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SWS Wetlands of Distinction


SWS is excited to launch SWS Wetlands of Distinction, an initiative to raise public awareness of wetlands and their many benefits to human health and the environment. To meet this goal, the SWS Wetlands of Distinction will create a one-stop-shop for information on the biology, ecology, conservation status and access opportunities of high-functioning wetlands, across the nation. SWS is also collaborating with the U.S. National Ramsar Committee so that this initiative can become a vehicle for identifying and processing future applications for U.S. Ramsar designation. 

First, we need to create an inventory of wetlands that have already been deemed important by agencies and organizations. These prequalified wetlands will be used as a reference to judge future wetland applications. All applications will be reviewed by a team of regional experts to ensure that the criteria for SWS Wetlands of Distinction status are met. There is a team of wetland professionals waiting to assist you with your application questions. Please visit www.wetlandsofdistinction.org or email the committee at swswetlandsofdistinction@gmail.com for more information.

SWS Wetlands of Distinction team is calling all government and non-government organizations with critical, special or rare wetland lists to submit an application. Visit www.wetlandsofdistinction.org to learn more about the initiative, create a new account, and fill out an application for a wetland!

  Visit Wetlands of Distinction Website