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Stories tagged with "Forestry And Environmental Conservation"

  • Hartzog awards, lecture to focus attention on conservation

    September 30, 2015

    The Institute for Parks at Clemson University will recognize five individuals for their exemplary leadership in environmental issues at the George B. Hartzog Jr. Awards Luncheon at noon Monday at the Madren Conference Center on the Clemson campus.

  • ‘Expeditions’ crew, led by Clemson’s McMillan, wins prestigious Emmy Award

    September 28, 2015

    “Expeditions with Patrick McMillan” has won its fourth Southeast Emmy Award for an episode titled “Hummingbirds – Life in Fast-forward.”

    The Emmy competitions are the most prestigious in television and video production.

  • This year's fall foliage has the potential to be spectacular, rivaling this 2004 image at Grandfather Mountain near Boone, N.C. For more information on Grandfather Mountain, including daily fall color updates, visit www.grandfather.com. (Note to media: This photo is available for use, but please include www.grandfather.com in the credit or caption.)

    This year’s fall foliage season has potential to be the best in years

    September 22, 2015

    Hopes are high and fingers crossed that this year’s fall foliage season will be one of the most spectacular in recent years, with hues of yellow, orange, red and purple about to join forces in a dazzling display of natural beauty.

  • Paul Leonard is using Clemson's supercomputer to produce maps of habitat connectivity.

    Clemson conservation and computational scientists team up – for nature’s sake

    September 15, 2015

    CLEMSON – Like a jigsaw puzzle with missing pieces, the natural world’s swaths of once-unbroken habitat have been fragmented and disconnected – much to the detriment of many animals and plants. Biological diversity – the evolutionary and ecological process that gives rise to new species and assemblages – is paying a heavy price. One of […]

  • kip Van Bloem, director of the Belle W. Baruch Institute, addressed the addressed the Kennedy Center advisory committee during a recent meeting.

    Kennedy Center committee plots course for future of wetland, wildlife conservation

    August 4, 2015

    The James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Center advisory committee is meeting to map a strategy for creating what it hopes will be the preeminent research, teaching and outreach program addressing the ecological conservation of the south Atlantic Coastal wetland systems.

  • Clemson institute secures USDA grant to expand use of wood

    July 2, 2015

    Finding new markets for South Carolina’s abundance of timber, changing how commercial buildings are constructed and keeping the state’s more than 13 million acres of timberland healthy is the focus of a $250,000 grant awarded to Clemson’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute (WU+D).

  • Distinguished waterfowl researcher named Kennedy Center director

    July 1, 2015

    A renowned researcher with more than 30 years’ experience studying waterfowl habitats and populations has been named the inaugural director of Clemson University’s James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Center.

    Rick Kaminski will coordinate teaching, research and outreach in waterfowl and wetlands ecology from the Kennedy Center’s location at Clemson’s Belle W. Baruch Institute for Coastal Ecology and Forest Science in Georgetown.

  • The stewards of Swift Creek Farm have been actively restoring habitat for quail and other animals.

    The push is on to restore lost habitat for wildlife

    April 13, 2015

    Clemson Extension is working with landowners throughout South Carolina on forest and wildlife regeneration. Species such as bobwhite quail, which began to decline in the mid-1940s because of deteriorating habitat conditions, are slowly starting to rebound.