MAWS Bugs and Breakfast

A Review of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s Identification Guide for Rivers, Streams, and Brooks.

November 30th, 2018 930am-1130am, Vile’s Arboreteum, Augusta, Maine

Presenters: Tom Danielson and Dan Hallowell, Maine DEP

Tom’s “Aquatic Life of Small Streams” Presentation

Winter Twig Identification

Janurary 28th, 2016 9:00am-3:00pm - Viles Arboretum, Augusta, Maine

Slide Presentation

2015 Soils and Natural Resources Workshop

September 9th, 2015 9:00am-3:30pm - Sebago Lake State Park

MAWS 2015 Winter Conference and Annual Meeting 

March 24th, 2015 8:00am-5:00pm - Thorne Hall Bowdoin College Brunswick, Maine

Links to presentation materials from the Winter Conference below:

Winter Conference Agenda

Speaker: Judy Gates - Director - Environmental Office, Maine Department of Transportation

The Changing Climate of Asset Management at MDOT

Speaker: Charlie Hebson, Ph.D., Chief Hydrologist and Manager of the Surface Water Resources Division, MaineDOT Environmental Office

Enhancements to the USGS StreamStats Web Application

Speaker: Jared Homola, Ph.D. Ecology and Environmental Sciences candidate, University of Maine – Orono

Comparative population structure of vernal pool amphibians in a changing landscape

Speaker: Elizabeth Hertz, Planner, State of Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

Marsh Migration in Response to Sea Level Rise

Speaker: Paul Minkin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New England District

USACE Regulatory Update

Speaker: Nancy Olmstead, Invasive Plant Biologist, Maine Natural Areas Program

Maine Invasive Species Network (MISN) Update

Speaker: Amanda Shearin, Ph.D., Beginning with Habitat Coordinator/Wildlife Planner, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Maine’s Wildlife Action Plan: A Collaborative Approach to the Next Ten Years of Wildlife Conservation

Speaker: Shri N. A. Verrill, M.S. Biology candidate, University of Southern Maine

Shifting vegetation zones in response to culvert enlargement of a tidally restricted salt marsh in Northern New England

Mount Blue State Park - Soil and Natural Resource Workshop

September 4th, 2013 9:00am-3:30pm - Mount Blue State Park Weld, Maine


The Maine Association of Professional Soil Scientists in conjunction with the Maine Association of Wetland Scientists, Maine Association of Site Evaluators and Soil Science Society of Northern New England held a workshop focusing on soils and natural resources. As in the past, this workshop combined soil evaluation with natural resource identification and regulation issues.

Soil pit descriptions

MAWS After Dark - Tick Talk II

April 10th, 2013, 6pm-8pm at the Captain Daniel Stone Inn, Brunswick, Maine

Sara Robinson, MPH, an Epidemiologist with the Maine Center For Disease Control presented information on ticks, Lyme disease, and other tick- and  vector-borne diseases (e.g., mosquitos).  Topics included tick biology and ecology; Lyme disease, prevention and treatment; and other vector-borne diseases in Maine.  She discussed recent epidemiological trends with Lyme disease. 

A copy of her presentation can be found here: Vector-Borne Diseases.

Further information including a variety of posters and fact sheets on each disease can be found at the Maine CDC Vector Borne Diseases Website

If anyone is interested in all of the CDC's Lyme disease data from 2001 to 2011, its available online through the Maine Tracking Network.  To get the data go to and click on the Maine Tracking Network: Lyme disease link on the left navigation pane (under EPI information). 

Maine Association of Wetland Scientists Ethics Workshop

Monday April 8th, 2013, 2:30‐4:30pm at the Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth, Maine

In this workshop, participants discussed ethical scenarios relevant to wetland scientists and other natural resource field professionals.

The Presenter: Irene Grace Garvey will lead the workshop; she is a Professional Facilitator and Certified Mediator with Abenaki Facilitation & Mediation Services .

Documents:  Registration Form GIS Code of Ethics, TWS Code of Ethics, MAWS Code of Ethics

2013 Maine Association of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting

Monday March 25th, Maple Hill Farm Inn and Conference Center


Maine's Stream Habitat Viewer, Slade Moore, Project Coordinator, Maine Coastal Program / Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment and Alex Abbott, Database and GIS Manager, USFWS

Of Boulder Fields, Vernal Pools, Functional Assessment, and the Corps, Paul Minkin, Senior Wetland Scientist with the USACE New England District Regulatory Division

The Biogeography of Tidal Marsh Birds in the Northeastern United States, Maureen Correll, University of Maine – Orono, MAWS 2012 Stipend Winner

Maine’s In-Lieu Fee Compensation Program: Overview & Lessons Learned, Alex Mas, Director of Strategic Initiatives, The Nature Conservancy in Maine

Capisic Brook Stormwater Management, Doug Roncarati, Stormwater Program Coordinator, Portland Water District

Understanding and Restoring Maine’s Urban Streams: Trout Brook Case Study, Wendy Garland, Environmental Specialist, Watershed Management Unit, Maine DEP

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Restoring River & Stream Continuity: New Oppurtunities for Wetlands Mitigation, Scott Jackson, Wildlife Biologist, University of Massachusetts – Amherst

Farewell to the PUB – Regulated Resource Response to Dam Removal, Michael Chelminski, P.E., Stantec

A Wetland Scientist Goes to Augusta: legislative update from Jim Boyle - State Senator from District 6 and Chairman of the Joint Standing