2019-20 NRWD Fellows
2019-20 Natural Resources Workforce Development Fellowship has begun with a 3 day in-person team training at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. The NRWD Fellows selected are graduate students in research-based thesis or dissertation-granting programs at the seven SW CASC consortium institutions.
The NRWD Fellowship was developed to provide graduate students with opportunities for training and practice in developing use-inspired and actionable science to inform natural resource management decisions.
Key aspects of the training include methods to foster collaborations and the development of science that informs resource management decisions; gain experience in interacting and collaborating with natural resource management decision-makers, and provide experiences in effective communication of research results to enable use of that research.
The fellowship science theme this year is improved understanding of the linkages between the management of headwater ecosystems and downstream water resources. The cohort of eight Fellows will continue working together over the course of 12 months via Zoom and conclude with another in-person gathering and final presentation next fall at USU.