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The National Association of Wetland Managers (NAWM) conducted a study of state-level wetland work in all fifty states.  NAWM’s national study was designed to: 1) assess status and trends; 2) identify models and lessons learned; and 3) document information and program development needs. Information gathered for each state included a focus on status of work towards each of EPA’s four Core Elements.  Data collection was completed for a snapshot of the year 2014 and the report will be available in July 2015.

Please click on a state below to view the State Summaries.

  Alabama  Indiana     Nebraska    South Carolina      
  Alaska  Iowa     Nevada    South Dakota    
  Arizona   Kansas     New Hampshire    Tennessee      
  Arkansas   Kentucky    New Jersey          Texas      
  California   Louisiana    New Mexico    Utah    
      Colorado           Maine          New York    Vermont     
  Connecticut   Maryland        North Carolina    Virginia      
  Delaware  Massachusetts    North Dakota    Washington    
  Florida  Michigan    Ohio    West Virginia    
  Georgia  Minnesota    Oklahoma    Wisconsin    
  Hawaii  Mississippi    Oregon    Wyoming     
  Idaho  Missouri    Pennsylvania         
  Illinois  Montana    Rhode Island       


For each of the 50 states, NAWM documented the status of the state’s:

  • Wetland Regulations and Programs;
  • Wetland Monitoring and assessment;
  • Voluntary Wetland Restoration Programs and Activities;
  • Wetland Water Quality Standards;
  • Adaptation and/or Climate Change Activities Involving Wetlands;
  • Areas of Integration with Other State Programs; and
  • Unique Education and Outreach Models.

The final NAWM report, Status and Trends Report on State Wetland Programs in the United States, provides a comprehensive look at how states are approaching each of the four core elements for state wetland programs, including state summary documents, comparative data analysis and maps, descriptive text on status and trends and documentation of potential models.

Additionally, the report includes a set of recommendations for supporting states and links to additional information for states and tribes to use as a resource for developing their own state programs. 

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