PhD Student Mike Fedoroff (and colleague Brian Zettle) Awarded Competitive U.S. Army Grant to Host Workshop on Indigenous Rivercane Restoration in Southeastern U.S.

Mike Fedoroff and colleague Brian Zettle, biologist at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, were just awarded a competitive $75,000 grant from the US Army Corps of Engineers Sustainable Rivers Program (SRP) to host a workshop on Indigenous Rivercane restoration in the Southeastern United States.

Mike plans on working with the University of Alabama’s Water Research Institute to host the conference here, tentatively in August 2021. In addition to agencies and tribal government participation, he envisions faculty and student participation as well (likely and mainly in virtual format).

This comes in the wake of some other recent big news for Mike: receipt in October of the Department of the Army Civilian Service Achievement Medal, for leading an interagency team of investigators to prosecute a ring of thieves that were looting Choctaw and Chickasaw ancestral sites on Army Property in Mississippi; and completion as technical lead of a three year study for the Army in order to improve collaboration with Tribal Nations on Water Resources Management.

All around, a huge few months for Mike and his collaborators. Congratulations!