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The SWS Rocky Mountain Chapter includes the states of Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

2019 Rocky Mountain Annual Meeting April 10, 2019  at American Mountineering Center in Golden, CO

Click HERE for more information.  

Meeting Agenda

8:00am-8:45am: ARRIVAL/CHECK-IN

8:15am-8:45am: MEMBERS MEETING
Meeting topics: election results, chapter financials, goals, upcoming events, and more

8:55am-9:00am: WELCOMING ADDRESS/ANNOUNCEMENTS

9:00am-4:30pm: PRESENTATIONS
Including morning and afternoon snacks, and lunch (all provided)

Keynote Address:

  • Beth Middleton, USGS and SWS President: Wetland Restoration and Management in a Future of Changing Climate 

Other Presentations:

  • Cetan Christensen, CSU: Populus Deltoides Demography Along the South Platte River, from Kersey to Platteville, Colorado
  • John Heule, Tetra Tech: Using Herbarium Data and ArcPy for Wetland Desktop Analysis
  • Denise Culver, CNHP: Lake County-Biodiversity Hotspot for Colorado and the World
  • Joanna Lemly, CNHP: Forging a Standard Approach to Wetland Monitoring on Federal Lands
  • Julia McCarthy and Joshua Carpenter, USEPA and USACE: The Stream Quantification Tool and its Application for Stream Mitigation and Impact Determination in Colorado
  • Elly Miller, Pinyon Environmental: Regulatory Turmoil – Summary of Recent WOTUS Rulemaking Process
  • Sarah Marshall, CNHP: Colorado's Watershed Planning Toolbox: Demonstration and Applications
  • Gregor Auble, USGS: Cottonwood Root Sprouts and Riparian Restoration Along the Upper Green River
  • Jeremy Sueltenfuss, CSU: Using Reference Sites to Design and Evaluate Wetland Restoration
  • Vince Sortman, Biohabitats: Using Wetland Sod Mats to Anchor Wetland Plantings at Gadwall Pond, Fort Collins, CO
  • Brad Johnson, Johnson Environmental Consulting: Rocky Mountain Fen Research Project: An Experimental Fen Transplantation
  • Julie Ash and Andy Herb, Stillwater Sciences and AlpineEco: Floodplain Restoration: Being More Like Elephants - Making Room and Making it Messy!
  • John Giordanengo, AloTerra Restoration Services: Riparian Restoration—Simple Designs that Substantially Increase Ecological Lift for Stream Restoration Projects

4:30pm-6:30pm: SOCIAL
Beverages and Live Music (included)
 

Become a Rocky Mountain Chapter Board Member! 

We are always looking for a new board members for the Rocky Mountain Chapter. Being on the Board doesn't require a huge time commitment, but allows you to get more involved with regional wetland events, help direct the activities of the chapter and establish key relationships with other wetland professionals. Please volunteer or nominate others by emailing Andy Herb at andyherb@alpine-eco.com. Below is a summary of the key responsibilities for all of the Board positions (adapted from the Chapter Standing Rules):

President: Responsible for the business of the Chapter, including making appointments authorized in the Standing Rules, establishing committees required for the business of the Chapter and exercising such other responsibilities determined from time to time by action of the Chapter or the Board. The President also chairs all meetings of the Chapter and the Board. 1-year term.

Vice-President: Assists the President and performs the duties of the President when he/she is absent or unable to act. The VP also serves as chairperson of the Program Committee for the annual Chapter meeting and is responsible for Chapter publicity (as directed by the Board). 1-year term and automatically nominated for President.

Secretary: Annually obtains a list of Chapter members from SWS National, serves as the chairperson for the Membership Committee, prepares any correspondence with the Chapter at the direction of the Board, prepares and disburse information pertinent to increasing membership, maintains chapter files, records and reads minutes at all meetings and oversees development and distribution of Chapter information. 3-year term.

Treasurer: Administers the financial resources of the Chapter. Works with SWS National to authorize and pay all Chapter bills. Serves as chairperson of the Ways and Means Committee if such a committee is formed. Prepares an annual budget and presents it at the annual Chapter meeting. 3-year term.

Immediate Past-President: Chair the Nominating Committee and Bylaws Committee and performs duties of President if both the President and VP are unable to act.


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.

 

We are always looking for a new board members for the Rocky Mountain Chapter. Being on the Board doesn't require a huge time commitment, but allows you to get more involved with regional wetland events, help direct the activities of the chapter and establish key relationships with other wetland professionals. Please volunteer or nominate others by emailing Andy Herb at andyherb@alpine-eco.com. Below is a summary of the key responsibilities for all of the Board positions (adapted from the Chapter Standing Rules):

President: Responsible for the business of the Chapter, including making appointments authorized in the Standing Rules, establishing committees required for the business of the Chapter and exercising such other responsibilities determined from time to time by action of the Chapter or the Board. The President also chairs all meetings of the Chapter and the Board. 1-year term.

Vice-President: Assists the President and performs the duties of the President when he/she is absent or unable to act. The VP also serves as chairperson of the Program Committee for the annual Chapter meeting and is responsible for Chapter publicity (as directed by the Board). 1-year term and automatically nominated for President.

Secretary: Annually obtains a list of Chapter members from SWS National, serves as the chairperson for the Membership Committee, prepares any correspondence with the Chapter at the direction of the Board, prepares and disburse information pertinent to increasing membership, maintains chapter files, records and reads minutes at all meetings and oversees development and distribution of Chapter information. 3-year term.

Treasurer: Administers the financial resources of the Chapter. Works with SWS National to authorize and pay all Chapter bills. Serves as chairperson of the Ways and Means Committee if such a committee is formed. Prepares an annual budget and presents it at the annual Chapter meeting. 3-year term.

Immediate Past-President: Chair the Nominating Committee and Bylaws Committee and performs duties of President if both the President and VP are unable to act.

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