Faculty and students recognized by the Society for Range Management
The 2011 Society for Range Management national meeting in Billings, Montana proved to be a celebratory occasion for many students and faculty in the Forest, Rangeland & Watershed Stewardship Department.
Dr. Paul Meiman was awarded the Early Career Undergraduate Teaching Award. Colleagues and students nominated Paul for this award and provided testimonials to his outstanding commitment to undergraduate education, his work with students inside and outside of the classroom, and the inspiration that he provides to young professionals through his personal example.
Dr. Roy Roath was awarded the WR Chapline Land Steward Award. Roy was cited for his work to help land managers improve rangeland resources throughout the west and internationally since 1974 as a researcher, teacher and most of all, as a mentor to ranchers and agency personnel interested in improving species diversity, watershed function, wildlife habitat and ranch profitability.
Mae Smith took 1st place in the Master's Student Oral Paper Competition, with her presentation titled "Evaluation of Freeze-Thaw Dynamics in Hummocked Wetlands." Mae's advisor is Dr. Paul Meiman.
Alumna Corrine Knapp (M.S. 2008) took 2nd place in the PhD Student Poster Competition. Corrie's poster was titled "Perceptions of Targeted Grazing in the Desert Southwest." Now studying at the University of Alaska, Corrie earned her master's degree studying with Dr. Maria Fernandez-Gimenez.
Kristen Oles, a senior studying rangeland ecology, placed 6th individually in the Undergraduate Range Management Exam. The CSU team, which this year included only one returning team member, placed 8th overall.