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Pacific Northwest Research Station

Pacific Northwest Research Station
1220 SW 3rd Ave.
Portland, OR 97204

(503) 808-2100

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Honors and Awards

2011 Rise to the Future Award

Kelly Burnett, a research fisheries biologist, was recognized by the U.S. Forest Service for her professional excellence in research achievements.


2012 Forest Service/Bureau of Land Management Joint Conservation Project Award

Brad St. Clair and Francis Kilkenny, research geneticists, were honored for their contributions as members of the Great Basin Native Plant Selection and Increase Project.


Boone and Crockett Club

Bov Eav, PNW Station Director, the Starkey Ungulate Ecology Team, and their counterparts in the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife were honored for developing innovative elk nutrition and habitat models for elk management in western Oregon and Washington.


Excellence in Herpetofaunal Conservation

Deanna Olson, a supervisory research ecologist, earned the annual Alison Haskell Award from Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation.


J. Frances Allen Scholarship

Brooke Penaluna, a SCEP research fisheries biologist, received the annual award from the American Fisheries Society.


Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation National Research Award

Bov Eav, PNW Station Director, the Starkey Ungulate Ecology Team, and their counterparts in the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife were recognized for their long-term elk research conducted at the Starkey Experimental Forest and Range.



Sjölin Award

William E. Mell, a research combustion engineer, was honored by the International FORUM of Fire Research Directors for his outstanding contributions over past years to the Fire Dynamics Simulator development team and the resulting impact of the team’s work on the advancement of fire engineering around the world.


Sustained Lifetime Achievement

Marty Vavra, supervisory rangeland scientist, was honored by the Society for Range Management for his long-term professional contributions to the art and science of range management.


USDA Secretary’s Honor Award

Brad St. Clair, research geneticist, was one of 30 members of the Conifer Translational Genomics Network Coordinated Agricultural Project honored for helping America promote sustainable agricultural production and biotechnology exports to increase food security.


Wildlife Society Outstanding Service Award 2012

The Oregon Chapter honored the station’s Starkey Ungulate Ecology Team—Mary Rowland, wildlife biologist; Jennifer Boyd, biological technician; Bridgett Naylor, geographer; Michael Wisdom, research wildlife biologist; and Martin Vavra, supervisory rangeland scientist—for their accomplishments, which included developing, publishing, and providing training on new elk habitat use models for western Oregon and Washington.




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2012 Science Accomplishments.
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