2016 SWS-Rocky Mountain annual meeting wrap-up @SWS_Org #wetlands #Colorado
Yesterday was another successful Society of Wetland Scientists' Rocky Mountain Chapter meeting.
Big thanks to Andy Herb of Alpine Eco, outgoing president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter for putting on another great show at the American Alpine Club's American Mountaineering Museum.
- A few highlights included:
- Colorado Natural Heritage Program's wetland toolbox, as presented by Denise Culver.
- There was a call from Colorado State's Jeremy Sueltenfuess for the sharing of wetland hydrologic data. So, if you have any, send Jeremy your data and check out his ongoing work assessing hydrologic development in restored wetlands. Jeremy will use any data he receives to identify hydrologic performance standards across the American West.
- The Forest Service's Kate Dwire dropped some logic bombs on montane peatlands across Colorado and Wyoming.
- Colorado Natural Heritage Program's Joanna Lemly presented their work on mapping and classifying wetlands of Colorado's eastern plains. Like many agricultural regions, there are lots of unique riparian and wetland ecotones in the Platte and Arkansas basins.
It's always a pleasure to see old friends and meet new wetland folks, so thanks to everyone who came out, especially the numerous presenters and sponsors who made the event possible.