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Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
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Starting today, workers have begun to remove parts of the White Dam, which as many #WarnellDawgs know spans the Middle Oconee River near Flinchum's Phoenix. It's been a long process to obtain approval to remove the dam, working with numerous federal and state agencies.

Over the next few days, workers will remove parts of the dam, which was built to provide hydroelectric power in the early 20th century. Inoperable for decades, White Dam no longer serves any economic or flood control function, and this project will improve aquatic and wildlife mobility. Workers will also leave portions of the dam that have the greatest historical significance.

For more information about this amazing project: https://news.uga.edu/workers-begin-modification-of-white-dam/
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Our #WarnellDawgs have some of the most amazing experiences! Not everyone can go on the study abroad course to southern Africa, so you'll have to live vicariously through Katelyn Kivett, who was the teaching assistant on this most recent trip in May. She shared some photos about her experience helping teach WILD 5200: International Issues in Conservation. The class spent the majority of its time in Botswana and South Africa, and then traveled to Cape Town once the course was over. #UGA #ThisCouldBeYourClassroom #MyCommitment

“The main objectives of the class are to introduce students to international wildlife management issues, as well as familiarize students with animal biology, behavior, ecology and evolution. We looked at large scale conservation issues, like the nearly inevitable extinction of the northern white rhino. Why are they going extinct? From poaching. Why is poaching such a big problem? Poverty. Why is poverty an issue? Apartheid and lack of education.

Students were challenged by these large scale questions and asked to begin formulating thoughts and opinions on how to solve some of these world issues.

Our days were spent hiking and driving through the bush to observe wildlife in a nearly pristine (unaltered by human contact) environment, and our nights were spent in tents not protected by any barriers or fences. This experience invited students to become deeply connected with their surroundings and fully utilize their natural born senses—sound, smell, sight, touch, taste—to maintain awareness and safety. Believe me, when you are sleeping in a tent by yourself you hear EVERY 'bump in the night.'

This was a truly life altering experience for these students, and for me as well. This world is such an amazing place—from the way that plants talk to each other, to the way animals have evolved for survival. Africa showed us the wonder of this world over and over again.”



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#WarnellDawg Kira McEntire is #UGA's #AmazingStudent this week! Great profile on this grad student studying under Dr. John Maerz! https://news.uga.edu/kira-mcentire/
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It's #WhereintheWorldwasWarnell Wednesday! #WarnellDawg Keith Miller (BSFR '77) may have graduated from Warnell, but his "life just ended up on a different path....got redirected. Who knew?"

After graduating from #UGA, Miller ended up in the Marines then went to flight school. After the military, he was an airline pilot (first for Northwest then Delta) while serving in the Minnesota Army National Guard on the side (and then retired). He says he's spent almost half his life in Minnesota, "and I feel like I have laid my head on pillows in more places than I can really fathom: in the military; the airlines. A German wife who likes to travel; a Russian daughter."

Miller's a little poetic when he reflects on where life took him, and notes, "Most of us certainly couldn't have predicted the course of our lives way back then. Or, that after living in several states, a decade in California, a year in Okinawa, that this southern boy would have spent now the better part of three decades in this 'frozen tundra' called Minnesota. But as they sanguinely say up here: It could have been a lot worse."

Miller's got some advice for our current students, too. "Keep your eyes open, with a sense of wonder. Don't be blind to opportunities you might not have previously considered." #GreatAdvice #LifeLivedWell
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A huge congratulations to #WarnellDawg Erin Lincoln, who has made the 2018 Class of 40 Under 40. This program began in 2011 and celebrates the personal, professional and philanthropic achievements of UGA graduates who are under the age of 40.

Lincoln (BSFR '05) is an associate director at Tetra Tech in Atlanta, and she is also on Warnell's Young Alumni Committee.

The honorees will be recognized during the eighth annual 40 Under 40 Awards Luncheon on Sept. 13 at the Georgia Aquarium. Congratulations, Erin! #UGA #AwardWinningDawgs

See the complete list here: https://news.uga.edu/40-under-40-2018/
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Hey! Did you see this article featuring #WarnellDawg Kristen Lear? She's featured in The Red & Black, talking about her bat housing project, "Build It and They Will Come." Lear is trying to help people in Athens understand bats better—and maybe not be so afraid of them—as well as giving them a safe place to nest. #UGA #wildlife #MyCommitment

Great story! https://www.redandblack.com/athensnews/nighttime-neighbors-uga-students-build-homes-for-bats-in-athens/article_5009e448-7e84-11e8-814a-bf5c6acf021a.html
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Dr. Kyle Woosnam is an avid outdoorsman, and as one of Warnell's parks, recreation and tourism management professors he's an expert on having fun outside. And even he once found himself terribly, terribly lost in the woods.

Summer can be a great time for fun outdoors, but don't mistake warmer weather for safety, he says. Going hiking, kayaking or fishing? Taking your dog for a stroll through the woods? Read this to make sure you make it home safe! #UGA #OutdoorSafety https://t.uga.edu/4f5
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It's #WhereintheWorldWasWarnell Wednesday, and #WarnellDawg Kristin Hinkson (BSFR '13) is loving life in Tennessee, where she is working for the Memphis Zoo to optimize amphibian breeding in captivity.

"Often captive animals don't receive the cues they need to spark reproductive behavior, so I act as 'nature's matchmaker' and set the mood by performing experiments to see what stimuli could trigger improved reproductive output," she says. "In doing so, I get the opportunity to travel to many different zoos and breeding facilities across the country to help breed endangered amphibians, like the Wyoming toad, Houston toad, and dusky gopher frog!"

She says her favorite part—besides being a love doctor—is the hands-on work she does with endangered frogs and toads. "It's nice to be a cog in a larger wheel that helps save species from extinction!" #ThisCouldBeYourOffice #UGA #MyCommitment #DawgsDoingGood
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#WhereintheWorldWasWarnell is going international! #WarnellDawg Jarrett Bachman sends his hellos from Vancouver, where he is assistant professor of hospitality and tourism management at Fairleigh Dickinson University!

Dr. Bachman (BS '07, MED '08, MNR '10) got his PhD from Clemson in 2014, and he researches sustainable festival and event tourism/management, coastal tourism, craft beer tourism, hospitality management, and outdoor and recreation-based tourism.

He's recently published papers on the charter fishing industry in South Carolina and last year in Quebec City presented on sustainability values of racing event attendees—going on stage right before Warnell Assistant Professor Bynum Boley. #SmallWorld #UGA #DawgsAbroad #MyCommitment

We love showing off what our alumni and students are doing and seeing! Want to be featured? Just send some photos and email to warnelldawg@uga.edu!
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