The Army Corps of Engineers has recently released proposed revisions to the New England District Compensatory Mitigation Guidance. Public comments will be accepted until May 4th, 2015. Paul Minkin and Jay Clement will be on hand at the year's Winter Conference (next week) to discuss the updates, among other items. The Public Notice regarding the proposed changes can be downloaded below.
The Maine Association of Wetland Scientists (MAWS) is looking for student poster presentations to showcase their research during the MAWS annual meeting on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Bowdoin College. This is an excellent opportunity for students to network and present their research projects to a body of natural resource professionals. For more information and to sign-up, download the flyer below.
MAWS is pleased to announce it's 2015 wetlands research stipend. Up to $1,000 is being offered to one or two students actively enrolled in a degree program related to wetland science. Stipend candidates must be pursuing a wetlands research project.
For more information:
Applications are due by April 3rd, 2015. Questions regarding the research stipend can be directed to Aleita Burman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Several workshops have recently been posted under the Upcoming Events page for 2014.
In addition, The Eagle Hill Institute is offering 3 week-long courses that may be of interest:
June 15 to 21. Taught by Matt Schweisberg and Joe Homer
(Tuition = $575)
June 15 to 21. Taught by Anton Reznicek
August 3 to 9. Taught by Dennis Magee
For general information about The Eagle Hill program, go to
Vernal pool critter migration is nearly upon us. We've been hearing reports of critter movement in the greater Boston area and it will only be a matter of time before we're all scrambling to get out and count egg masses here in Maine. Similar to last year, please comment on this post as you have reports of activity. Please include the following:
Location (town name or region)
Date of sighting
Species observed (heard, seen, etc.)
Type of evidence of activity (adults on road, egg masses, spermatophores, etc.)
The vernal pool season is upon us, I am hearing sporadic reports that critters are beginning to make their way to the pools. To keep everyone in the loop on the progression of critter migration across the state, feel free to use the comment section of this post. Let everyone know what you are seeing and hearing out there!
Copies of each presenter's slides have been added to the site under "Events: Past Workshops".
If you would like to be on our mailing list and receive email updates about the membership, upcoming workshops, and other "happenings" of the organization you can do so by visiting the list page under "Membership". Once there, you can view past posts and request a subscription.
MAWS is currently redesigning its website. Check back soon for updates.