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AMWS is fully committed to the professional development of our members. As a result, we offer a variety of workshops on wetland science and regulatory updates. Non-members are welcome to attend. However, membership is encouraged through reduced workshop rates and other benefits.

AMWS workshops are recognized for their value: nowhere else will you find top working wetland scientists "giving back" to the profession at such affordable rates. As a result, AMWS members only are offered the limited number of seats during the first two weeks of posting an event.

As an added value of AMWS membership, we also offer social networking opportunities with other environmental professionals. These events generally take place in central Massachusetts, and may include appetizers and drinks, as well as a speaker.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     (Updated 11/09/17)



Left Photo: Courtesy Brent Baeslack (Haverhill ConCom) - Instructors Dwight Dunk (CDM) and Chad Sumner (SumCo Eco-Contracting) discuss the riprap foot of the restored slope at low tide during the field portion of the 9/30/11 AMWS Riverbank Stabilization Techniques Workshop in Haverhill, Mass. Of note, the tree stump in the water is secured by cables, and was added to aid stability and provide fish habitat.

Right Photo: Courtesy of Patrick Garner (Patrick Garner Co.) - Instructor Art Allen (EcoTec) at a deep hole featured at the AMWS Advanced Soil Identification Workshop, held June 22nd & 23rd, 2010, in Grafton, Mass.




Above Photo: Courtesy of Briscoe Lang (Pare Corporation). The field portion of the AMWS workshop, Classic River Morphology, was held 9/26/14

on the West Branch of the Swift River in Belchertown. Here instructors Heidi Davis (MassDEP), Paul Beaulieu (Tighe & Bond) and Patrick Garner

(Patrick Garner Co.) explain bankfull.




Additional workshop photo, courtesy Heidi Davis (DEP).   4/17/16 Interdunal Swales walk in Ipswich, courtesy Lana Spillman (Topsfield ConCom).




UPCOMING 2017 AMWS EVENTS                                          




December 1, 2017 (Friday)

Annual Meeting/Massachusetts Wetlands – Where the Wild Things Are!

Boxborough Regency (Formerly Holiday Inn)

Boxborough, Mass.

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


This year’s annual meeting is all about wildlife. Learn the latest rare species news. Hear where the science is heading. Be the best wetland scientist you can be. Network with speakers and experts who spend their careers on wildlife protection. You can't get this information anywhere else!


An added bonus to this meeting is the Open Mic. This will be a free-form discussion of current wetland-related topics between fellow wetland scientists. 


The meeting will culminate with a brief business meeting and our popular members-only cash prize raffle. (Members get three chances to win $100! The AMWS Board and Committee Chairs are excluded.)  


Includes a continental breakfast starting at 8:15 a.m., lunch, and a Certificate of Attendance.


Cost: Members - $90; Non-Members (use this as an opportunity to join so you can take part in our raffle!) - $125                                                                                                                                  

Presenters include: Stephanie Koch (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service); Timothy Dexter (MassDOT Highway Division, Environmental Services) & Chase Bernier (BSC Group); Matt Schweisberg (Wetland Strategies and Solutions, Inc.)


To register:

Click Workshop Registration Forms at the top of this page, then:

To pay by check, complete the registration form and mail it to AMWS w/ your check.


To pay by credit card: Skip the registration form! AMWS uses PayPal to process credit card transactions. Simply email to say you would like to attend, and we'll email you an invoice from PayPal with a link that you "click & pay".

Either way you pay, you will receive a registration confirmation email soon thereafter.


Questions/comments? Contact:




Not an AMWS member? See JOIN section on this website!


(1) Fees are due in advance of the workshop. Should you require reimbursement by your employer, an invoice will be provided upon request.

(2) In the unlikely event that we have insufficient registrations two (2) weeks before a workshop, we reserve the right to cancel it. Your fee will be returned in full.

(3) If you must cancel seven (7) days or more before a workshop, your fee will be returned, less $25. No refunds six (6) days or less before a workshop. Note: Substitutions are fine and may be made without charge, as long as the difference between member and non-member fees is paid, and there is no one on the Wait List. Please note that your substitute will not receive a Certificate of Attendance unless AMWS is notified before the workshop so the Wait List may be checked and availability confirmed.

**We regret the cancellation charge, but your absence may affect whether the workshop is held, and will affect the instructors, who key their presentation to participants. Additionally, your absence affects catering, the number of printed materials and AMWS itself--as we have fixed expenses.

(4) Registration is only guaranteed when you are given confirmation by email. Do not assume you are registered otherwise. Workshop participants often receive box lunches or supplies that are not ordered in excess. Additionally, the instructor/participant ratio must be maintained for optimal learning.
(5) Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. A Wait List will be maintained.
(6) CEUs are usually available from the certifying authority. All participants are given a Certificate of Attendance.



NOTE: As of 1/01/11, Continuing Ed units are no longer pre-approved by the N.H. Board. You still need continuing education, but it is now call Continuing Education Hours (versus units), w/ 1 hour = 1 CEH. It is the responsibility of the candidate to decide whether or not the course is relevant to the practice of Soil or Wetland Science. For more info, see




AMWS ALSO LISTS ENVIRONMENTAL WORKSHOPS, COURSES AND MEETINGS OFFERED BY OTHER GROUPS that may be of interest to our members. Mention of a particular conference, course, or company does not imply endorsement by AMWS.

Shown in order of last received:



Environmental Business Council of New England

(a non-profit group established in 1990 by environmental & energy companies for the environmental industry)


Note: If a link below does not work, see for program description.


EBC & Sustainable Solutions Lab at University of Massachusetts Boston: Climate Adaptation Forum


November 17: Climate Adaptation Action from Three Leading States


Other Massachusetts Programs 


October 25: EBC Program Series with MassDEP Leadership: Commissioner Suuberg and the Northeast Region Leadership Team


October 25: EBC Spotlight on Success: A Panel Discussion with the 2017 EBC Ascending Leader Award Recipients


October 26: EBC Water Resources Program: Impact of Climate Change on Stormwater Management


October 27: EBC 11th Annual Ocean Resources Management Conference: Beneficial Use of Dredged Material


October 31: EBC Energy Resources Program: Energy Storage Innovation - Next Steps and Beyond


NEW November 7: EBC Solid Waste Management Program: Wrap & Roll - the Future of Rail Haul of Solid Waste in New England


November 8: EBC Program Series with MassDEP Leadership: Commissioner Suuberg and the Western Region Leadership Team


November 9: EBC Professional Development Program: How do I get there from here?


November 15: EBC Evening Program: Forecasting Trends for the Environmental Engineering and Consulting Industry


November 28: EBC Climate Change Matchmaking Forum




Connecticut Programs

Click the links below for more information and registration.


November 1: EBC Connecticut Program: An Introductory Workshop on PCB Assessment and Remediation


New Hampshire Programs

Click the links below for more information and registration.


October 20: EBC New Hampshire Program: Contaminants of Emerging Concern - Update on Perfluorinated Alkylated Substances (PFAS)


October 24: EBC New Hampshire Program: New OSHA Silica Standards - Understanding the Regulations & Liabilities 


November 29: EBC New Hampshire Program: New Hampshire Clean Energy Overview


NEW December 13: EBC Annual New Hampshire Holiday Party






Friday, October 27, 2017

New Hampshire Association of Natural Resource Scientists
in partnership with UNH Cooperative Extension & U.S. Forest Service
Good Forestry in New Hampshire

Bartlett Experimental Forest, Route 302, Bartlett, NH
8:45am to 3:30pm

The morning session will start with an overview of the economic, ecological and social contributions of New Hampshire's forests; introduce the most common forest types and their ecology; describe the most common silvicultural techniques used to manage New Hampshire forests; and describe ways to integrate silviculture and wildlife habitat management.

Outdoors in the afternoon, you will see silviculture and wildlife habitat management as it is applied in northern hardwoods-the most abundant forest type in in New Hampshire.

Much of the accepted practice in New England is a result of the research conducted at Bartlett and this will be a unique opportunity to learn or review the basics of good forestry.

Use the link below to review the workshop flyer, print a registration form or or register online.

Continuing Education: 6 contact hours

Don't miss out! Register now! This workshop is limited to 40 participants. Registration closes October 17, 2017.



If you have an event to list, please contact AMWS Administrator


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