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Rocky Mountains CESU announces 2019 Student Award recipient
Each year the RM-CESU recognizes the outstanding contribution of student(s) on a RM-CESU project.  The recipient of the 2019 Student Award is Kimberly Verhoeven, University Colorado Denver, for her contributions to the CESU project: NPS Historic American Building Survey (HABS) - Documentation of Lowry Pueblo, Cortez, CO, August 2016 – March 2019.  Kimberly’s work used LiDAR imagery and archival drawings to document the remains of the prehistoric pueblo found at the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument.

She was nominated for this award by Kat Vlahos, Director, and Michael Nulty, Documentation Coordinator, of the Denver Center for Preservation Research.  In their nomination, Nulty and Vlahos noted that “Kimberly played a critical role in delivering the final HABS drawings for the project. The goal to develop a well-crafted and complete set of drawings was achieved by using her background in both architecture and historic preservation, an important combination for this type of project. Her ability to master both the new technology and the craft of drawing was exceptional. The drawings show well-crafted, accurate and beautiful drawings that exceed HABS standards.”  Nulty and Vlahos went on to report, “this project also provides an important case study on how to document and stabilize a public use site. Kimberley’s work on the project have allowed the BLM a way to better understand the site and implement the use of new technologies. This approach, in turn, leads directly to exploring new opportunities in resource management.”

Upcoming RM-CESU and Partner Events 

October 23-26, 2019: The 2019 National National Workshop, Bend Oregon.  The workshop provides a great way for stewardship groups around the country to connect with each other and with key wilderness specialists in the federal land management agencies.

November 18-22, 2019: 8th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress, Tucson, AZ.  This conference hosted by the Association for Fire Ecology in cooperation with the Southwest Fire Science Consortium, will redefine the ecological concept of pyrodiversity to explore cross-cutting issues across a variety of disciplines.

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