Achievements

Publications and achievements submitted by our faculty, staff, and students.

Student Lara Jansen Environmental Science & Management

Lara Jansen, NR graduate student working with Dr. Alison O’Dowd, presented her research at the California Chapter of the Society for Freshwater Science meeting in Davis, CA on Oct 25, 2017. The title of her talk was “Integration of Western Science and Indigenous Science to Inform Management of the Upper Eel River.” Lara’s co-presenter was Leke Hutchins, a UC Berkeley undergraduate who participated in HSU’s Rroulou’sik REU program last summer.


 

Student Meredith Garrett Environmental Science & Management

Environmental Science and Management senior Meredith Garrett was chosen to serve as an intern for U.S. Congresswoman Nanette Barragan this past summer in Washington, D.C. through the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s highly competitive Congressional Internship Program. http://chci.org/alumni/internships/2017/Summer/meredith_garrett/. For more information about (and to apply to) this program, visit this link … http://chci.org/programs/internships/


 

Faculty Craig Benson Environmental Science & Management

Keynote Speaker presented “Saving Soil, Saving Culture” at AUSIECA/NZHIT Conference in Christchurch, NZ


 

Faculty Natalie Arroyo Environmental Science & Management

Environmental Science & Management Instructor and Eureka City Councilmember Natalie Arroyo was recently named Assembly District 2 2019 Woman of the Year. Arroyo was selected by Assemblyman Jim Wood.

From Wood’s office:

Today Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) honors Assembly District 2’s 2019 Woman of the Year, Natalie Arroyo. Every year each Assemblymember has the privilege of selecting someone to be honored who serves their community with dedication and distinction. The day includes personal recognition during the legislative session in the Assembly Chambers and a luncheon. “Today we have the opportunity to recognize Natalie for her achievements and commitment to making a difference in the Eureka community,” said Wood.

Natalie lives and works on the North Coast in Eureka and was recently re-elected to her second term on the Eureka City Council. As a Councilperson, Natalie helped complete Eureka’s nearly 7-mile waterfront trail which is part of the California Coastal Trail, supported a Strategic Arts Plan that has demonstrated the value of the arts community in Humboldt County and initiated the return of 200 acres of culturally important land to the Wiyot Tribe. Representing Eureka, Natalie also serves on the board of the Humboldt Transit Authority.

By day, Natalie is a senior planner with the Natural Resources division of Redwood Community Action Agency, and is an enlisted member of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, stationed at Humboldt Bay – and that’s when she isn’t lecturing at Humboldt State University.

Because of her passion for trails and fisheries health, Natalie serves on the board of the Humboldt Trails Council, and served on the board of the Salmonid Restoration Federation, a statewide organization dedicated to restoring native California salmon and trout.

“Natalie is more than an inspiration in Humboldt County,” said Wood. “Her career, her elected office, her service in the Coast Guard and her volunteer work demonstrates her amazing 24-7 commitment to public service.”


 

Faculty Kerry Byrne Environmental Science & Management

Invited Presentation at the Northern California Botanist Symposium: “Restoring a population of Applegate’s milkvetch (Astragalus applegatei): lessons learned for conservation”

http://www.norcalbotanists.org/symposia/symposium2019.htm


 

Faculty Jeff Dunk Environmental Science & Management

Jeff Dunk and 17 co-authors (9 of whom were HSU alumni or faculty) published a peer-reviewed paper in PLOS ONE (https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0210643). The paper summarizes the use of modern conservation planning applied to the northern spotted owl’s critical habitat designation process.


 

Faculty Jack Murphy Environmental Science & Management

Serves on the City of Arcata’s Creeks and Watersheds Committee.


 

Student Brian Murphy Environmental Science & Management

Received NACIS Student Map Award for Research.


 

Faculty Jack Murphy Environmental Science & Management

Serves on the City of Arcata’s Creeks and Watersheds Committee.


 

Faculty Jenn Tarlton Environmental Science & Management

Jenn Tarlton has been recognized as the National Association of Interpretation Region 9 Interpreter of the month. It was posted in the Feb 2018 edition of Further WestWinds which will be available here: https://nairegion9.wordpress.com/member-services/further-westwinds-archive/


 

Faculty James Graham Environmental Science & Management

Dr. James Graham was awarded a research grant from the Archaeologocal Research & Supply Company for conducting a study entitled, “Spruce Grove Ethnographic Village Archaeological Study.”


 

Faculty Jeff Dunk Environmental Science & Management

Jeff Dunk coauthored a paper entitled “First-year dispersal of Golden Eagles from natal areas in the southwestern United States and implications for second-year settling” in a special issue (dedicated to Golden Eagle studies) of the Journal of Raptor Research.

The paper can be found at: https://doi.org/10.3356/JRR-16-80.1


 

Student Mikayla Kia Environmental Science & Management

Environmental Science & Management Student Mikayla Kia was awarded a $1,500 MapWorks Scholarship for her achievements using the MapWorks program. For more about the program, and Mikayla’s achievements, follow this link.


 

Student Irene Vasquez Environmental Science & Management

Graduate student Irene Vasquez was chosen as a Switzer Environmental Fellow for the 2017-18 academic year. The national fellowships are highly competitive. Each year, 20 promising environmental leaders are awarded $15,000 each to complete master’s and doctoral degrees in New England and California to advance their skills and develop their expertise to address critical environmental challenges.Vasquez’s research seeks to implement a management regime for restoring plants important for cultural preservation in Yosemite National Park. More details are available here.


 

Faculty Bill Trush Environmental Science & Management

Congratulations to Bill Trush, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Environmental Science & Management and Co-Director of the HSU River Institute for receiving the “Golden Pipe” award from the Salmonid Restoration Federation at their recent annual meeting in Davis, CA. The Golden Pipe is an award for innovators in the salmon restoration field. https://www.calsalmon.org/about/awards/golden-pipe-award


 

Faculty Steven Steinberg Environmental Science & Management

Steven Steinberg, Ph.D., GISP, Adjunct Professor of Geospatial Sciences, has been invited as the keynote speaker for GIS Day on Wednesday, November 16 at Shasta College in Redding.

He will be presenting: A Geospatial Journey…or how I discovered GIS and made a career of it (and you can too)!

When: 6:00pm
Where: Shasta College, Room 804, 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, CA 96003

For more info Contact: Dan Scollon, (530) 242-2314


 

Student Brian Murphy Environmental Science & Management

Won first place in student research at the North American Cartographic Research Society Annual Conference in Norfolk, VA with his map about the growth of the Hobet coal mine in West Virginia over 40 years, illustrating how the practice of mountaintop removal and valley fills creates unmitigable impacts to nearly all aspects of the geography, from geology and hydrology, to human health and economic development.


 

Faculty Dr. Steven J. Steinberg Environmental Science & Management

Dr. Steven Steinberg (Adjunct Professor, Geospatial Science) is speaking at the European Sociological Association, Qualitative Research Summit, Sept. 1- 3 in Cracow, Poland.

He will be presenting in the Mobile and Geospatial Research Technologies session about his recent fish consumption study supported by the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board, entitled: A Geospatial Survey of Anglers to Assess Fish Consumption from San Diego Bay, California.

More information about the conference is available at: http://www.esa-cracow.pl/


 

Faculty Steven Martin Environmental Science & Management

Dr. Steven Martin is co-author of a peer-reviewed article recently published in the Journal of Forestry—The Evolution of Wilderness Social Science and Future Research to Protect Experiences, Resources, and Societal Benefits.


 

Faculty Kevin Fingerman Environmental Science & Management

Humboldt State has received a 2014-2015 Campus as a Living Lab grant from the California State University. HSU will use the grant to redesign Energy, Technology & Society (ENVS 370), an upper level course that explores technical, economic and policy changes concerning energy generation and use.

The Campus as a Living Lab Grant Program provides funds for teams of faculty and facilities staff to develop or redesign of a course that ties elements of sustainability into opportunities for learning using the campus physical plant. Funds of up to $12,000 are awarded to support the teams in the preparation of the proposed course.