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Wetland Council Meetings

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The Montana Wetland Council meets up to three times per year. The purpose of our meetings are to build relationships, gain knowledge of each others work, and get timely and useful information to make sound decisions and take informed action on shared issues. It you would like to be informed of upcoming meetings or trainings join the Montana Wetland Council listserv.


The Montana Wetland Council relies upon its members to help support and organize Council Meetings. If there are topics that are of interest to you or your organization is willing to sponsor a meeting please email Stephen Carpenedo.


Current Wetland Council Meeting







Past Wetland Council Meetings

Materials from the three most recent Wetland Council Meetings will be housed here. Archived meeting materials may be available by contacting Stephen Carpenedo.


November 6 & 7, 2019: Montana Wetland Council Strategic Planning for 2020 - 2030




Meeting Notes


Discussion Topic - Mp3 Audio Flip Chart Pictures (Chrome works best)
Introduction:  No Flip chart
Super Power Discussion:  Super Powers' #1#2 
Purpose Work: Purpose Work

What is the Wetland Council?

What does the Wetland Council Mean to You?

Common Goals: 

-Introduction to Goals

-Question 2 Discussion 

Common Goals, Table 1 Goals , Table 2 Goals, Table 3 Goals, Table 4 Goals, Table 5 Goals, Table 6 Goals
Plan should Achieve? Plan Achievement


-Intro to Exercise

-Missing Topic Areas

-Filling out Chart

-Work Group Instructions

Working Group Check in: No Flip Chart
Thursday 11/7/2019
Introduction:    Goals, Objectives, Measures; Questions
Working Group Presentations  
Policy WG:          Policy #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7 
Landscape Conservation WG:  LC #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 
Restoration WG:   Restoration #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7 
Science Needs WG: SN #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7
Communication WG: Communication #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8
Next Steps: Next Steps, Missing from Working Group
Working Group Suggestions: Science Needs, Landscape Conservation, Wetland Management, Regulatory/Mitigation, Policy and Lan-Use/Water Planning, Communication, Restoration
MWC Plan Implementation: Group 1 Implementation Plan; Group 2 Implementation Plan # 1, #2; Group 3 Implementation Plan #1, #2, #3; Implementation Wrap- Up #1, #2, #3, #4
Closing Remarks: Closing Remarks


Meeting Resources


Click HERE for more information on the Montana Wetland Council Strategic Planning Process


Click HERE for results from the 2019 Montana Wetland Council Strategic Planning Survey


Click Here for a summary of the Key Informant Interviews conducted as part of the Strategic Planning Process



March 21, 2019: Indicators of Wetland Change: Lessons from the Field

Sponsored by the Montana Natural Heritage Program





Linking Indicators to Processes & Management: Lessons from Stream Monitoring

- Alden Shallcross, Bureau of Land Management

Quantitative & Qualitative Hydrologic Indicators of Wetland Restoration

- Amy Chadwick, Great West Engineering

Management-Sensitive Indicators in Riparian Areas & Wetlands - a Few Forest Service Examples

- Mary Manning, US Forest Service

Evaluating & Revising Assessment Methods Based on the Effectiveness of Wetland Disturbance Indicators

- Stephen Carpenedo, Montana Department of Environmental Quality

Climate and Wetlands in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks

- Andrew Ray, National Park Service

Development of Ecologically Significant, Economically Practical Performance Criteria

- Rich McEldowney, Confluence Consulting


Attendee List


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