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Moscow, ID 83844-1142

Feature Stories

Masters Student Fishes for Management Answers
Masters Student Fishes for Management Answers
Like most lifelong fishermen, Zach Klein loves spending time on the water. While earning his master’s in natural resources from the University of Idaho, he turned a river into his classroom and laboratory.
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Troy Magney
Innovative Research Boosts Grad into NASA’s Orbit
As a natural resources doctoral student at the University of Idaho, Troy Magney helped create tools that measure and map plants’ responses to stress.
» Read more about Troy
2015 graduate, Joshua Larsen
Larsen Lives Life, Defends Country, on Way to Degree
As a freshman wandering the campus of Boise State University, Joshua Larsen of Nampa had only a vague notion of what he wanted to do: something with engineering and something outdoors.
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Karen Launchbaugh - National Teaching Honors
Professor Earns National Teaching Honors
Launchbaugh received the 2014 U.S. Professor of the Year distinction for the state of Idaho from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The honor is given each year to one professor from each state and U.S. territory and is highly competitive.
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Suzanne Avery
Meet Suzanne Avery
Suzanne Avery knows the importance of regimen and teamwork. The junior Natural Resource Conservation major spent the summer sharing her skills, collaborating with her Army ROTC team and providing valuable English lessons to young African military personnel...
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vierling wins u of i mid-career award for commitment to students and impact on higher education
Vierling Receives Mid-Career Award
Associate Professor Lee Vierling was recognized for his commitment to learning, teaching and engagement.
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Brian Russell
Service Learning Ignited in TREX
Many successful students don’t let grass grow under their feet. Others take it one step further, spending their spring break strategically burning that grass.
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hallie rajkovich
Disproving Ideas Key of Award Winning Research
Hallie Rajkovich earns the Outstanding Masters Research and Creativity Award
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Doris Duke Charitable Foundation funds at University of Idaho
University of Idaho partners on $1.5 million grant for Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program
In mid-September, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation announced $4.5 million in grants to launch the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at universities around the country, including a $1.5 million grant to the University of Florida for a partnership with institutions across the U.S., including the University of Idaho.
» Learn about CNR's partnership with the University of Florida
Helping Native Species Thrive - Caudill lamprey study
Helping Native Species Thrive
Find out how Christopher Caudill and a team of researchers from CNR are watching the passage of lamprey through the Lower Columbia dam system.
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University of Idaho, Research Collaboration Network, National Science Foundation grant
Bringing Them to the Table
UI Leads Effort to Collaborate on Information Sharing
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Beth Newingham, sagebrush steppe, Alex Suazo, Chris Bowman-Prideaux
The Future of Fire
Researchers study how climate change could affect Idaho, Great Basin landscapes
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Tall green pine trees
Jo Ellen Force Receives Prestigious SAF Award
Jo Ellen Force will be recognized for 30 years of work in the forestry profession when she receives a national award this year.
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Mike Quist research, University of Idaho, Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit
Catching a Career in Fisheries
When Michael Quist was 9 years old, he helped his uncle, then a conservation officer in Mountain Home, Idaho, tag fish for research. By the end of the trip, Quist knew he wanted to study fisheries.
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flying bat
Clues to Conservation
Fulbright Scholar and doctoral student Kate Cleary is studying bats in Costa Rica in hopes of improving land-use policies.
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New Zealand Mudsnail research, Caren Goldberg, College of Natural Resources Department of Fish and Wildlife. Photo courtesy Megan Layhee, USGS
Stemming the Stream of Snails
UI research scientist investigates use of DNA to identify New Zealand mudsnails before they take over streams
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UIdaho Grad, Josh McCormick
Chinook By The Numbers
U-Idaho graduate Josh McCormick’s research informs management of Idaho salmon fisheries
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Julia Workman
Home on the Range
Workman makes a name for herself and the university in rangeland management
» Meet graduating senior, Julia Workman
Rebecca Johnson
Meet Rebecca Johnson
For CNR's 2013 Outstanding Undergraduate, the path to a career began with nothing more than a phone call.
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Meet Amy Thorp, CNR Fish & Wildlife 2013 Senior
Meet Amy Thorp
Amy Thorp’s undergraduate experience has been an international one. The CNR Student Ambassador, who is graduating with a double major in ecology and conservation biology and wildlife resources, has studied in Australia and Ecuador—an adventure she didn’t expect when she first set foot on campus.
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Meet Shane Weigand
Meet Shane Weigand
Wildlife resources senior Shane Weigand has had face-to-face experiences with these animals and more during his time in the College of Natural Resources.
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Fishery Resources professor Ken Cain is one of this year’s recipients of the President’s Mid-Career Faculty Award, acknowledging his demonstrated commitment to outstanding scholarship, teaching and engagement.
Professor Ken Cain Wins Mid-Career Faculty Award
Fishery Sciences professor Ken Cain is one of this year’s recipients of the President’s Mid-Career Faculty Award, acknowledging his demonstrated commitment to outstanding scholarship, teaching and engagement.
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Meet Alyssa Winkler
Meet Alyssa Winkler
Wildlife resources junior Alyssa Winkler believes in taking full advantage of the hands-on experiential learning opportunities presented to her at CNR.
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Megan Fitzgerald
Online Student Pursues Fire Degree
Megan Fitzgerald will graduate from the University of Idaho in May with a Master’s degree in Natural Resources.
Online Student Pursues Fire Degree
Sparking Careers
Prescribed burning involves a lot more than a dry field of grass and a match.
» See what 11 U-Idaho Wildland Fire students did for their spring break.
Faculty, Students and Alumni Shine at International Range Meeting
Range Faculty, Students and Alumni Shine
The University of Idaho Range students, faculty and alumni garnered numerous awards at the annual International Meeting of the Society for Range Management in Oklahoma City last week.
» Find out how
NOAA Research Ecologist Shallin Busch
Ocean acidification: The also increasing 'other CO2 problem'
UI departments host talks on climate change
By Estelle Gwinn, Daily News staff writer
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Monitoring Wilderness Ecosystem as it ‘Breathes’
Trudging up a steep mountainside to dig holes in rocky soil doesn’t like professorial work. But for Katy Kavanagh and Tim Link – faculty members in the University of Idaho Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences Department – it was all in a weekend’s toil.
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Skateboard made from recycled and repurposed materials in U-Idaho Renewable Materials 100.
Recipe For a Clock
Learning how to make new materials out of old materials is the focus of CNR’s Introduction to Renewable Materials course.
» Check it out
Alumni Awards for Excellence Winners for 2012
Alumni Awards for Excellence Recipients
Four CNR students have won Alumni Awards for Excellence for the 2012-2013 academic year.
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climate change and fire ecology
Spreading the word about climate change
A team of U-Idaho faculty and graduate students have been traveling around Montana and Idaho for the past two weeks, conducting workshops about climate change.
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Saving the World, One Polar Bear at a Time
U-Idaho Alumni Steven Amstrup '75 was named the 2012 winner of the prestigious Indianapolis Prize
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OX Ranch
OX Ranch
In late September, 31 CNR students travelled to OX Ranch near Council, ID, to carry on a CNR Range Studies tradition.
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Looking homeward toward earth
NASA Chief Scientist says Profound Change Coming
NASA Chief Scientist, Waleed Abdalati, told a standing room only audience at the University of Idaho that the Earth is a system of interrelated stories, and that understanding those stories will help us prepare for changes that result from a changing climate.
» Read more about Dr. Abdalati's visit
id21, MOSS
CNR’s McCall Outdoor Science School earns ID21 award for innovative teaching
The University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) is one of six recipients of the ID21 Awards from the J.A. & K. Albertson Foundation for 2012.
» Learn more about the award and how you can be part of the celebration