April 9, 2020
Park management and conservation faculty secure National Park Service grant
Jessica Fefer, first-year assistant professor, and Ryan Sharp, associate professor, both in the park management and conservation program in the horticulture and natural resources department, recently received funding from the National Park Service for a resource management project.
The K-State researchers are receiving nearly $237,000 of the $450,000 grant funded through a collaboration with Old Dominion University. The project, for which Fefer is the principal investigator, aims to help several units of the National Park Service in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., understand how to best balance public use and resource protection in a complex urban system.
This high profile research effort is ongoing through 2022 and is funding several graduate students in the Applied Park Science Lab.