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Rhetta Bruegger

CCC Fellow Rhetta Bruegger worked with local ranchers to identify techniques for improving greater sage-grouse habitat. 

Applications for the next round of Colorado State University’s Center for Collaborative Conservation’s fellowships are now being accepted, with a deadline to submit an application by Jan. 27, 2016.

The Center awards fellowships to individuals and teams for projects that find new solutions to conservation issues, working with communities through on-the-ground projects in the United States and around the world.

Fellowships are open to practitioners, CSU faculty and graduate students. This year, for the first time, undergraduate students can be a part of team fellowship proposals.

CSU's John Trimarco in Kenya
Jon Trimarco in Samburu Kenya. His project brought together community elders, conservation practitioners and local educators to find solutions to land degradation problems.

Funding through the program starts in March 2016 and runs through August 2017.

The CCC Fellows program is designed to strengthen the real-world impact of the work of students, faculty, research scientists and conservation practitioners by encouraging these groups to work together on joint projects that address conservation research, education or natural resource management.

Fellows are currently working in Belize, Puerto Rico, India and the United States, and are focusing on impacts of agroforestry, resilient food systems, agricultural water use, citizen science engagement, mitigating human-wildlife conflicts, land-use planning for biodiversity and sustainability, and incorporating indigenous knowledge in identifying threats to subsistence-based lifestyles.

Applications for both team and individual fellowships are available on the Center’s website.