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Volume XIV, Issue 2
Dr. Brian Sidlauskas has been selected as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar for 2023-2024 for Brazil.
The South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, in partnership with researchers in OSU's FWCS, has been awarded funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to conduct habitat restoration in forested, riparian, and estuarine habitat in the Coos Bay Estuary. The $3.5 million project, administered through NOAA, will restore an entire tributary watershed in the South Slough arm of the Coos Estuary, removing invasive species, restoring hydrology, and potentially increasing forested estuarine habitat, and important "blue carbon" ecosystem in the Pacific Northwest. The project is titled: "Wasson Creek Watershed Ridgetop-to-Estuary Restoration Project". OSU will receive nearly $320,000 to assist with scientific monitoring of the 4 year project which started this spring.
The winners of CAS awards that the students voted on for Celebrating Excellence event on May 15th are:
James Sterns - Applied Economics - 2023 Distinguished Professor of the Year
Shalynn Pack - Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences - 2023 Distinguished New Professor of the Year
Matthew Kennedy - Animal and Rangeland Sciences - 2023 Distinguished Club Advisor of the Year
Steer-a-Year - Animal and Rangeland Sciences - 2023 CAS Club of the Year
The five winners of CAS student awards recognized at the Celebrating Excellence event on May 15th are as follows:
Mireia Roig-Paul – Bioresource Research and Crop & Soil Science majors - Burlingham Undergraduate of Excellence Award
Nolan Carson – Environmental Economics & Policy major - CAS Outstanding Senior Award
Olivia Boisen – Fisheries Science major - Savery Outstanding Master’s Student Award
Marie Tosa – Wildlife Science major - Savery Outstanding Doctoral Student Award
Charlotte Epps – Bioresource Research major – CAS Student Diversity Commitment Award