From earning over 1,000 volunteer hours with federal and state natural resource agencies to earning paid internships, the Cleveland State Community College student chapter of The Wildlife Society in Cleveland, Tennessee had a busy 2019.
At the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, one student assisted biologists with non-game species, and five students worked with the U.S. Forest Service on the Cherokee National Forest assisting with the freshwater snorkeling program and serving as wildlife interns.
The student chapter also had a good showing at the Southeastern Wildlife Conclave. In addition, they continued a five-year study assessing aquatic organism passage following culvert restoration and improved habitat for a species of concern, the Tennessee dace (Chrosomus tennesseensis).
The chapter is currently assisting TWRA biologists with abomasal parasite counts on wildlife management areas, continued working on the SWAP program and participated in other campus and community activities and project such as the wild game dinner, fish and salamander collection and marking, TWRA hunts, bird banding and more.
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