SWS-Rocky Mountain Meeting next week

Next week the Society of Wetland Scientists' Rocky Mountain Chapter is having their annual meeting in Golden, CO. Andy Herb and co. put on a great show that highlights applied wetland restoration and mapping efforts, new applied research, and partnerships in the Rocky Mountain states. If you're in the Front Range, look the chapter up and consider attending or joining SWS! Full details are below.

Meeting Agenda

800a to 845a: ARRIVAL/CHECK-IN

815a to 845a: MEMBERS MEETING
Meeting topics: election results, chapter financials, goals, upcoming events, and more.

Andy Herb, SWS Rocky Mountain Chapter President


900a to 920a: Andrew Gygli, University of Wyoming: Enhancing detection of native Wyoming and Colorado amphibians through environmental DNA and visual surveys

920a to 940a: Jenny Nehring and Cary Aloia, Wetland Dynamics, LLC: Acoustic monitoring of endangered species dependent on wetland environments

940a to 1000a: Joanna Harter, University of Wyoming: The influence of wetland ephemerality on bird diversity

1000a to 1040a: BREAK (Coffee, tea, snacks)

1040a to 1145a: REGULATORY ISSUES

1040a to 1100a: Kevin Urie, South Platte Water Related Activities Program, Inc.: PRRIP & SPWRAP – What are they and why should a wetland scientist care?

1100a to 1145a: Aaron Eilers, US Army Corps of Engineers Denver Regulatory Office: Fundamentals of geographic jurisdiction and regulatory updates with question and answer session

1145a to 100p: LUNCH
Catered on-site; vegetarian option will be available

100p to 130p: Gwen Kittel and Joanna Lemly, NatureServe and Colorado Natural Heritage Program: Wetland Ecological Integrity Assessment (EIA): Nationwide standards and their application in Colorado

130p to 150p: Joanna Lemly and Sarah Marshall, Colorado Natural Heritage Program: Colorado’s watershed restoration toolbox

150p to 210p: John Giordanengo, AloTerra Restoration Services, LLC: The development and application of uniform zones in riparian restoration: a means of increasing resolution in the design phases and enhancing success in the construction phases.

210p to 250p: Jennifer Shanahan, City of Fort Collins: Developing a river health report card for the Poudre River: an innovative approach towards landscape scale assessment of the riparian corridor.

250p to 320p: BREAK (snacks)

320p to 340p: Mark Beardsley, EcoMetrics: A county-wide stream and wetland inventory for Park County, Colorado

340p to 400p: Ryan Hammons, HDR, Inc.: Restoration of a high-elevation reach of South Clear Creek in Arapaho National Forest

400p to 430p: Joe Juergensen, Muller Engineering: Cherry Creek stream restoration - balancing engineering with ecology

430p to 630p: SOCIAL
Beverages and Live Music

Please go to our Chapter website for more information and to register for the meeting:


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