Society of Wetland Scientists
Professional Certification Program
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In an ongoing effort to better understand, service, and recognize the breadth of representation by PWS and WPIT across the United States, the SWS Professional Certification Program recently conducted a spatial exploration. The results are quite interesting. Overall, the highest representation is in states bordering our larger coastal and fresh water bodies. For PWS, the highest concentrations are aggregated in just two states; Florida and Washington. Stand out regions include the West Coast, Great Lakes and the Atlantic Seaboard. Along the Gulf Coast, the state of Texas had the largest concentration of PWS. The story is similar for WPITs with the highest representation in Pennsylvania, Florida, Washington, and Virginia.
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