Lieutenant Firefighter Teaches for Undergraduate Program that Helped him Advance his Career 

In a full-circle move, Roper began teaching firefighters in the FESA online bachelor’s degree program at CSU in the spring semester of 2022.  
The FESA curriculum allows career firefighters and first responders to develop their careers and prepare for promotion to an officer rank. Students from around the U.S. take courses like “Trends in Fire Science Technologies” and “Policy and Public Administration” from instructors with decades of experience in their respective fields.  

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Women in forestry contribute to future of their field at inaugural Women’s Forest Congress

Ten Colorado State University students joined around 500 other participants in the inaugural Women’s Forest Congress in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to address current pressing challenges for forests and women in forestry. Along with students, CSU faculty and staff from the Colorado State Forest Service and the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute attended the in-person Congress. 

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Salazar Center, Denver Parks and Recreation fund climate research by CSU team

A Colorado State University team has been awarded the inaugural grant from a program created by the Salazar Center for North American Conservation in partnership with Denver Parks and Recreation. The Urban Climate Resilience initiative was launched earlier this year. Principal investigator John Mola, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship in the Warner College of Natural Resources, will receive $150,000 from the Salazar Center to optimize plant choices to maximize pollinator habitat, climate resilience and social values across Denver parks and neighborhoods.

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CSU researcher part of Indigenous climate resilience science hub 

Dominique David-Chavez, assistant professor of Indigenous Natural Resource Stewardship in the Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Department and director of the Indigenous Land and Data Stewards laboratory at Colorado State University, will work with coastal communities in Borikén (Puerto Rico) to support community-based climate research as part of a five-year $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation.  

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