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CESU Network National Awards

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The CESU National Awards were established in 2003 to recognize individuals, groups of individuals, institutions, and/or projects within the CESU Network that have contributed substantially to the development, implementation, or accomplishments of the CESU Network. Awards are presented at the biennial CESU Network National Meeting. Recipients are recognized for their exceptional contributions to furthering the mission and goals of the CESU Network.

CESU National Award Recipients

2018 Awards

Kat Bickert
Recipient(s):
Kat Bickert, Coordinator, Great Plains CESU, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
[Host University for the Great Plains CESU]

Dana Infante
Recipient(s):
Dana Infante, Associate Professor/Associate Chair, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University
[Partner in the Great Lakes-Northern Forest CESU]

John Munsell
Recipient(s):
John Munsell, Associate Professor, Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech University
[Partner in the Chesapeake Watershed CESU]

Ryan Sharp
Recipient(s):
Ryan Sharp, Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor, Park Management and Conservation, Kansas State University
[Partner in the Great Plains CESU]

Intergovernmental Internship Cooperative (IIC)
Recipient(s):
Josh Anderson, IIC Partnership Project and Budget Coordinator, Southern Utah University
IIC Steering Committee and Advisory Board (representatives from each IIC partner agency, tribe, and institution)
[Partners in the Colorado Plateau CESU]
IIC Website
IIC Photos and Videos

Hurricane Sandy Response and Ecosystem Resiliency Project
Recipient(s):
Stony Brook University
University of Rhode Island
Rutgers University
City University of New York
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
University of Delaware
Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies
Wildlife Conservation Society
National Park Service, Northeast Region Office
Cape Cod National Seashore
Fire Island National Seashore
Gateway National Recreation Area
Assateague Island National Seashore
U.S. Geological Survey
[Partners in the North Atlantic Coast CESU]
"Over 160 undergraduate and graduate students took park in the Hurricane Sandy projects, with numerous Master’s and PhD dissertation projects being supported. To date, students have given over 40 professional presentations reporting on their Hurricane Sandy research. Professional publications are now beginning to emerge."
Example Hurricane Sandy Response Project Outputs

White House Kitchen Garden Legacy Project
Recipient(s):
University of Virginia, Department of Landscape Architecture
[Partner in the Chesapeake Watershed CESU]
"The goal of the project was to research, design, and create components of the White House Kitchen Garden that can be replicated anywhere as an example to the nation of healthy living and healthy eating as well as an example of the healthy parks/healthy people campaign."
White House Kitchen Garden Guide
2017 ASLA Student Award

2016 Awards

Cornerstones Community Partnerships
Recipient(s):
Jake Barrow, Director, Cornerstones Community Partnerships
[Partner in the Desert Southwest CESU]

Lyle Guyon
Recipient(s):
Lyle Guyon, Terrestrial Ecologist, National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, Lewis and Clark Community College
[Partner in the Great Rivers CESU]

Diana Northup
Recipient(s):
Diana Northup, Visiting Associate Professor, College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences and Professor Emerita, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico
Armchair Visits to Geological Underworlds: Virtual Cave Tours of El Malpais National Monument
[Partner in the Colorado Plateau CESU]

Hurricane Sandy Submerged Habitat Mapping Team
Recipient(s):
Monique LaFrance Bartley, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island
Arthur Trembanis (and other faculty, staff, and students), College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, University of Delaware
Michael DeLuca (and other faculty, staff, students, cooperators), New Jersey Aquaculture Innovation Center, Rutgers University
John King (and other faculty, staff and students), Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island
Mark Borrelli (and staff and cooperators), Center for Coastal Studies
Mark Finkbeiner, NOAA Coastal Services Center
[Partners in the North Atlantic Coast CESU]
Submerged Mapping Project Story Map
Submerged Mapping Project Brief

2014 Awards

Hugh Devine
Recipient(s):
Hugh Devine, Associate Director (formerly Director), Center for Geospatial Analytics, College of Natural Resources, North Carolina State University
[Partner in the Piedmont-South Atlantic Coast CESU]

Integration and Application Network, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Recipient(s):
Bill Dennison, Vice President for Science Application and Professor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
[Partner in the Chesapeake Watershed CESU]

2012 Awards

National Park Service Natural Sounds Program and Colorado State University Warner College of Natural Resources Collaboration
Recipient(s):
Karen Trevino, Chief, Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division, National Park Service
Peter Newman, Associate Professor, Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University
[Partner in the Colorado Plateau, Great Plains, and Rocky Mountains CESUs]

Public Lands History Center, Colorado State University
Recipient(s):
Mark Fiege, Associate Professor, Department of History and Director, Public Lands History Center, Colorado State University
Ruth Alexander, Professor, Department of History, Colorado State University
Maren Bzdek, Program Manager, Public Lands History Center, Colorado State University
Janet Ore, Associate Professor, Department of History, Colorado State University
[Partner in the Colorado Plateau, Great Plains, and Rocky Mountains CESUs]

2010 Awards

Four Founding CESU Host Universities
Recipient(s):
Peter August, Professor, Department of Natural Resources Science and Director, North Atlantic Coast CESU, University of Rhode Island
Perry Brown, Dean, Department of Forestry and Conservation and Director, Rocky Mountains CESU, University of Montana
George Hopper, Dean, College of Forest Resources, Mississippi State University and Director (former), Southern Appalachian Mountains CESU, University of Tennessee
Roderic Parnell, Professor, School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability and Director, Colorado Plateau CESU, Northern Arizona University

University of Vermont Park Studies Laboratory
Recipient(s):
Robert Manning, Director, Park Studies Laboratory, University of Vermont
[Partner in the Great Lakes-Northern Forest and Pacific Northwest CESUs]

2008 Awards

Joyce Roberts
Recipient(s):
Joyce Roberts, Contract Specialist for Department of Defense, Vicksburg Consolidated Contracting Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Coastal Processes and the Management of Barrier Islands in the Northeastern U.S. Team
Recipient(s):
Mary Foley, Regional Chief Scientist, Northeast Region, National Park Service
Cheryl Hapke, Research Coastal Geologist, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey and Department of Geosciences, University of Rhode Island
Charles LaBash, Director, Environmental Data Center, University of Rhode Island
Norbert Psuty, Professor, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University
[Partners in the North Atlantic Coast CESU]

University of Montana Team
Recipient(s):
Perry Brown, Dean, College of Forestry and Conservation, Director, Rocky Mountains CESU, University of Montana
Lisa Gerloff, Executive Coordinator, Rocky Mountains CESU, University of Montana
Jodi Todd and other staff, Accounting Department, College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana
John Douglas, Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Montana
Greg Campbell, Former Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Montana
Daniel Dwyer, Vice President for Research and Development, University of Montana
Jan Madole, Director, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, University of Montana
Laura Plute and other staff, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, University of Montana

2005 Awards

Pacific Northwest CESU Program Coordination
Recipient(s):
Tracy Woodman, Program Coordinator, Pacific Northwest CESU, University of Washington

2003 Awards

National Park Service Intermountain Region Team
Recipient(s):
Karen Wade, NPS Intermountain Region
Mike Snyder, Deputy Regional Director, NPS Intermountain Region
Skip Ladd, Assistant Regional Director, NPS Intermountain Region
Bob Moon, Chief, Natural Resources, Research and Technology, NPS Intermountain Region
Ron Hiebert, NPS Research Coordinator, Colorado Plateau CESU, Northern Arizona University
Nancy Skinner, NPS Deputy Research Coordinator, Colorado Plateau CESU, Northern Arizona University
Kathy Tonnessen, NPS Research Coordinator, Rocky Mountains CESU, University of Montana
Larry Norris, NPS Research Coordinator, Desert Southwest CESU, University of Arizona
Pat O’Brien, NPS Cultural Resource Specialist, Desert Southwest CESU, University of Arizona
Tom Forsyth, Contracting/Cooperative Agreements Specialist, NPS Intermountain Region
Mary Estep, Budget Assistant, NPS Intermountain Region
Hal Grovert, Superintendent, Intermountain Support Office, NPS Intermountain Region

University of Montana - Salish-Kootenai College Collaboration
Recipient(s):
Perry J. Brown, Dean, School of Forestry, University of Montana
Pat Hurley, Chair, Environmental Science Program, Salish-Kootenai College
[Partners in the Rocky Mountains CESU]

Bureau of Land Management CESU Field Team
Recipient(s):
A.J. Martinez, Special Assistant to the State Director, BLM Utah State Office
Marc Gress, Grants Management Officer, BLM Montana State Office
Maria Gochis, Grants Management Officer, BLM Utah State Office