of Massachusetts Wetland Scientists (AMWS), formed in 1991, includes members from Massachusetts, Connecticut,
Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine.
is comprised of wetland professionals with diverse expertise
in wetland functional analysis, mitigation planning, delineation,
plant propagation, regulatory policy, research and education.
Our members are wetland scientists, soil evaluators, engineers, conservation commission agents, regulatory officials
and other environmental professionals.
Through standing and ad hoc committees, board meetings and
interaction with State and Federal regulators, members have
the opportunity to provide scientific expertise that can help
shape State and Federal wetland policies and regulations.
Our educational workshops, internet presence and publications
make us a leader in wetland protection.
is a non-profit, tax exempt, member-supported organization.
and Committee Members 2017-19
Board of Directors
Officers are elected at
the Annual Meeting and serve two year terms.
ImmeImmediate Past Presidentdent
Government Affairs Membership Newsletter Program/Education
Glenn Wood, Esq. Jacob Dunnell II Dwight Dunk John Dick
Ethics Professional Networking Wildlife
Michael Seekamp Dave Gorden Diana Walden
John Rockwood, Ph.D.
Glenn Wood, Esq.
William Kuriger, Ph.D.
Association of Massachusetts Wetland Scientists Code of Professional Conduct
1 An AMWS member shall place wetland science and the public welfare above personal considerations in the course of
2 An AMWS member shall perform services only in areas of competence.
3 An AMWS member shall avoid deceptive public announcements and acts.
4 An AMWS member shall maintain the confidential nature of the client relationship.
5 An AMWS member shall disclose any conflicts of interest to all concerned parties, in accordance with the Massachusetts
State Board of Ethics regulations.
6 An AMWS member shall make no representation on behalf of AMWS, except as authorized by the Board of Directors.
7 An AMWS member shall not offer unsolicited advice to another wetland professional’s active client.
8 An AMWS member shall not publicly impugn the reputation of another wetland professional.
9 An AMWS member shall base all peer reviews on applicable statute, regulation, guidance, and/or policy, and on the
materials provided for review, including, but not limited to, the permit application and associated plans or data, site
observations, public presentations, and other pertinent materials.
10 An AMWS member engaged in or subject to a peer review shall act in an open, civil and professional manner with all
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