USGS Visits Campus to Monitor Eastern Spotted Newts
The USGS visited Sewanee’s campus this past Tuesday as part of their ARMI, Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative. Thirty Eastern Spotted Newts were caught, swabbed for Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans, or Bsal, and then released. Bsal is a highly contageous fungus that, while not yet in the US, is likely to enter the country in the coming years.
Sewanee Hosts Third Annual Wildland Fire Class
Sewanee Offers Wildland Fire Training Course to Build Student Skills
Sewanee held the second annual wildland fire training course in January, providing Sewanee students a leg-up in the job market for those going into the natural resource career field. Sewanee graduate Thomas Walters (C'15), a wildland firefighter, returned to help with the course.
TDOT and Sewanee work together to protect endangered plants on Cumberland Plateau
Domain Manager Nate Wilson and PPS Grounds Supervisor William Shealy help design new management practices to protect native and endangered wildflowers growing in road right of ways.