MAWS Winter Conference 2016
March 31st, 2016 830am-500pm Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
MAWS Goes Batty!
March 9th, 2016 8:00am-12:00pm - Viles Arboretum, Augusta, Maine
Bat Biology, Ecology and Habitat: David Yates, Biodiversity Research Institute
Regulations–IF&W Perspective: Cory Mosby, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Regulations–USFWS Perspective: Wende Mahaney, U.S.Fish and Wildlife Service
Bat Studies and Practical Implementation: Eric Ham and Sarah Boyden, Maine Department of Transportation
Winter Twig Identification
Janurary 28th, 2016 9:00am-3:00pm - Viles Arboretum, Augusta, Maine
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:
Speaker: Judy Gates - Director - Environmental Office, Maine Department of Transportation
Speaker: Charlie Hebson, Ph.D., Chief Hydrologist and Manager of the Surface Water Resources Division, MaineDOT Environmental Office
Speaker: Jared Homola, Ph.D. Ecology and Environmental Sciences candidate, University of Maine – Orono
Speaker: Elizabeth Hertz, Planner, State of Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Speaker: Paul Minkin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New England District
Speaker: Nancy Olmstead, Invasive Plant Biologist, Maine Natural Areas Program
Speaker: Amanda Shearin, Ph.D., Beginning with Habitat Coordinator/Wildlife Planner, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Speaker: Shri N. A. Verrill, M.S. Biology candidate, University of Southern Maine
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.
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 www.maine.gov/idepi 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 .
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