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Employees in the News
Learn about the interesting and valuable work of scientists and staff at the USGS.
Research hydrologist Dr. Michael Dettinger, whose work has contributed greatly to the understanding of the interconnectedness of climate and water supplies in the Western U.S., is among this year’s AAAS Fellows.
The U.S. Geological Survey is celebrating the achievements of Dr. Craig D. Allen, who was recently named an Ecological Society of America (ESA) fellow for making exceptional contributions to a broad array of ecology. Dr. Allen, a research ecologist with the USGS Fort Collins Science Center, joins 27 other newly-initiated ESA fellows from academia, public and private sectors. Fellows are elected for life.
Larry Moore is honored by USGS peers with Henry Gannett award for exceptional contributions to topographic mapping.
The USGS 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) team has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 “LIDAR Leader Award”, presented February 5 at the International LIDAR Mapping Forum in Denver.
USGS scientists to be featured at GSA 2017
USGS scientist James “Barry” Grand, Ph.D., has been named a 2016 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Recovery Champion (Region 7) for his exemplary long-term research on two formerly threatened species, the spectacled eider and Alaska-breeding Steller’s eiders.
Bill Werkheiser, USGS Deputy Director, has been honored with a 2016 Presidential Rank Award as a Distinguished Rank recipient. Mr. Werkheiser is among only one percent of career Federal leaders recognized for “sustained extraordinary accomplishment” with the top award bestowed to civilian employees by the U.S. President.
Former Montana Water Quality Administrator Begins Work in Boise
NEW DELHI, INDIA – The collaborative work of the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe to restore the Elwha River of Washington, USA was recognized as a world-renowned restoration project during the awarding of the 2016 Thiess International Riverprize.
Calvin Meyer, of the USGS National Geospatial Technical Operations Center, receives Interior Department‘s Customer Service Award
Kari Craun honored by USGS peers with Henry Gannett award for exceptional contributions to topographic mapping
Colorado demonstrates responsive, action-oriented approach to climate change, gains national attention with award.