FSU Alumna Elizabeth Green Wins Poster Presentation at Natural Areas Conference

Nov 15, 2019 3:20 PM

Elizabeth Green of McHenry, Md., an August 2019 graduate from the Frostburg State University Master of Science program in applied ecology and conservation biology, was awarded the Graduate Student Poster Presentation Award at the Natural Areas Association’s Natural Areas Conference (NAC) in Pittsburgh.

Green’s poster presented culturally important plants of the Rosebud Lakota at Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota. This contribution to conservation was a part of her master's thesis work. It assessed the distributions of 13 medicinal, edible and culturally important plants within the Wind Cave National Park boundary to inform Lakota tribal members and the National Park Service about their natural resources.

NAC draws conservation professionals who learn about new research, receive valuable training and make connections with other professionals in conservation-related fields. The event focuses on providing access to cutting-edge information, emerging management techniques, and science-based practices for natural areas practitioners – and the crucial interactions between healthy land and water.

This project was funded by the National Park Service and supported by FSU. For more information about FSU’s M.S. in applied ecology and conservation biology, visit www.frostburg.edu/academics/majorminors/graduate/ms-applied-ecology-and-conservation%20Biology.