CFAES names new acting dean

Image of Lonnie KingCFAES welcomes Lonnie J. King, who previously has been dean of Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine, as its new acting dean effective May 15. King replaces Ron Hendrick, who’s leaving in June to become dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State. Read the story.

Webinar looks at managing watersheds, has expert speakers from CFAES

CFAES’s Anne Baird and Joe Bonnell will present “Professional Development Needs of Water Resource Managers: Core Competencies” during a free webinar called “Developing Capacity for Local Watershed Management” from 2-3 p.m. CT (3-4 p.m. ET) May 18. The event is part of an ongoing series sponsored by the 12-state North Central Region Water Network. Learn more and register here. Baird and Bonnell are with the School of Environment and Natural Resources and OSU Extension’s Ohio Watershed Network.

New book on Ohio’s breeding birds, co-edited by scientist with CFAES

Breeding Birds cover for GBA highly anticipated new book on breeding birds in Ohio sheds light on the current distribution and changes in the status of the state’s bird populations.

The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Ohio — published by the Pennsylvania State University Press and edited by Paul G. Rodewald, Matthew B. Shumar, Aaron T. Boone, David L. Slager and Jim McCormac — comes 25 years after the state’s first breeding bird atlas and provides a new look at contemporary Ohio bird life and how it has changed in that time. Continue reading

Register for Ohio Environmental Leaders Institute

Registration is open for CFAES’s 2016 Ohio Environmental Leaders Institute. The program is for environmental, natural resource and sustainability professionals and volunteers who lead or aspire to lead collaborative processes to achieve more sustainable organizations, businesses and communities.

This year’s program, says co-organizer Joe Bonnell of CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, will focus on “sustainable infrastructure as a topic area, but, as always, the purpose of the program is to build capacity in Ohio to engage in constructive dialogue and build collaborative partnerships across sectors and disciplines to address complex environmental and natural resource issues.”

Get details and register here.