Welcome to the 2010 Annual Meeting Website

2010 Annual Meting Logo

Date: June 27 - July 2, 2010
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Venue: Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center
2010 Meeting Chair, Eric McCulley, emcculley@swca.com
2010 Meeting Co-chair, Ann Neville, ann.neville@riotinto.com
Children's Activities Chair, Mark Larese-Casanova, marklc@usu.edu
Field trips Chair, Aaron Heneger, ahenegar@pecutah.com
International Awards Chair, Brian Nicholson, bnicholson@swca.com
Plenary Chair, Chris Craft, ccraft@Indiana.edu
Science Chair, Rick Black, Rick.black@Jacobs.com
Silent Auction Chair, Ann Neville, ann.neville@riotinto.com
Sponsors/Vendors Chair, Andy Herb, andyherb@alpine-eco.com
Symposia Chair, Dennis Wenger, dwenger@frontiercorp.net
Symposium Co-chair, Christopher Neale, christopher.neale@usu.edu
Workshops - Posters Chair, Ben Bloodworth, benbloodworth@utah.gov


Meeting News

DOWNLOAD ABSTRACTS! 6/23/10

Click Here to download the abstract book for the 2010 SWS meeting.

Welcome Reception: Come early to the Aviary! 6/25/10

Bring your family with you to Tracy Aviary to enjoy all the exhibits. Stay for lite dinner and drinks. Buy raffle tickets for Monday's drawing. Schmooze with all. Live bird show and band for entertainment. Check out the Aviary by clicking here. Buses will start picking up people at Little America Hotel loading area around 545 pm on Sunday 27 June. Tracy Aviary is around 3 miles from the Salt Palace and 2 miles from Little America hotel. You are welcome to walk.

Hotel reservations for the 2010 Annual Meeting 6/7/10

Hotel reservations for the 2010 Annual Meeting are still available! Click here The Little America Hotel is a Salt Lake City tradition with easy access to the conference.

Silent Auction and Raffle SEE THE MERCHANDISE 6/25/10

We've had a fantastic response of donations for our two events. GPS with software, binoculars, clothes, hats, art work, jewelry, local activities, books, food, socks, knives, and more. Brand names like Trimble, Keen, Horny Toad, Mormat, Mountain Hardwear, Orvis Carhartt, West Marine, Cabela's, Sea to Summit, and even SWS! We don't have everything on line so check back for additions. Click here and scroll down to see the great stuff. Bring your money, checks, or credit cards!

How the Raffle works: buy a ticket and win a prize - it could be: food, gift certificates, posters, climbing experience! Plus lots more.
$1 per ticket. 6 tickets for $5. 13 for $10! Raffle is on Monday evening ONLY during the Poster Session and Exhibitor reception.

The NEW raffle is an opportunity for student members and others to participate and receive really cool stuff almost free on MONDAY EVENING during the poster session. The Silent Auction is on THURSDAY EVENING during poster session II. Click here for more information.

Children's Program 6/9/10

The 2010 SWS Conference Children's Program is happy to provide visiting families with opportunities to explore and learn about the natural world while visiting the Salt Lake City area. We will NOT be providing child care on-site, however HAVE WE GOT A DEAL FOR YOU. Please go to HERE for more information.

ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED 6/16/10

All further registration will take place on-site at the Salt Palace Convention Center. See you soon!

Travel scholarships to attend the SWS 2010 Annual 6/7/10

The Rocky Mountain chapter (RMC) of the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) will award four $500 travel scholarships to assist with the cost of attending the Annual Meeting of the Society in Salt Lake City, June 27th July 2nd 2010. Two scholarships will be awarded to students who are enrolled full time at a degree granting institution within one of the five Chapter states (Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming). The other two scholarships will be awarded to Native Americans who are tribally enrolled or a tribal descendant of one of the tribes within the five chapter states. Applications from individuals working for the tribes in a wetland protection, restoration or research role are particularly welcome. For all scholarships, preference will be given to applicants presenting a paper (in oral or poster format) at the national meeting. Applicants should e-mail an application letter (limit 1000 words, MS-Word or PDF format) clearly stating which scholarship they are applying for (student, Native American or both) and describing; 1) their experience and current work in wetland science and management, 2) their motivation for attending the SWS national meeting, including information on any paper(s) that the applicant will present at the conference, and, 3) their financial need for a travel scholarship, including details of existing funding sources, to the RMC chapter president, Dr. Scott Woods (scott.woods@umontana.edu) by 5pm MST on Friday June 4th 2010. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.

Salt Lake City's Own Oil Spill 6/25/10

Many of you are aware that there has been a release of crude oil from an underground pipeline, which has flowed into Red Butte Creek, into Liberty Park, and down to Jordan River. Click here for more information from the media. You may also go to the Utah Division of Environmental Quality website for current information Click here.

Women in Wetlands breakfast meeting 4/15/10

What's healthy, satisfying, and inspiring all rolled into one? The Women in Wetlands Breakfast Meeting at SWS in Salt Lake City! Please join us for a delicious hot breakfast including pastries, eggs, and fresh fruit Tuesday morning from 8-9am. We will conduct a short annual meeting followed by a stimulating talk by our guest speaker, Dr. Barbara Bedford, from Cornell University, who will be sharing some of her experiences in her career in wetland ecology (including both the challenges and rewards!) and some insights and career advice she has gained during her wetland-focused career.