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Don Huggins and Debbie Baker returned to Haiti in Jan. 2014 to give a 2nd Aquatic Ecology workshop for the Ministry of the Environment of the South Dept.

Huggins and Baker visit Haiti

February 10, 2014 in Aquatic habitat, Bioassessment, Education, Haiti

Don Huggins and Debbie Baker returned to Haiti in Jan. 2014 to give a 2nd Aquatic Ecology workshop for the Ministry of the Environment of the South Dept. While there they investigated the lake Etang Laborde for future study.
The Atlas of Kansas Lakes 2014

KBS releases the 2014 Atlas of Kansas Lakes

February 10, 2014 in Aquatic habitat, Publications, Reservoir

CPCB participated in the assembling the 2014 Atlas of Kansas Lakes which contains maps, data, and other information about federal, state, and local reservoirs of Kansas.
Don Huggins and Debbie Baker near Torbeck Haiti, 2013.

Huggins and Baker receive Haiti pilot study funds

May 15, 2013 in Funding, Haiti

Dr. Donald Huggins and Debbie Baker of the Central Plains Center for BioAssessment at KBS received funding to perform a pilot study on a lake and several streams near Les Cayes Haiti. Funds came from the KU International Programs Travel Fund and the KU Unclassified Senate Professional Development Fund. Read more.

Dry Arkansas River in August 2011.

Central Plains Center for BioAssessment to host water panel April 13

March 11, 2013 in Drought, Presentations, Reservoir, Rivers

The Central Plains Center for BioAssessment will host a discussion panel on April 13 at a conference sponsored by the KU Commons. The conference, Global Water: Drought, Conservation & Security in the 21st Century, will be Apr. 12 & 13 in Spooner Hall at KU.

CPCB to present at Kansas Natural Resources Conference

January 9, 2013 in Presentations, Wildlife

Don Huggins and Bob Everhart will present at the 2013 Kansas Natural Resources Conference in Wichita Jan. 24-25. Dr. Huggins will present "Developing a survey and monitoring program using eDNA." Bob will talk about "Environmental DNA (eDNA) as a Potential Monitoring Tool: A Case Study Using an Endangered Fish (Notropis topeka)."

CPCB to present at the Water and Future of Kansas Conference

October 6, 2012 in Presentations, Rivers

CPCB will be presenting at the The Governor's Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas in Manhattan on Oct. 30 and 31 2012.

Hayford completes sabbatical at CPCB

July 26, 2012 in Education, Research

Dr. Barbara Hayford has completed a successful sabbatical at KBS collaborating with CPCB, Christopher Rogers, the Natural History Museum, and KDHE, and has returned to her teaching position at Wayne State College, Nebraska.
Don Huggins in Washington DC for the 2012 CAST meeting.

Don Huggins' contribution to CAST Special Publication 31

July 25, 2012 in Agriculture, Presentations, Symposium

Don Huggins contributed to Special Publication 31 Assessing the Health of Streams in Agricultural Landscapes: The Impacts of Land Management Change on Water Quality (pdf) of the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST, visit website to purchase printed copy). Inn March 2012 Dr. Huggins presented this information to congressional staff and the EPA in Washington DC. See the KU News Release.
Mill Creek, Western Corn Belt Plains

CPCB receives the 2012 "Vision Award" from the National Water Quality Monitoring Council

May 11, 2012 in Honors

The Council presents this award to recognize an individual or group for the outstanding work they do to promote water quality monitoring on a local or regional level to enhance the management and protection of aquatic resources. The Council was created in 1997 as a vehicle for bringing together diverse expertise needed to develop collaborative, comparable, and cost-effective approaches for monitoring and assessing our Nation’s water quality. See KU's campus news article for more information.