Southern Regional Extension Forestry Awards 2016-2017

Southern Regional Extension Forestry Awards 2016-2017

The results of the 2016-2017 Southern Regional Extension Forestry Awards for Excellence. 24 projects with 62 unique project contributors were honored with gold, silver, and bronze awards based on votes from Extension peers.

 

Each year, the Southern Regional Extension Forestry Awards for Excellence highlight outstanding Extension forestry and natural resource projects from across the southeastern United States. Extension professionals nominate projects for awards, and from those nominations, a jury of Extension peers selects the most innovative and influential entries. Based on the voting tallies, each award winner receives a score of bronze, silver or gold. Below is the awards list with links to each project where available. This year, we gave out 24 awards total to be distributed among 62 unique Extension collaborators. Please take a moment to peruse the list and explore these amazing education and outreach products and services from some of the most talented Extension professionals working in the field today.

Silver Award
ForestHER, A Workshop for Women who Love the Land. 
Institution: Alabama Cooperative Extension
Project Contributors: Dr. Becky Barlow, Norm Haley, and Spenser Bradley.

Alabama Extension BioBlitz 2016. 
Institution: Alabama Cooperative Extension
Project Contributors: Dr. Becky Barlow, Seth Hunt, and Dr. John Kush. 

 

Bronze Conference or Program
Wildlife Habitat Restoration on Private Lands Conference.
Institution: Arkansas Cooperative Extension
Project Contributors: Dr. Rebecca McPeake, Joseph Krystofik, Ted Zawislak, Daniel Greenfield, and Bubba Groves, David Long,  Debbie Moreland,  Darren Spinks, Jim Baker, Amanda Mathis,  and Joe Marschall.
 
Gold Extension Publications
Welcome to the Woods: A Guide for New Virginia Woodland Owners.
Institution: Virginia Cooperative Extension
Project Contributors: Ms. Jennifer Gagnon,  Neil Clark,  Adam Downing, Jason Fisher, Greg Frey, Bill Worrel. 
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Invasive Insects of  Concern to Georgia.
Institution: UGA Warnell Outreach 
Project Contributors: Mr. Chuck Bargeron, Elizabeth Moss, Keith Douce, Joe LaForest, David Moorhead,  and Michael Toews. 
 
Do-It-Yourself Feral Hog Trapping Strategy. 
Institution: Arkansas Cooperative Extension
Project  Contributors: Dr. Rebecca McPeake, Caroll Guffey and Dr. Billy Higginbotham. 
 
Ips bark beetles in the southeastern U.S.
Institutions: Mississippi Cooperative Extension, UGA Warnell Outreach, and SREF
Project Contributors: Dr. David Coyle, A. Brady Self, James D. Floyd, and John J. Riggins. 
 
Bronze Extension Pubs
Wildlife Damage Series - Feral Cats. 
Institution: UGA Warnell Outreach
Project Contributors: Dr. Michael Mengak and Jennifer Kanine. 
 
Wildlife Damage Series  -  Turkey Vultures.
Institution: UGA Warnell Outreach
Project Contributors: Dr. Michael Mengak and Kara Nitschke. 
Journal Pubs
IveGot1: Reporting and Tracking Invasive Species in Florida. 
Institutions: USDA Forest Service, UGA Warnell Outreach
Authors: Ms. Rebekah Wallace, Chuck Bargeron, David Moorhead and Joe LaForest.
 
Stakeholder Attitudes and Beliefs towards Wild Pigs in Georgia and Illinois. 
Institution: UGA Warnell Outreach
Authors: Dr. Michael Mengak , EE Harper, CA Miller, JJ Vaske, and S Bruno. 
 
Evaluating the Georgia Master Naturalist Program. 
Institution: UGA Warnell Outreach
Authors: Dr. Michael Mengak and L. Hildreth.
Editing
Georgia Landowner's guide to wild pig management. 
Institution: UGA Warnell Outreach
Authors: Dr. Michael Mengak, Jay Porter, and Michael Foster.
Editing
Wildlife Habitat Education Program National Manual, 4th Edition. 
Institutions: Tennessee Cooperative Extension
Authors: Dr. Craig Harper, Dwayne Elmore, Megan Clayton, Rod Williams and Billy Higginbotham. 
Mass Media
Tennessee Healthy Hardwoods: Growing Sustainability
Contributors: Dr. David Mercker and Samantha Jean. 
Link: Coming Soon. 
Newsletter
Pest Management News. 
Institution: Arkansas Cooperative Extension
Contributors: Dr. John Hopkins, Dr. Kelly M. Loftin, Dr. Becky McPeake, Dr. Bob Scott and Sherrie Smith. 
Book Chapter
Critical Factors Affecting Supply Chain Management: A Case Study in the US Pallet Industry. 
Institution: Virginia Cooperative Extension
Authors: Dr. Henry Quesada, Rado Gazo and Scarlett Sanchez. 
Regional Program
Forest Health and Invasive Species Education & Outreach Program.
Institutions: UGA Warnell Outreach, USDA Forest Service, and SREF
Project Leader: Dr. David Coyle. 
Research & Tech
Georgia Wild Pig Survey - Final Report
Institution: UGA Warnell Outreach
Project Leader: Dr. Michael Mengak. 
Video
Success Stories of Forest Stewardship in Virginia: Landowner Impact Videos. 
Institution: Virginia Cooperative Extension
Project Leader: Ms. Priya Jaishanker.
Website
Georgia Forestry Statistics. 
Institutions: UGA Warnell Outreach and SREF
Project Contributors: Dr. Ben Jackson and Steven Weaver.
 
Southern Forest Health Website.
Institutions: UGA Warnell Outreach, USDA Forest Service, and SREF 
Project Contributors: Dr. David Coyle, Daniel Drummond, and Laura Costa. 
 
Georgia Wild Pigs Website.
Institutions: UGA Warnell Outreach and SREF
Project Contributors: Dr. Michael Mengak, Michael Foster, and Steven Weaver 
Education Programs
Teachers' Conservation Workshop. 
Institution: Tennessee Cooperative Extension
Project Contributors: Dr. David Mercker,  Dr. Allan Houston, Dr. Wayne Clatterbuck and Preston Padgett. 
 
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