Musk Oxen – A conservation and climate story

Name the Warner College Musk Ox

Competition Criteria

  • You must be currently or previously affiliated with the Warner College of Natural Resources in some way (student, alumni, faculty, staff).
  • Name ideas deemed inappropriate and/or offensive by the committee will NOT be considered.
  • One submission per person.
  • Submit no more than five sentences about your name idea that relates to the Warner College of Natural Resources or a natural resources experience that you have had (e.g. you pick the name Forest because you attended the Women’s Forest Congress in 2022)
  • Submit a picture that corresponds to your name suggestion (e.g. a picture of yourself at the Women’s Forest Congress). If you don’t have a picture associated with the name idea, you can submit a picture of yourself.
  • All entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 31.
  • The top submissions will be shared as mini-stories on social media.
  • The winning submission will be announced on April 17.
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The Smith Natural Resources Building is now home to this spectacular musk ox specimen! Received through a donation, this mount came to the College due to the research that Dr. Joel Berger, Barbara Anthony Cox Chair of Wildlife Conservation in the Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Department’s work on the species. Musk oxen represent both significant conservation and climate stories, some of which you can read about in the stories below. Check back for more information about this species and their interface with climate and conservation: coming soon!