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SWS Board Approves Rights of Wetlands (ROW) Section

March 11, 2024

At the February 12, 2024 SWS Board of Directors meeting, the Board approved the establishment of a new SWS Rights of Wetlands (ROW) Section! A number of SWS members have been working actively to advance Rights of Wetlands ever since the 2019 SWS Annual Meeting in Providence, RI, where the group first initiated ROW discussions,…

SWS Colombia 2023: First-ever In-person SWS Meeting in Latin America

November 14, 2023

Through the support of Society of Wetland Scientists Professional Certification Program (SWSPCP) and the 2022 Chapter Development Award (International Chapter, SWSLAC, Latin America and the Caribbean), the International Chapter organized the “Society of Wetland Scientists Colombia 2023” 4-day event and the first-ever SWS meeting in Latin American countries. The event occurred November 7-10, 2023 in…

Sackett Decision Guidance from Public Policy & Regulation Section

September 11, 2023

On August 29, 2023, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released the pre-published Rule: Revised Definition of ‘Waters of the United States’.  The agencies advised they are intending to have the Rule become effective on the yet-to-be-announced date of publication in the Federal Register to eliminate further delay in implementation.…


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