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From: Gabrielle Boudreaux Bodin
Subject: Weekly Highlights, USGS National Wetlands Research Center, June 14, 2012  

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  • USGS Certificate of Appreciation Recognizes 40 Years of Service:  On June 13, 2012, USGS National Wetlands Research Center Director Phil Turnipseed presented a USGS Certificate of Appreciation to R. Greg Linscombe in recognition of 40 years of exemplary advocacy for science and conservation between Federal, State, and Private interests. Linscombe was recognized for work involving coast-wide vegetation and furbearer surveys, protection and recovery of endangered species, wetland habitat restoration, public and private land management, and collegial leadership. (D. Phil Turnipseed; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8501)
  • Cypress Tree, “Monarch of the Swamp,” to Be Honored:  One of six Louisiana Bicentennial Cypress trees will be recognized during a brief ceremony June 19, 2012 at the Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park in Marrero, La. USGS National Wetlands Research Center Branch Chief Thomas Doyle has been working with park staff to provide an estimated age of the tree and will participate in the ceremony. (Thomas Doyle; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8647)
  • Gulf of Mexico Alliance Annual Meeting:  USGS National Wetlands Research Center Director D. Phil Turnipseed, Spatial Analysis Branch Chief Scott Wilson, and Ecologist Kate Spear will participate in the Gulf of Mexico Alliance All Hands Meeting June 19-21, 2012, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Leaders from the five Gulf States, Mexico, up-watershed partners, Federal and State agencies, and coastal organizations will be present to discuss current and upcoming strategies for a resilient future for the Gulf of Mexico. (D. Phil Turnipseed; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8501)
  • Landscape Conservation Cooperatives Meeting:  USGS National Wetlands Research Center Director Phil Turnipseed, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Gulf Coast Prairies Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) Coordinator Bill Bartush, Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC Coordinator Greg Wathen, GCPO LCC Science Coordinator John Tirpak, NOAA Coordinator Laurie Rounds, and others will meet June 19-20 during the GOMA Annual Meeting. Discussion will focus on how the NWRC, USGS, NOAA, USFWS and stakeholders can coordinate efforts. These meetings are crucial to ongoing conservation work in the LCCs and the Gulf of Mexico region. (Gabrielle Boudreaux Bodin; Lafayette, La.; 337-266-8655)

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