The Wetland Mapping Consortium (WMC), founded in 2008, is an interdisciplinary group of wetland scientists and managers interested in mapping and monitoring wetlands with remotely sensed images and/or using the resultant products to best manage wetland resources. The WMC Steering Committee organizes webinars on topics of interest to the group.

For more information and/or to join our email list for notices about upcoming events, please contact Laura Burchill at or (207) 892-3399.  

View Past Wetland Mapping Consortium Webinars Here

View a List of Wetland Mapping Consortium Webinar Recordings Here
  



Building on an Initial Wetland Inventory and Classification to Map Ramsar Wetland Sites in Mexico

Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EasternRegister Here

PRESENTERS

  • Robb Macleod, Ducks Unlimited
  • Norma Rangel, Ducks Unlimited de México

ABSTRACT

For 30 years, Ducks Unlimited de México (DUMAC) has worked on projects aimed at generating information to classify and quantify the different wetland ecosystems in Mexico. In 1991, DUMAC started the Wetlands Inventory and Classification project in Mexico, which was the first initiative in the country to characterize and quantify the wetlands of Mexico in a homogeneous way with a classification scheme. The objective of this initiative was to generate basic information that would support decision-making to achieve long-term conservation for the benefit of waterfowl and other wildlife. DUMAC, as a leading institution in wetlands mapping in Mexico, is currently working with the National Water Commission (CONAGUA) in the development of a wetlands inventory in northern Mexico (1:50,000) and since 2020 it has been working with the DOI for the mapping of Ramsar Sites in Mexico in coordination with the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP).  
 
BIO
 
Robb Macleod
Robb Macleod is the National GIS Coordinator for Ducks Unlimited. He has been working for Ducks Unlimited in the GIS and Remote Sensing field for over 25 years. His current duties include coordinating all of the geospatial activities for Ducks Unlimited. Robb has been active in mapping wetlands in the Great Lakes for over 19 years with previous experience mapping wetlands and land cover in Alaska. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Norma RangelNorma Rangel is a geographer from the University of San Luis Potosí (UASLP) and has a Master’s in Environmental Management from El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (El COLEF). She has worked in academic institutions such as the UASLP and El COLEF, as well as in government institutions such as the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI). In 2017 she joined Ducks Unlimited de México (DUMAC) as Project Supervisor and since 2020 is the Coordinator of Remote Sensing and GIS Department.
 







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NWI Updates: What's New at the National Wetlands Inventory Program

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Eastern Register Here

PRESENTERS

  • Jane Harner, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wetlands Inventory
  • Herb Bergquist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wetlands Inventory 

ABSTRACT 

Please join us for a webinar highlighting what's new at the National Wetlands Inventory Program. This presentation will feature important NWI updates for anyone using or producing NWI wetlands data. The presenters will provide background on NWI's renewed commitment to working with the USGS NHD/3DEP program in an effort to bring these datasets closer together. In addition, they will provide details on new guidance documents, information on mapping wetlands to the Federal standard, introduce a new linear data layer option for those interested in mapping beyond the standard, showcase new and improved QAQC tools, and report on the status of mapping in the U.S. The NWI Program is also excited to introduce new staff members and provide information on how to best communicate with the Program and request support! 

BIOS

Jane HarnerJane Harner joined the USFWS National Wetlands Inventory Program in 2007 as a GIS Analyst and works at the NWI Data Center located in Madison, Wisconsin. In her current role as Database Administrator, she maintains the National Wetlands Data Layer, incorporating new data updates and preparing data to be posted biannually to the Wetlands Mapper. Jane also assists with project coordination, tracking active mapping projects and facilitating new project initiation. Additionally, Jane is engaged in outreach for the NWI Program, which includes coordinating American Wetlands Month communications and updating website content. 

  

 

Herb BergquistHerb Bergquist is USFWS National Wetlands Inventory Field Operations Team Lead and oversees NWI Program field operations, supervising regional wetland coordinators throughout the lower 48 states. His position includes project development and mapping management; Quality Control of wetlands data; coordination and communication with partners, cooperators, and contractors; and taking a leadership role in Program visioning development. Herb started working with the USFWS in 1993 as a field technician for the Northeast Loon study and the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP). After a short stint with the State of New Hampshire Environmental Services program, he returned to USFWS and worked in various capacities for the Northeast Region Ecological Services Division focusing on wetlands, GIS mapping/analysis, and database management. Herb developed and produced numerous wetland functional assessments under Ralph Tiner (NE Regional Wetlands Coordinator) throughout the northeast region during that tenure. 
 

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A Certificate of Attendance to be used toward Continuing Education Credits is available when participating in NAWM's live webinars. All NAWM members receive free Certificates of Attendance for webinars. Non-Members who request a certificate will be charged a processing fee of $25.00. You will have up to 60 days to retrieve your certificate. Certificates are not available for viewing recorded webinars.
More information is available here.