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2020 SWS Pacific Northwest Chapter Annual Meeting 

As many of you have heard, and given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Society of Wetland Scientists’ Pacific Northwest Chapter has cancelled the upcoming fall meeting scheduled for this September in Leavenworth, WA.

We are currently working with the SWS national business office to find an online format and date for programming later this fall. We realize that keeping our membership connected and apprised of regional and national wetland science and policy developments are of the utmost importance. We look forward to providing these opportunities to connect later in 2020, and encourage you to keep an eye on your inbox for new web-based content.

Also, we are actively planning the SWS national meeting in Spokane next spring. While there is great uncertainty as to whether an in-person meeting will be possible, SWS and the planning committee members are actively working to create a stellar program for 2021. Please see the meeting website at http://www.swsannualmeeting.com

More information to come.  

Andy McMillan Student Scholarship Information

To encourage student participation at the Pacific Northwest Chapter meetings, the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists sponsors student travel awards. These funds are available to assist students with the costs associated with traveling to and from SWS national meetings and Chapter meetings to present their research and network with professionals. Learn more by visiting the scholarships and awards page.


Helpful Links

View the new 2017 Field Indicators of Hydric Soils here

View Field Guide for the Identification and Use of Common Riparian Woody Plants of the Intermountain West and Pacific Northwest Regions here


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.

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