GNR News & Events
Browse the links below for recent WCU news of interest to current and prospective GNR students and their families.
Students win quiz bowl, team competition at wildlife conclave
Students representing WCU’s natural resource conservation and management and biology programs competed against students from 21 other universities across the Southeast and won both the quiz bowl and team competition at the recent Southeastern Wildlife Conclave.

Student aids Smokies park with elk research
Elizabeth Hillard roamed the backcountry of Great Smoky Mountains National Park to investigate how elk affect resources as she worked toward her master’s degree in biology.

WCU group helps with bald restoration
Students and faculty from the natural resource conservation and management program provided a helping hand high in the Plott Balsam Mountains of Jackson County.

WCU contingent works on storm surge project
Faculty, staff and students are collaborating on a website and mobile app to record and help predict a hurricane’s primary threat to life and property – coastal storm surge.

Professor wins grant for national parks study
Diane M. Styers, assistant professor of geosciences and natural resources at Western Carolina University, won nearly $15,000 in funding for a project that involves analyzing how land use affects national parks.


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