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

2020 Rocky Mountain Annual Meeting –  Meeting has been CANCELLED due to COVID-19.  Registration fees will be refunded.  

The Annual Meeting of the Society of Wetland Scientists Rocky Mountain Chapter will be held on April 15, 2020 at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado. The meeting is expected to bring together more than 150 research­ers, students, government scientists, private-sector consultants, and other wetland practitioners.  It will cultivate scientific exchanges between diverse groups of professionals involved in wetland stewardship around the region.  

KEYNOTE SPEAKER! 
Jeanne Christie, former Executive Director of the Association of State Wetland Managers, has accepted our invitation as a keynote speaker, and will be giving a talk on how policy and science have influenced each other over time in the implementation of no net loss nationally and regionally, and highlight some upcoming challenges where that complicated relationship will be important.

We will be accepting abstracts for 15 to 20-minute oral presentations on any wetland related projects, research, management, education, or other similar work. Presentations related to topics that affect wetlands within the Rocky Mountain Chapter (Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming) will be preferred. Abstracts are due February 21, 2020.

Submit your Abstract, here: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nVFLq-05vWvyVzriB_n2BZUTa8p060MZpXvpteSGnds/edit

Although SWS membership is not required to present at the meeting, members will be given priority. If you are not a member of SWS, and would like to be, please go to the website listed below and sign up. Your support will be much appreciated.

Join the Society of Wetland Scientists, here: 

https://www.sws.org/Membership/join-today.html.

Sponsorship Opportunities
We would like to invite companies, agencies, organizations and individuals to sponsor the meeting. Sponsorship will get visibility for your organization, while helping us make it a great event! It offers an effective way to demonstrate your organization’s interest in, and commitment to, wetland science and its implications for wetland policy and management. Sponsorship enables us to offer a high-quality meeting at a reasonable cost. We will recognize and acknowledge the generosity of all of our sponsors in the meeting program and other meeting materials. Sponsorship levels include Silver ($250) and Gold ($500+).
 

Sponsorship
Level

Meeting
Acknowledgement

Additional
Benefits

GOLD
$500+

  • Recognized in meeting program   (list of sponsors)
  • Recognized with organization’s logo in all meeting materials
  • Verbal recognition at All-Members Meeting, Luncheon, and Social
  • 1 complimentary registration
  • 1 complimentary 6-foot table in vendor/sponsor area

SILVER
$250

  • Recognized in meeting program (list of sponsors)
  • 1 complimentary registration

 
Our sponsors are key to ensuring the success of the meeting. We hope you will consider sponsoring this exciting event. Please contact Heather Houston (heather@birchecology.com) or Becky Pierce (rebecca.pierce@state.co.us).

Vendor Opportunities 
We invite you to become a vendor at this year's meeting. Being a vendor will give visibility to your organization, help our members keep up with your latest offerings, and help us host a great event!  Vendors get one 6-foot table near the entrance to the event, one complimentary registration, and recognition in the meeting program. The cost is $350. Please contact Heather Houston (heather@birchecology.com) or Becky Pierce (rebecca.pierce@state.co.us). 

Travel Grants Available
The Chapter is making travel grants available for this year's Chapter meeting. We have budgeted $1,200 to support travel costs which we would like to allocate to one or more SWS members based upon need. Please email Karin McShea for more information: McShea@pinyon-env.com. Inquiries will be accepted through March 18.

Volunteer Opportunities
Are you interested in volunteering for the meeting? We need help with various tasks, including registration and welcoming, time cards, setup/cleanup of refreshments. This is a great way to network with other professionals and help to grow our Chapter by hosting a high-quality, informative meeting. Please let Ryan Hammons know if you are interested in helping at (ryan.hammons@hdrinc.com). The Board of Directors will be very thankful!

Are you interested in hosting an event for the Rocky Mountain Chapter? We are always in need of someone to help host events for the Rocky Mountain Chapter, such as a field trip, pub talk, or volunteer event. Let Ryan Hammons know if you have any ideas for events that you would like to coordinate (ryan.hammons@hdrinc.com).

Mesic Meadow Restoration Field Tour and Construction of one "Zeedyk" rock structure.  Gunnison, CO.  August 8th, 2020.  Click HERE for more information.  If you wish to attend, pleaes contact Ryan Hammons at ryan.hammons@hdrinc.com 

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.

Rocky Mountain Chapter