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News - November 2022

Tue, 11/01/2022 - 4:51pm
Alexandra McNeal reached across the black table and touched the chair across from her. She looked at her friends and former classmates next to her, beaming. “This was my table—this was my chair,” she said. “This was some of the best times of our life.”   McNeal had walked into a first-floor lab at the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources where she and her husband, Clint McNeal, first met as undergraduate…
Wed, 11/30/2022 - 9:24am
A veteran Georgia Forestry Commission forester and Warnell graduate has earned the nation’s highest wildfire prevention honor. Wildfire mitigation specialist Mark Wiles (BSFR ’98) of Elbert County is the winner of the 2022 Silver Smokey Bear Award. The award recognizes people and organizations that provide sustained, outstanding service, with significant wildfire prevention impact. “Mark is particularly deserving of this distinction,” said…
Wed, 11/30/2022 - 4:55pm
From an early age, Joshua Uzu understood the connection between economics and natural resources. Growing up in an oil-rich portion of Southern Nigeria, Uzu witnessed the effects drilling had on the land where he lived. Natural resources were a commodity, but also something that needed to be managed for future generations. As an undergraduate student at the University of Lagos, he realized that the one-sided narrative about conservation needed to…
Wed, 11/30/2022 - 5:04pm
A new project at the University of Georgia is investigating the declining ruffed grouse population in North Georgia, and scientists need help from outdoor enthusiasts.   Researchers at the UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources in collaboration with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources are collecting as many ruffed grouse genetic samples as they can find to get a better understanding of landscape connectivity across the…

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