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RM-CESU Announces the Annual Competition for Student Award

The Rocky Mountains CESU annually recognizes "above and beyond” accomplishments by student(s) involved in Rocky Mountains Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (RM-CESU) projects.  Nominations may be submitted by any representative of the federal agency that sponsored the RM-CESU project, or by the student’s RM-CESU university.   

Nominations for Student Award are due August 25, 2021. The Award winner(s) will receive a citation and give a presentation on their project results at annual RM-CESU Fall Meeting. Nomination Instructions

The Izaak Walton League of America National Conservation Scholarship

The mission of the Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA) is to conserve, restore, and promote the sustainable use and enjoyment of our natural resources. Part of their longstanding mission includes education– thus the formation of the IWLA National Conservation Scholarship program. Each year this non-profit, membership organization offers two $2,500 scholarships to qualified natural resources undergraduates. More detailed information is available at www.iwla.org/scholarship. Completed application must be postmarked no later than May 15.

Upcoming RM-CESU and Partner Events  


April 27, 2021: WCNR Seminar: Ecosystems as Models for Restoring in Sustainable Ecology

CSU's Warner College of Natural Resources is hosting an online seminar. Drawing upon centuries of research in economics and ecology, and from decades of professional experience in ecological restoration and business, this talk builds a framework for a sustainable economy around three foundational components: diversity, energy, and trade. Fundamentally, a sustainable economy must be able to maintain its productive capacity without jeopardizing the social and environmental foundations upon which it is built.

July 23, 2021: Forest Insects & Disease Field Day for Forest Owners & Loggers

Bonner Ferry ID, Friday 9am- 6pm. This one-day field trip will give participants firsthand exposure to a wide range of insects, diseases, and parasitic plants that impair the growth of trees and forests in northern Idaho.  Experts will be on hand to help participants identify insect and disease symptoms and discuss practical methods of dealing with them.The Forest Insects & Disease Field Day will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021, in Bonners Ferry. The program will depart from the Boundary County Fairgrounds. Depending on COVID status that day, this program may be set up for physical distancing and masks may be required per University of Idaho policy.

September 19-22, 2021: Pathways 2021: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference         

Kitsap Conference Center, 100 Washington Ave, Bremerton, WA 98337. The conference theme is “Life Without Salmon?”, exploring the question: what steps do we take when facing the extinction of a species cornerstone to economic stability, ecological health and regional identity – and what does life look like if conservation fails?

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