inquire, collaborate, and restore landscapes. We will celebrate these works of art — our masterpieces of collective conservation. http://www.sercal.org/sercal-2016/
SWS Annual Meeting, Corpus Christi, TX
May 31 – June 4, 2016
The Society of Wetland Scientists’ 2016 Annual Meeting promises to be a prime educational and networking opportunity that will gather leading researchers, practitioners, policymakers and academics passionate about the advancement of wetland science. Hosted at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, this unique meeting is themed Protecting wetland ecosystem services. Promoting stronger economies. The program will highlight the interdisciplinary nature of wetland science and practice, how wetland protection and restoration play a positive role in our economy, and the importance of using sound science to inform management strategies and enhance societal wetland benefits. http://swsannualmeeting.org/
CRAM Training Courses (Location and Date Varies)
The California Rapid Assessment Method for wetlands and riparian areas (CRAM) has been developed as a tool for standardized and cost-effective assessment of wetland condition. This training session will provide the skills necessary to consistently conduct accurate assessments of wetlands using CRAM, and will provide guidance on the use of CRAM for ambient and project assessment and monitoring. The session involves both classroom and field instruction, with an emphasis on the field component. http://www.cramwetlands.org/training