This is the fourth webinar, delivered in 4 segments, in ASWM and NRCS’s jointly-developed nine-part wetland training webinar series. The webinar will begin with a presentation on the variability in wetlands across the country, including how specific wetland functions and services vary by wetland type. The webinar will review these functions and services, which include wildlife habitat, flood attenuation, water quality improvement, recreational opportunities and more. The webinar will then move to a second presentation on wetland benefits and their impact on other resources at the watershed scale. This topic will be explored through three cases examining how climatic fluctuation, flooding and water quality are impacted by the presence and/or absence of wetlands (wetland loss/wetland restoration). Participants will come away from the webinar with an increased understanding of variability of wetlands and their associated functions and services nationwide, as well as how wetland loss and wetland restoration can have impacts at the watershed scale.
Part 4.0: Welcome: Jeanne Christie, Association of State Wetland Managers Time: 5:30
Part 4.1: Presenter: Andy Robertson, Executive Director, Geospatial Services, St Mary's University of Minnesota Time: 5:55
Part 4.2: Presenter: Doug Norris, Wetland Program Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Time: 28:37
Part 4.3: Presenter: Andy Robertson, Executive Director, Geospatial Services, St Mary's University of Minnesota Time: 32:32
ASWM and NRCS