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To: Pat Schassburger
From: Susan Horton
Subject: Biology Highlights for National Wetlands Research Center, July 20, 2004

I. Department/Bureau News
B. Current
USGS Scientist Received Merit Award:
On July 19, USGS scientist Beth Middleton received the Society of Wetland Scientists' (SWS) Merit Award at the SWS annual meeting in Seattle. Middleton was recognized for her two books, WetlandRestoration, Flood Pulsing and Disturbance Dynamics and Flood Pulsing in Wetlands: Restoring the Natural Hydrological Balance. (Susan Horton, Lafayette, LA, 337-266-8655)

USGS Scientist Serves on Freshwater Inflows Steering Group: USGS scientist Carroll Cordes, a member of the Lower Cypress Basin/Caddo Lake (TX) Freshwater Inflows Steering Group, participated with other federal, state and nongovernmental agencies, in an initial scoping exercise and reconnaissance trip into the Lower Cypress Basin July 19-20. The steering group developed plans for two fall workshops aimed at developing a freshwater inflows prescription for Caddo Lake which was designated a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance in 1993. Since 1992 Cordes has been actively involved with developing and coordinating USGS science activities in partnership with the Caddo Lake Institute, FWS, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Greater Caddo Lake Association and others. (Carroll Cordes, Lafayette, LA, 337-266-8653)

II. Press Inquiries/Media

USGS scientist and pilot Tommy Michot was interviewed by the Daily Advertiser (LA) about the wading bird population estimates around Lake Martin. Michot also provided this information to Nancy Camel for a book she is writing about Lake Martin.

Prepared by Susan Horton, 337-266-8655

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