MES News & Updates

Allison's Visit to the US Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology Conference (US-IALE)

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I somewhat haphazardly discovered the US Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology  (US-IALE) while anxiously searching the internet for keywords associated with my thesis research on wildlife corridors. They just so happened to have their annual meeting schedule for early April 2018, so after consulting my thesis advisor on the legitimacy of the meeting (it’s best to check, right?) I decided to take the jump and register.

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Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference

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A couple MES students were able to attend the Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference. The conference "...is a platform for empowering and inspiring change making, facilitating action, and for sharing, networking, and collaboration related to sustainability within the region's higher education institutions.

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Jessica's Crappy Summer with Foxes at Mt. Rainier National Park

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This past summer I had the opportunity to begin my thesis research at Mount Rainier National Park (MORA) by collecting Cascade red fox and coyote scat samples. My thesis project is looking at the prevalence of endoparasites and viruses within these wild canid species to help aid future conservation measures for the rare Cascade red fox. Scat samples were mostly collected by a team of wildlife surveyors working under my advisor and thesis reader, Tara Chestnut (MORA wildlife ecologist).

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MES Hoodies

The MES student club, the Master of Environmental Studies Association has created MES hoodies and a beanie to help support students in the program

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Reflections on Built Green Conference

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On Thursday, September 14th, I attended the Built Green conference at the University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College’s shared campus. Built Green is a building certification program in Washington state promoting more sustainable development between the built environment and surrounding ecosystems. This event brought together people from construction fields, financing organizations, real estate agencies, public utilities, construction materials companies, and current/potential public servants.

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