OSU rangeland student from British Columbia wins award

November 11, 2005

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Kevin France, an Oregon State University graduate student from Vernon, British Columbia, has received the 2005 Savery Outstanding Master’s Student Award in OSU’s Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management within the College of Agricultural Sciences.

The award recognizes outstanding master’s students whose research benefits Oregon’s agriculture and natural resources. Candidates also are evaluated on academic achievement, public service, evidence of leadership ability and research capability, previous awards and work experience.

France received $800 and a plaque. The son of Robert and Linda France, he obtained his bachelor’s degree in natural resource science from the University College of the Caribo in Kamloops, British Columbia.

At OSU, France’s research has focused on the influence of cattle grazing on the nesting habitat of sage grouse. He looked at management strategies to sustainably provide for both livestock and sage grouse habitat needs. France presented his findings at the annual meetings of the Society for Range Management.

Author: Carol Savonen
Source: John Buckhouse