Graduate student Jade Arneson wins award and scholarship

UW-Green Bay graduate student Jade Arneson (Environmental Science and Policy) was awarded the Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunter’s Conference scholarship at its annual conference in  Wisconsin Rapids, recently. She is the first UW-Green Bay recipient of the award. According to Prof. Kevin Fermanich (NAS), Arneson is “an integral member of a team of partners working to restore wild rice and coastal wetland habitats in Green Bay and is responsible for leading critical field monitoring and data interpretation activities.” In a thank-you letter to the organizers, Fermanich said, “…In addition to being a dedicated student with a passion for ecosystem restoration and wildlife management, Jade is passionate about a variety of outdoor pursuits including hunting and fishing. Her studies and research project have direct applications to improvement of wildlife habitat and to enhancement of recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. I have really been impressed with her willingness and enthusiasm for sharing her work with hunting groups, community leaders, fish and wildlife managers and the general public.”