The USET Wetlands Program provides technical assistance and trainings for USET member Tribal Nations through regional training seminars, Wetland Program Plan writing webinars, and pilot research partnerships. Each training is structured to the enhance capacity for USET member Tribal Nations to fulfill wetland programmatic goals, uphold Tribal Sovereignty, and provide frameworks for co-management with federal and state programs.
Wetland ecosystems play a critical role in surface water purification, sediment and flood water retention, climate resiliency, carbon sequestration, biological diversity, and traditional sustenance activities for Tribal citizens. In order to preserve these vital functions, USET technical trainings provide information and resources on how to conduct wetland mapping, monitoring and assessment, regulatory activities, restoration and protection, and water quality standards to protect and restore wetlands on Tribal Nation homelands.
For any questions regarding the USET Wetlands Program, or to be included in the email list for news and upcoming events, please contact Jerry Pardilla.