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Lockaby named interim dean of Auburn’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Graeme LockabyAUBURN UNIVERSITY – Graeme Lockaby, associate dean of research in Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, has been named interim dean of the school, announced today by Provost Timothy Boosinger.

“Dr. Lockaby will provide excellent leadership for the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences,” Boosinger said. “He has been at Auburn for 28 years and is a nationally respected authority for his work in forest sustainability.”

A national search will begin in July for a permanent dean. Lockaby succeeds Jim Shepard, who is returning to the faculty fulltime as a professor.

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School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences to hold Spring Fling April 18

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences will host its Spring Fling Friday, April 18, at coach Pat Dye’s Crooked Oaks Farm and Quail Hollow Gardens in Notasulga, Ala. Net proceeds from the fundraising gala will fund scholarships, program support and educational initiatives in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.

Events begin at 5 p.m. and will include an archery exhibition; live and silent auctions; demonstrations from the Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve, Birds of a Feather and the Southeastern Raptor Center; special appearances; and dinner and dancing, with live music provided by Kidd Blue. Dinner will be provided by Conecuh Sausage and the Organized Seafood Association of Alabama.

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Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve to hold ribbon cutting for new fire circle March 19

Fire circle at Louise Kreher Forest Ecology PreserveAUBURN UNIVERSITY – A fire circle has been installed at the Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve in Auburn to enhance visitor experience during outdoor programs in the colder months. A ribbon cutting for the new amenity will be held at the preserve at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 19.

Representatives from Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, the City of Auburn and the Auburn Chamber of Commerce will join staff for the ribbon cutting and inaugural lighting.

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City of Auburn pledges matching funds for contributions to Forest Ecology Preserve

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – For the second year, the City of Auburn has pledged a five-to-one match for individual and corporate contributions of up to $50,000 for the Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve, a community outreach program for Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.

According to the agreement, the city is providing the grant in the form of matching funds to encourage community engagement and support for this resource for outdoor recreation and education.

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Forest Ecology Preserve to launch membership drive on Earth Day April 22

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve, a community outreach program for Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, will kick off its membership drive on Earth Day, Monday, April 22.

“This is an exciting time to become a member of the Forest Ecology Preserve, said preserve administrator Jennifer Lolley. “We have just revamped the member program in 2012 to provide greater value for members with new benefits such as free passes to educational programs, members’ only events, and reciprocal admission to other nature centers. Preserve membership is a win-win for our members as well as our operations, as those funds support educational programs as well as maintenance and improvements at the preserve.”

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School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences to hold Spring Fling and Outdoor Expo April 5-6

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences will host the inaugural Spring Fling and Outdoor Expo April 5-6 at Coach Pat Dye’s Crooked Oaks Farm and Quail Hollow Gardens in Notasulga. The event will begin with a fundraising gala on Friday night and will continue through Saturday with an outdoor expo.

Net proceeds from the event will fund scholarships and educational initiatives in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.

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