Society of Wetland Scientists Professional Certification ProgramSociety of Wetland Scientists
Professional Certification Program
Is an International Organization with Over 2,000
Professional Wetland Scientists Certified Since 1994

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Global Representation

In an ongoing effort to better understand, service, and recognize the breadth of representation by PWS and WPIT across the globe, the SWS Professional Certification Program recently conducted a spatial exploration. The results are quite interesting. Overall, the highest representation is in United 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.
Map showing where our PWS members are located.

Map showing where our PWS members are located.

As presented in the Perspectives section above and amplified by this map of WPIT, we all need to identify those who will fill our ranks in the future. The white states on this map speak to this urgent need.
Map showing where our WPIT members are located.

US Maps created by Ted Burger, Webmaster.


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Last Updated 7/14/20