Jeanne Christie
Association of State Wetland Managers
Windham, Maine

Jeanne Christie is Executive Director of the Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc., an organization dedicated to incorporating sound science into public policy. She is responsible for developing the overall strategic directions and programs for the Association. The Association tackles a wide variety of issues affecting wetlands and related aquatic resources and works in cooperation with many other organizations to identify opportunities to protect, conserve and manage wetland resources in ways that will ensure sustainable water resources for current and future generations of Americans as well as native plants and wildlife.

Ms. Christie’s work centers on providing accurate, balanced information on wetlands through a variety of formats including workshops, conferences, speeches, web pages, white papers, conference calls, the Association’s bi-monthly newsletter, and ASWM’s monthly e-zine Wetland Breaking News. She is privileged to work with a large number of talented and knowledgeable professionals who willingly share their time and expertise in assisting ASWM’s efforts to develop and distribute useful, timely information. Many of the products developed over the years have influenced the formation of wetland policies and programs at the national, state, and local level.

Ms. Christie is a 1983 graduate of the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Prior to joining ASWM in 1999, she worked for the City of Presque Isle, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture on watershed, wildlife and wetland issues. For nine years she lived on the good ship No Net Loss on the Potomac River in Washington, DC. Ms. Christie currently resides in a 150-year old farm house in Windham, Maine with her husband Larry and their “found” dog and cats.