The North Central Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists is made up of over 350 active members who are committed to promoting sound science, conservation and management of wetlands. We strive to provide access to the latest developments in wetland science, particularly by supporting student education and research.
The North Central Chapter was founded in 1983, just three years after the Society of Wetland Scientists was founded. Since that time Chapter membership has grown, and today stands at just over 400 members. The chapter has sponsored many regional meetings and field trips over the years.
Recently chapter members have worked to have several wetlands designated as Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance. These include Horicon Marsh, the Olentangy River Wetlands Research Park and the Upper Mississippi River Floodplain Wetlands. Only 37 sites in the United States carry this designation; it shows the high value of wetlands in our region!
We represent 10 states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Check out our most recent newsletter here!
2019 North Central Chapter Annual Meeting
The annual meeting of the SWS North Central Chapter will be held in conjunction with the Audubon 2019 Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands Symposium on September 19th-20th in Maumee Bay, Oregon, Ohio.
Registration, lodging, and other information for the meeting can be found at https://gl.audubon.org/coastal-wetlands/2019-coastal-wetlands-symposium.
Please consider joining us and register today!
The SWS NCC is sponsoring the poster session, abstracts are due by Friday August 9th. Additionally, the SWS NCC is sponsoring up to five $500 travel awards for students presenting posters, also due August 9th.
The fall business meeting will be held as part of the symposium on Friday Sept. 20th at 7:15-8:00 am EDT (6:15-7:00 am CDT). A call in number will be provided for those that are interested in the business meeting but can’t be there in person.
SWS is pleased to provide a monthly webinar series on wetland science topics of interest. Webinar registration is complimentary to all SWS members. Check out the Upcoming Webinars page to learn more! In addition, all webinars are recorded and archived for complimentary viewing by members on our Past Webinars page.